Yosemite National Park Fire Restrictions Rescinded

October 20, 2021 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information

A combination of recent rain, snow, and cooler temperatures has reduced the fire danger within Yosemite National Park, enabling the Superintendent to lift fire restrictions put in place earlier this year.

By order of the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park and under authority of Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 2.13(c):

  • All previously enacted fire restrictions are hereby lifted, and all associated orders rescinded.

  • Campfires are once again permitted in the Yosemite Wilderness where not otherwise prohibited by regulation. Fires remain prohibited above 9600 feet and in other designated areas due to scarcity of wood and resource concerns. Where fires are permitted, existing campfire rings must be used.
  • Campfires and cooking fires may be used in designated campgrounds, picnic areas, and residential areas in accordance with park regulations.
  • Where wood gathering is permitted, only dead and down wood may be gathered.
  • Extinguish cigarettes prior to disposal; filters must be properly disposed of in a trash receptacle.

Last updated: October 20, 2021

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