Campfires and charcoal grills are prohibited everywhere in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, including in developed campgrounds, dispersed campsites and wilderness areas, as of Friday (Aug. 4). Worsening fire conditions and continued hot and dry weather prompted fire officers to impose the complete ban.
Campfire restrictions lifted Campfire restrictions on national forest lands in Okanogan County have been lifted. Campfires are now allowed at dispersed, as well as developed, campsites. “We’ve gotten a little rain,” said Jill Vugteveen, assistant fire management officer, “and we feel comfortable lifting the campfire ban. But we want to remind everyone that fire danger […]
With cooler temperatures and longer nights, burn bans have been lifted in much of the state, but record-setting dry conditions in Okanogan County and much of eastern Washington mean that campfires and burning are still not allowed in many areas.
There is still a ban on all outdoor burning in Okanogan County, which means all agricultural …
• Starting Friday (Sept.18), campfire restrictions will be reduced on national forest lands in most areas of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Campfires will also be allowed in metal or cement fire rings in most developed campgrounds that are open to public use on all Okanogan-Wenatchee ranger districts except for the Naches Ranger District. The reduction […]
Putt for the Lions Help out the Liberty Bell High School Booster Club by playing in the fourth annual Mountain Lion Mini-Open on Sunday (Sept. 20) on the miniature golf course at Sheri’s Sweet Shoppe in Winthrop. Entry forms are available at the high school office or from booster club members. Registration is at 3:30 […]
Trail work with Methow Trails Methow Trails is holding its July trail-work session at the Patterson Lake Trail on Tuesday (July 21) from 8 a.m.-noon. Trails Manager Jon Albright will instruct volunteers in trail maintenance basics at the Patterson Lake Cabins before turning teams loose to perform tread, slope and brush work on the popular […]
The U.S. Forest Service has banned all campfires on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest beginning Thursday (July 9) due to extreme fire danger. The restrictions announced Tuesday (July 7) prohibit wood and charcoal briquette fires across the national forest, including all campgrounds and designated wilderness areas. The use of pressurized liquid gas stoves is allowed. Initial […]
Continued hot, dry weather and the increasing fire hazard have prompted the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest to expand campfire restrictions across the forest. Effective Friday (June 26), building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire or briquette fire is prohibited, except at most designated campgrounds, approved sites, and in certain wilderness areas of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National […]
County, state and federal officials have lifted burn bans because of higher humidity and cooler nighttime temperatures. The Okanogan County commissioners lifted the county ban on outdoor burning on Monday (Sept. 29). The commissioners noted that the fire chief and fire advisory board support the decision. The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) rescinded the […]
Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark lifted the ban on campfires and recreational fires in approved fire pits in developed campgrounds west of the Cascade crest as of Thursday (Aug. 15). All outdoor burning, including campfires, is still prohibited on state lands in Eastern Washington. The change applies only in state, county and other campgrounds […]