State Parks repeals campfire ban in Western Washington

Bring on the hot dogs, and the Smores.

With milder weather and forecasts that call for rain, and following the lead of the state Department of Natural Resources, Washington State Park repealed its ban on campfires in Western Washington as of Thursday, Aug. 15.

The ban on campfires on state recreational lands, those managed by Parks and DNR, went into effect July 15.

A ban on campfires and use of briquettes remains in place for all state parks in east of the Cascades.

Visitors to state parks in Eastern Washington are allowed to use the following devices for cooking and warmth:

  • Propane and liquid gas stoves appropriate for camping and backcountry use
  • Propane barbecue devices that do not use solid briquettes
  • Propane or pressurized white gas warming devices that have a shield or base
  • Lava rocks or lava logs may be used in propane grills and barbecues
  • Solid fuel citronella or other candles in a metal bucket or glass container



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