Federal Lands on Olympic Peninsula Move to Moderate Fire Danger
In cooperation with state and local partners, and with increased warm temperatures and dry weather conditions, the Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park, under the guidance of the Olympic Interagency Fire Management Team, have moved to moderate fire danger conditions on federal public lands.
Visitors on public lands can still enjoy campfires while in campgrounds or while dispersed camping, however, please do not leave fires unattended and make sure they are out completely before leaving them. It is recommended that visitors check with local officials for the latest fire regulations.
Due to the nature of the fragile and dry alpine vegetation, fires are never allowed above elevation of 3500 feet.
“The safety of the public and all wildland fire responders is always the number one priority of all wildland fire agencies,” states Todd Rankin, Olympic Interagency Fire Management Officer.
Visitors to national parks and forests should always use caution to prevent human-caused wildfires. To reduce the risk, please consider the following:
Before going camping, learn of any fire restrictions in place and never leave a campfire unattended.
If smoking, always dispose of cigarette debris in some type of an ashtray.
Fireworks are prohibited on federal public lands.
Fire agencies and personnel are prepared to mitigate health risks during fire responses following CDC guidance.
To report a fire, dial 911.
How to Extinguish a Campfire: smokeybear.com/
Active Fire Information- Incident Information System: inciweb.nwcg.gov/
Olympic National Park information: www.nps.gov/olym/
Olympic National Forest information: www.fs.usda.gov/olympic
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