Parkwide Fire Ban goes into effect July 23, 2021  | Visit Rainier

Parkwide Fire Ban goes into effect July 23, 2021 

Beginning Friday, July 23, 2021 until rescinded, Mount Rainier National Park will implement a parkwide fire ban for all campfires and the ignition of wood, briquettes, or any fuel in fire pits, fire pans, and barbeque grills.

This brings the park in alignment with fire bans on adjacent state and US Forest Service lands. These bans are in place to reduce the risk of human-caused wildland fire area-wide during hot, dry conditions and high fire danger. 

The fire ban supports national incident management efforts by reducing the risk of wildland fire on park lands and the subsequent need to draw from limited firefighting resources. The nation is currently at Fire Preparedness Level 5 (PL5), the highest level of wildland fire activity. Several geographic areas are experiencing large, complex wildland fire incidents, which have the potential to exhaust national wildland firefighting resources. At least 80 percent of the country’s incident management teams and wildland firefighting personnel are committed to wildland fire incidents.  

Use of portable, petroleum-filled cooking stoves, heating devices, and/or lanterns using liquefied or bottled fuel are permissible provided such devices can be turned off.  

Discharging, or using any kind of fireworks, tracer ammunition or other incendiary devices in any location on federal lands is always prohibited. 

If you observe smoke or flames inside the park or on nearby lands, please dial 911 or notify a ranger