State Parks officials announced July 31 that campfires in all state parks will be prohibited until further notice to help prevent human-caused wildfires during the hot, dry season on both sides of the Cascade Mountains.
Elsewhere, campfires are still allowed in designated fire pits at Mount Rainier National Park.
While campfires are banned at state parks, campers will be allowed to use propane and liquid gas stoves for camping and backcountry use, as well as propane-fueled barbecues that don’t use solid briquettes. Also allowed are propane or pressurized white gas warming devices that have a shield or base, and solid-fuel citronella or other candles in a metal bucket or glass container.
(Read more in the Aug. 7 print edition of The Dispatch)