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Re: Zion National Park Fire Restrictions (effective 06-20-2013)

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avatar Zion National Park Fire Restrictions (effective 06-20-2013)
June 29, 2013 08:22PM
Released on June 17, 2013:

National Park Service
Zion National Park

Effective date: June 20, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Pursuant to regulations of the Department of Interior, Title 16, Sections 3 and 36 Code of Federal Regulations, subsections 1.5 Closure and public use limits (a) (1), 2.13 Fires (a) (5) (c), 2.21 Smoking (a), and 2.38 Explosives (b) (c), the following acts are prohibited on the area, roads, and trails described below until rescinded by the Superintendent of Zion National Park
  • Setting, building, maintaining, attending, or using open fires of any kind in the park in general, and specifically campfires and charcoal fires within Watchman and South campgrounds or picnic areas in Zion Canyon, excluding other designated campgrounds and permanently improved places of habitation. Stoves fueled by petroleum or liquid Propane G as (LPG) fuels are allowed.
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or a developed recreation site or stopped in an area devoid of vegetation at least 3 feet (1 meter) in diameter.
  • Discharging, or using any kind of fireworks or other pyrotechnic devices, is prohibited at all times on all federal public lands.
The following persons are exempt from the order:
  • Those persons with a permit authorizing the otherwise prohibited act, or in those areas authorized by written posted notice in the area of operation. Permits may be obtained from Zion National Park.
  • Any federal, state, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.

Area Description:
  • All lands within the boundaries of Zion National Park.

Violation of the above, prohibited acts is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 and/or imprisonment for not more than twelve months, or both (43 CFR 9212.4).

Information concerning these fire restrictions may be obtained at: (435) 772-3256

Superintendent, Zion National Park
Date: 6/17/2013

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/29/2013 09:14PM by plawrence.
Re: Zion National Park Fire Restrictions (effective 06-20-2013)
June 30, 2013 09:41PM
Going to Zion next week. Don't really have much use for a campfire in summer anyway. hot smiley
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