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Re: Current fire restrictions in campground fire pits?

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avatar Current fire restrictions in campground fire pits?
August 11, 2022 07:53PM
Anyone know if fires are currently allowed inside designated campground fire pits?
avatar Re: Current fire restrictions in campground fire pits?
August 11, 2022 08:04PM
The following are not allowed:
  • Wood and charcoal fires (including twig stoves) with no exceptions.
  • Smoking anywhere in the park, except is it allowed:
    • within an enclosed vehicle;
    • designated frontcountry campgrounds and picnic areas that are open and where wood or charcoal fires are allowed;
    • designated smoking areas;
    • while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or has been cleared of flammable material.
Re: Current fire restrictions in campground fire pits?
August 13, 2022 02:58PM
I may be reading it wrong, but I think fires are allowed in frontcountry campground fire pits.

Here's a link to Yosemite's fire restrictions page: https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/firerestrictions.htm#8000

That page says that current restrictions are in effect below 8,000 feet, which specify

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Fire Restrictions Below 8,000 Feet
The following are not allowed:

Wood and charcoal fires (including twig stoves) below 8,000 feet, except they are allowed in:
- designated frontcountry campgrounds that are open;
- designated picnic areas that are open in which wood or charcoal fires are allowed;
- residential areas, except in El Portal and Foresta, where only charcoal fires are allowed;
- designated Wilderness in existing fire rings above 8,000 feet (and below 9,600 feet).
Smoking anywhere in the park, except is it allowed:
- within an enclosed vehicle;
- designated frontcountry campgrounds and picnic areas that are open and where wood or charcoal fires are allowed;
- designated smoking areas;
- while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or has been cleared of flammable material.
avatar Re: Current fire restrictions in campground fire pits?
August 15, 2022 09:47PM
Had a great weekend in Yosemite. Checked in to Hodgdon a little after noon; the camp host informed us they were allowing campfires at the time in our fire rings as long as we kept the fires small (at a reasonable amount, nothing crazy) and the wood had to fit inside the pit (nothing hanging out over the side of the ring). Visited Tuolumne, beautiful weather about 75 degrees, clear blue skies and sunshine. Road work operations were halted for Saturday - maybe because it was a weekend, so we didn't have any road work delays on Saturdays visited Tenaya lake, nice cool blue water and amazing scenery. After relaxing at Tenaya lake Tuolumne was the next stop, spending time at Lembert Dome (parking lot was open) and then on to the soda spring trail head (parking lot was open but had road work equipment parked in it so it may be closed on the days roadwork is in progress?). Enjoyed the rest of the evening back at camp and the next day in the valley and wawona
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