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Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is prohibiting all campfires

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is prohibiting all campfires, open flames and propane fire rings in Ainsworth State Park, Memaloose State Park and Viento State Park. The ban went into effect at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 24.

The ban will be in effect until further notice from OPRD.

The ban is a precautionary measure. Recent high temperatures and strong winds in the Gorge have elevated the danger of accidental human-caused wildfires.

Ban details:

  • The ban applies to wood, charcoal, wood pellets and all other flame sources that cannot be extinguished immediately.

    Propane fire rings are prohibited too, including smaller propane rings that may fit inside or on top of existing campground fire rings.

  • Other valve-operated flame sources, such as liquid fuel cooking devices, are allowed under the ban, but cannot be left unattended.

  • Smoking is allowed under the ban.

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