Crater Lake National Park Rescinds Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

File Photo - Crater Lake National Park (Brian Gailey)

File Photo - Crater Lake National Park (Brian Gailey)

CRATER LAKE, OREGON – The fire danger level within Crater Lake National Park has dropped from high to moderate due to recent moisture and predicted cooler temperatures. Klamath-Lake District Oregon Department of Forestry is also declaring an end to fire season in this area. Effective October 12, 2018 at 12:01 am, Crater Lake National Park will lift the fire restrictions implemented on July 13, 2018.

To ensure public safety and to provide the highest degree of protection to park resources, the following regulatory provisions apply to fires within Crater Lake National Park:


The lighting or maintaining of fires is generally prohibited, except as provided for in the following designated areas or receptacles, and under the conditions noted:

  • Mazama Campground and Lost Creek Campground in grills or grates provided in designated campsites. Please note: Both campgrounds are closed for the season.

  • Lightning Springs, Bybee Creek, Red Cone Spring and Dutton Creek campsites within established fire rings.

  • Rim Village Picnic Area in grills or grates provided in designated picnic sites.

  • Within National Park Service or concession residential areas, by residents and their guests, within grills and/or fire grates that fully contain the fire.

  • Fires must be fully contained within established fire grills, grates or rings. No bonfires (large fires that spill outside of the fire receptacle, use stacks of flammable material such as cardboard boxes or wood pallets or have excessive flame heights that could easily become uncontrolled) are allowed.

  • Fires will be constantly monitored while burning and will be completely extinguished after use.


Fireworks are prohibited in the park at all times.

Press release provided from Crater Lake National Park.

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