Stage 2 Fire Restrictions In Effect 8/15 SEKI

Questions and reports related to Sierra Nevada current and forecast conditions, as well as general precautions and safety information. Trail conditions, fire/smoke reports, mosquito reports, weather and snow conditions, stream crossing information, and more.
Post Reply
User avatar
Forums Moderator
Forums Moderator
Posts: 10811
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:54 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions In Effect 8/15 SEKI

Post by maverick » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:03 am

Due to continued high temperatures and extremely dry conditions, the parks will be increasing the level of fire restrictions to Stage 2, effective Wednesday, August 15. This is an increase from Stage 1 fire restrictions, which have been in place since June 29, 2018.

“The 2018 fire season is already taking a dramatic toll in California,” says John Ziegler, Acting Fire Management Officer for the parks. “At a national level, basically all firefighting resources are already engaged in fighting fires. By enacting more stringent fire restrictions, we reduce the risk of accidental ignitions that would add to the already heavy burden on firefighters.”

Directed by the Superintendent of the parks, Stage 2 Fire Restrictions will be effective at 12:00 p.m. on August 15, 2018.

- Wood and charcoal fires (including wood-burning stoves) are prohibited in South Fork, Potwisha, and Buckeye Flat Campgrounds. Campfires are permitted in all other campgrounds.

- In designated wilderness, wood and charcoal fires (including wood-burning stoves) are prohibited below 6,000 feet. Year-round elevation/site-specific wilderness fire restrictions also apply.

- Wood and charcoal fires (including wood-burning stoves) are prohibited in Hospital Rock and Ash Mountain picnic areas. Wood and charcoal fires are allowed in all other designated picnic areas.

- Smoking is prohibited below 6,000 feet, except within an enclosed vehicle, a building in which smoking is allowed, a campground or picnic area where wood and charcoal fires are allowed, or a designated smoking area.

- Gas, propane, alcohol (with and without a shutoff valve), and tablet/cube stoves are permitted in all developed front-country campgrounds, established picnic areas, and wilderness areas.

For information on the other fire restriction stage levels, please visit

Professional Sierra Landscape Photographer

I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member:

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest