Camping This Summer? Forget the Fireworks, Boomers and Shooters
It would appear to be common sense that people would not celebrate the 4th of July, or any other way in the forest, by shooting off fireworks or other 'explosive devices.' From the Bureau release Friday June 1st:
Effective June 1, 2018, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) prohibits the use of fireworks, target shooting with exploding targets, and the firing of a tracer or incendiary device on all BLM-managed public lands throughout Oregon and Washington. The ban will be in effect from June 1, to October 20, 2018.
But apparently because people do, the Bureau of Land Management (Feds) have officially banned any and all such items through October 20th on Federal lands. Now, these are DIFFERENT from state campgrounds. You will need to check with officials where you are going to restrictions.
These areas include:
Washington Camping Areas by Forest
These are places you will run afoul of the law if you set anything off. So, be smart when camping and recreating!