Statewide Ban on Campfires Now in Effect Through September 30
Due in part to dry conditions, and that there have already been some 527 fires this season, there is now a campfire ban across the state, effective through September 30.
The ban applies to lands overseen or managed by the Department of Natural Resources. It does NOT apply to federal lands, according to DNR:
"The statewide burn ban applies to state forests, state parks and forestlands protected by DNR firefighters. It prohibits all outdoor burning, including campfires in fire pits and the use of charcoal briquettes. Liquid or propane camp stoves that do not use solid briquettes and have on/off controls are permitted.The statewide ban does not include federally-owned lands such as national forests, national parks, national wildlife refuges or other areas administered by federal agencies."