July 17, 2014
Campfires prohibited in DNR campgroundS at Rock Lake and Rock Creek
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today additional campfire restrictions in Okanogan County.
Effective 12:01 a.m. on July 18, 2014:
- All campfires in Rock Creek Campground and Rock Creek Shelter in Okanogan County are prohibited.
- All campfires in Rock Lake Campground in Okanogan County are prohibited.
- All campfires in Leader Lake Campground in Okanogan County are prohibited, which was put into place July 15.
Daily updates on burn restrictions are available at 1-800-323-BURN or on the Fire Danger and Outdoor Burning risk map at: http://bit.ly/burnrisk
The public also is reminded that individual campgrounds may ban campfires. Check with the campground host before lighting a campfire.
In an effort to reduce human-caused wildfires, DNR issued a statewide burn ban on all DNR-protected lands, effective through September 30, 2014. The ban includes all forestlands in Washington except for federal lands.
Please remember that a Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Leader Lake Campground. Learn more at: www.discoverpass.wa.gov
Janet Pearce, Communications Manager, 360-902-1122, firstname.lastname@example.org
Guy Gifford, Northeast Region Wildfire Specialist, 509-990-6218, email@example.com
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