Fire Safety

Arizona State Parks and Trails follow U.S. Forest Service and Arizona State Department of Forestry and Fire Management restrictions. However, additional restrictions may apply in state park campgrounds.

Infographic that shows nine ways you can prevent forest fires. One, Drown and stir campfires, Two, Don’t use fireworks, three, don’t smoke in the parks, four, shooting firearms makes sparks, five, don’t start campfires in high winds, six, dragging chains from vehicle causes sparks, seven, use a reflector instead of setting a distress fire if you become lost, eight, inspect your vehicle for things that might cause sparks, nine, don’t fly a drone near wildfires.

Current Restrictions:

Alamo Lake State Park: Stage 1 fire restrictions in effect as of noon on Friday, June 7, 2024.

Dead Horse Ranch State Park: Stage 2 fire restrictions as of June 21, 2024.

Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area: Stage 2 fire restrictions in effect as of June 21, 2024.

Fort Verde State Historic Park: Stage 2 fire restrictions in effect as of June 21, 2024.

Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park: Stage 1 fire restrictions in effect as of noon on Friday, June 7, 2024.

Homolovi State Park: Stage 2 fire restrictions in effect as of June 21, 2024.

Kartchner Caverns State Park: no fires of any kind. Propane grills allowed (not left unattended).

Lost Dutchman State Park: fire restrictions in effect through September 30, 2024. Wood, charcoal, and propane fires are prohibited. Gas/propane stoves are allowed for cooking meals only. Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is prohibited in the park and on trails. Smoking is allowed inside an enclosed vehicle/camper only. 

Lyman Lake State Park: Stage 1 fire restrictions in effect.

Oracle State Park: Stage 1 fire restrictions in effect.

Picacho Peak State Park: Propane grills and fire pits are still allowed.

Red Rock State Park: Stage 2 fire restrictions as of June 21, 2024.

Rockin' River Ranch State Park: Stage 2 fire restrictions as of June 21, 2024.

Roper Lake and Dankworth Pond state parks fire restrictions in effect until further notice.

Slide Rock State Park: Stage 2 fire restrictions as of June 21, 2024.

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park: no charcoal grilling.

There's an App for That!

The Department of Forestry and Fire Management has up to date information on their website, as well as a mobile app to track wildfires near you. Get updates, notifications, and learn about planned prescribed burns. The free mobile application can be found for iOS users on iTunes and Google Play for Android users by searching the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management. Download it for iOS or Android.

Stage I Fire Restrictions

1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove other than in a developed campsite or picnic area is prohibited. Exemptions include petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off.

2. Smoking is prohibited unless it is within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site/improved site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.

3. The discharging or using of any kind of fireworks and incendiary devices is prohibited.

4. Welding or operating acetylene or other torch device with an open flame is prohibited.

Stage II Fire Restrictions

  1. The building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove other than in a developed campsite or picnic area is prohibited. Exemptions include persons using a device solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3 feet of the device.
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, is prohibited.
  3. Discharging a firearm except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal, or tribal laws and regulations is prohibited.
  4. Mechanical and Industrial prohibitions:
    Operating any internal combustion engine.
    No chainsaw use from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. 
    Welding, or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame.
    Using an explosive.

Exemptions

1. Any federal, state, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.

2. All land within a city boundary is exempt unless otherwise stated in a city ordinance.

Wood and charcoal fires are prohibited.

Gas/propane stoves are allowed for cooking meals only.

Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is prohibited in the park and on trails. Smoking is allowed inside an enclosed vehicle/camper only.

National Forest Fire Restriction Information

Please click below to learn about fire restrictions within Arizona's national parks.

BLM Fire Restriction Information

Please click below to learn about fire restrictions within Arizona's BLM land.

BLM 

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