Zion National Park Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

United States Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Zion National Park

Effective date: May 26, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.

Pursuant to regulations of the Department of Interior, Title 54 USC section 100101 (a) and 36 Code of Federal Regulations, subsections 1.5 Closure and public use limits (a) (1), 2.13 Fires (a) (5) (c), 2.21 Smoking (a), and 2.38 Explosives (b) (c), the following acts are prohibited on the area, roads, and trails described below until rescinded by the Superintendent of Zion National Park.

• Setting, building, maintaining, attending, or using open fires of any kind in the park in general, and specifically campfires and charcoal fires within Watchman, South Campground, Lava Point Campground or picnic areas in Zion Canyon. Stoves fueled by petroleum or liquid Propane Gas (LPG) fuels are allowed.
• Smoking in vegetated areas, except within an enclosed vehicle or a developed recreation site or stopped in an area devoid of vegetation at least 3 feet (1 meter) in diameter.
• Discharging, or using any kind of fireworks or other pyrotechnic devices, is prohibited at all times on all federal public lands, including Zion National Park.
The following persons are exempt from the order:
• Those persons with a permit authorizing the otherwise prohibited act, or in those areas authorized by written posted notice in the area of operation. Permits may be obtained from Zion National Park.
• Any federal, state, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
Area Description:
• All lands within the boundaries of Zion National Park.

Violation of the above, prohibited acts is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 and/or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.
Information concerning these fire restrictions may be obtained at: 435-772-7842

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