When significant drought conditions in California meet with dry springtime chaparral, wild land fires can easily be ignited. Campfires restrictions are tighter than usual this summer 2013, so knnow the current conditions and restrictions by contacting the nearest ranger station. Remember that campfire safety is always key.
NO CAMP FIRES, what?
What a way to start the summer!
as of June 3, 2013: The lower half of California is in extreme drought conditions and backcountry fire restrictions are already in place. This means you can only legally have a campfire inside a developed campground. Severe conditions may escalate to 'no campfires anywhere' as the summer continues, so know before you go.
- Cleveland National Forest
- San Bernardino NF
- Angeles National Forest
- Los Padres National Forest
- Sequoia National Forest
California Wildfire Map:
California incident information
US drought conditions