With another holiday weekend approaching and summer winding down, many will head to the forest to hike, fish, camp, and enjoy all the Roosevelt National Forest has to offer. Before heading out, visitors should be aware of a few things.
All reservable campsites are full for Labor Day weekend. There are many first come, first served campgrounds on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District, but these fill up quickly – sometimes by Thursday – before a holiday weekend.
Firefighters are asking the public to help prevent wildfires over the holiday and every day by making sure campfires are completely out when leaving.
Fire danger is increasing across the district, serving as a reminder to forest visitors of how important it is to completely extinguish campfires. Abandoned campfires are the number one cause of human-caused wildfires on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District.
In order to make sure your campfire is out, please follow these steps:
1. Add water
3. Pass your hand over the campfire ashes to make sure all heat is extinguished.
These simple steps will help ensure a safer forest for the holiday weekend and fall hunting season. Penalties for abandoned campfires may include civil or criminal charges and restitution costs.
Need more information about camping opportunities, whether at a developed site or dispersed opportunities? Please contact the district’s visitor information services at 970-295-6700.