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DINOSAUR | Stage 1 fire restrictions within Dinosaur National Monument will be lifted beginning at midnight on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. The slightly cooler temperatures and recent rainfall has reduced the fire danger. Monument visitors are reminded to still be cautious with fire as some areas may contain substantial amounts of dry vegetation. Smoking should be done only in cleared areas. Extinguish all campfires with water and dirt until embers are cool to the touch.
The use of fire by visitors in the monument is regulated to protect monument resources and visitors. In developed areas, such as campgrounds and picnic areas, open wood fires are restricted to the monument-installed metal fire rings or grills. In the backcountry and along the river, campfires are permitted only within certain areas. For more information on the fire regulations within Dinosaur National Monument and where they are permitted, please visit us on the web at www.nps.gov/dino or call us at 435-781-7700.
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