Fire Restrictions

Nevada State Parks is committed to protecting all residents and visitors through fostering wildfire-resilient landscapes and communities. We encourage visitors to recreate safely and responsibly to help prevent wildfires, protect lives and property, and preserve our precious natural wonders that we all love.

Effective July 1, 2022 Fire Restrictions Enacted for Western Region State Parks in Nevada

Nevada Division of Forestry's State Forester/Firewarden will impose the following fire restrictions for all State Lands, Nevada State Park and Recreation Areas listed herein -- Spooner Lake and Backcountry, Sand Harbor, Van Sickle, Cave Rock, Washoe Lake, Mormon Station, Lahontan Lake, Buckland Station, Walker River, Dayton, Fort Churchill, and Rye Patch State Parks -- pursuant to NRS 472.040, 472.510, 472.520 and 407.0475. Fire restrictions will be effective at 12:01 a.m., July 1, 2022 and will remain in effect until rescinded. View fire restrictions 


Effective 6/28/22 - Fire Restrictions In the following listed Nevada State Park and Recreation Areas: 
South Fork, Wildhorse, Cave and Ward Charcoal Ovens State Parks. 

\Nevada Division of Forestry's State Forester/Firewarden will impose the following fire restrictions for all State Lands, Nevada State Park and Recreation Areas listed above, pursuant to NRS 472.040, 472.510, 472.520 and 407.0475. Fire restrictions will be effective at 12:01 a.m., June 29, 2022 and will remain in effect until rescinded. 
Fire restrictions are in place for state, federal and local government agencies but may vary slightly. Check https://www.nevadafireinfo.org/ to ensure understanding of the exact fire restrictions in place. 
The following acts are prohibited: 

1.    Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire (using wood, charcoal or any other material),
campfire or stove fire except a portable stove using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel outside of a developed campground in an approved fire enclosure or in a designated picnic
area ( except by permit). These activities may be restricted further by State Park Staff based on
conditions and when "Red flag" conditions are in place as indicated by the National Weather
Service.
2.    Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle.
3.    Welding, or operating an acetylene torch with open flames, except by permit.
4.    Using, or causing to be used, any explosive, except by permit.
5.    Discharge, use, or allowing the use of fireworks, tracer rounds, steel-core ammunition, explosive targets, or any other incendiary device.
6.    Operating a motor vehicle or combustion engine without a spark arrestor and off an existing paved, gravel or dirt roads.
7.    Operating a vehicle or other motorized equipment in wildland areas without an ax, shovel and at least one gallon of water.
8.    Discharging a firearm in an area where a Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service.

Exemptions: 
Each of the following persons is exempt from this order: 

1.    Persons with a valid permit specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission.
2.    Any federal, state, local officer or member of and organized firefighting force, in the performance of an official duty.

In addition, each State Park or State Recreation Area may impose more stringent restrictions when they determine that the conditions warrant them. The State Park or State Recreation Area may not, however, be less restrictive. 
Penalties: 
Violation of these prohibitions is a misdemeanor and punishable by fine of not more than $1,000.00, or imprisonment of not more than six months, or both. Restitution for total suppression and damage costs incurred will be borne by the trespasser. 

 

Effective 5/27/22 - FIRE RESTRICTIONS FOR SPOONER LAKE, SAND HARBOR, VAN-SICKLE AND CAVE ROCK

SPECIAL ORDER

Fire Restrictions

All State Lands- including all Nevada State Park and Recreation Areas in the Lake Tahoe Basin: Spooner Lake and Backcountry, Sand Harbor, Van Sickle, and Cave Rock

Nevada Division of Forestry’s State Forester/Firewarden will impose the following fire restrictions for all state lands on the Nevada side of the Lake Tahoe Basin , including the Nevada State Park and Recreation Areas listed above, pursuant to NRS 472.040, 472.510, 472.520 and 407.0475.  Fire restrictions will be effective at 12:00 a.m., Friday May 27, 2022 and will remain in effect until rescinded. 

These restrictions are consistent with those in place for the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit of the United States Forest Service and Local Fire Districts in the Basin.

The following acts are prohibited:

  1. Igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire (using wood, charcoal or any other material), campfire or stove fire except a portable stove using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel.
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle.
  3. Welding, or operating an acetylene torch with open flames, except by permit.
  4. Using, or causing to be used, any explosive, except by permit.
  5. Discharge, use, or allowing the use of fireworks, tracer rounds, steel-core ammunition, explosive targets, or any other incendiary device.
  6. Operating a motor vehicle or combustion engine equipment without a spark arrestor and off of existing paved, gravel or dirt roads.
  7. Operating a vehicle or other motorized equipment in wildland areas without an ax, shovel and at least one gallon of water.
  8. Discharging a firearm in an area where a Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service. 

Exemptions:

Each of the following persons is exempt from this order:

  1. Persons with a valid permit specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission.
  2. Any federal, state, local officer or member of and organized firefighting force, in the performance of an official duty.

In addition, each State Park or State Recreation Area may impose more stringent restrictions when they determine that the conditions warrant them.  The State Park or State Recreation Area may not, however, be less restrictive.

Affected Area:

All state lands- including all Nevada State Park and Recreation Areas on the Nevada side of the Lake Tahoe Basin including Spooner Lake and Backcountry, Sand Harbor, Van Sickle, and Cave Rock. 

Penalties:

Violation of these prohibitions is a misdemeanor and punishable by fine of not more than $1,000.00, or imprisonment of not more than six months, or both.  Restitution for total suppression and damage costs incurred will be borne by the trespasser.

Effective 5/16/22 - FIRE RESTRICTIONS FOR OLD LAS VEGAS MORMON FORT, VALLEY OF FIRE, SPRING MOUNTAIN RANCH, ICE AGE FOSSILS AND BIG BEND

May 16, 2022

SPECIAL ORDER

Fire Restrictions

All State Lands- including all Nevada State Park and Recreation Areas in Southern Nevada, Clark County: Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, Valley of Fire, Spring Mountain Ranch, Ice Age Fossils and Big Bend of the Colorado SRA

Nevada Division of Forestry’s State Forester/Firewarden will impose the following fire restrictions for all State Lands, Nevada State Park and Recreation Areas listed above, pursuant to NRS 472.040, 472.510, 472.520 and 407.0475.  Fire restrictions will be effective at 12:00 a.m., Monday May 16, 2022 and will remain in effect until rescinded. 

These restrictions are consistent with those in place for the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.

The following acts are prohibited:

  1. Igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire (using wood, charcoal or any other material), campfire or stove fire except a portable stove using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel.
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle.
  3. Welding, or operating an acetylene torch with open flames, except by permit.
  4. Using, or causing to be used, any explosive, except by permit.
  5. Discharge, use, or allowing the use of fireworks, tracer rounds, steel-core ammunition, explosive targets, or any other incendiary device.
  6. Operating a motor vehicle or combustion engine equipment without a spark arrestor and off of existing paved, gravel or dirt roads.
  7. Operating a vehicle or other motorized equipment in wildland areas without an ax, shovel and at least one gallon of water.
  8. Discharging a firearm in an area where a Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service. 

Exemptions:

Each of the following persons is exempt from this order:

  1. Persons with a valid permit specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission.
  2. Any federal, state, local officer or member of and organized firefighting force, in the performance of an official duty.

In addition, each State Park or State Recreation Area may impose more stringent restrictions when they determine that the conditions warrant them.  The State Park or State Recreation Area may not, however, be less restrictive.

Affected Area:

All state lands- including all Nevada State Park and Recreation Areas in Southern Nevada. 

Penalties:

Violation of these prohibitions is a misdemeanor and punishable by fine of not more than $1,000.00, or imprisonment of not more than six months, or both.  Restitution for total suppression and damage costs incurred will be borne by the trespasser.

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