Fire Restrictions

Nevada State Parks is committed to protecting all residents and visitors through fostering wildfire-resilient landscapes and communities. As the weather warms up and Nevadans spend more time outdoors, 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.

10/14/2020 - Updated Fire Restrictions

NOTICE: To align with Washoe County fire restrictionsWashoe Lake State Park's fire restrictions are currently more restrictive and do not allow fire of any kind, including propane fire pits.

These fire restrictions apply to all Nevada State Parks:​

October 14, 2020


Fire Restrictions

All State Lands- including all Nevada State Park and Recreation Areas

State Forester/Firewarden will impose the following fire restrictions for all state lands in Nevada, including Nevada State Park and Recreation Areas, pursuant to NRS 472.040, 472.510, 472.520 and 407.0475, effective 12:01 a.m., Friday October 16, 2020 and will remain in effect until rescinded.

The following acts are prohibited:

1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal BBQ or stove fire (except a portable stove using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel) outside an established fireplace in a picnic area or campground or places of habitation. Charcoal grills will be allowed in designated areas of the park, but will be restricted on windy or critical fire days. Restrictions will be implemented in “Red Flag” or windy conditions as indicated by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) and the National Weather Service.

Daily information is available at the following website:

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.


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.

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