Campfire and beach fire restrictions


Sept. 6, 2017


Sept. 19, 2017

A statewide ban on open fires in state park campgrounds has been lifted effective August 22, 2017. However, local and regional fire restrictions are still in effect in many state parks (see list below), and restrictions from other authorities often apply to state parks as well. Conditions and situations change quickly, so please check with the park you're staying at for new or additional restrictions. Updated information is also available by phone M-F, 8 a.m. –  5 p.m. at 800-551-6949.

Visitors planning a trip to a state park or the ocean shore during the rest of the fire season should check this page and public fire restrictions at for updates before traveling.

For breaking news and information, follow the Facebook pages for Oregon State ParksOregon Department of Forestry, Keep Oregon Green, Oregon Department of TransportationOregon Department of Emergency Management.

Even if a state park allows campfires and other open flames, every park patron should exercise extraordinary care with fire:

Oregon Coast
No fires on the beach in front of south coast parks. See signs at beach accesses:

Arizona Beach State Recreation Site
Bandon State Natural Area (Devil's Kitchen, Bandon Wayside, China Creek)
Bullards Beach State Park
Cape Blanco State Park
Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor
Crissey Field State Recreation Site
Harris Beach State Park North and South beaches
Humbug Mountain State Park
Kissing Rock Beach
Lone Ranch Beach
McVay Rock State Recreation Site
Meyers Beach
Paradise Point State Recreation Site
Pistol River State Scenic Viewpoint
Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor
Seven Devils State Recreation Site
Whaleshead Beach
Winchuck State Recreation Site

OPEN Alfred Loeb State Park: campfires allowed

Willamette Valley

CLOSED Dexter State Recreation Site:

Willamette Mission State Park: No campfires, charcoal briquettes or open flames.

Portland area and Columbia River Gorge

CLOSED Ainsworth State Park

CLOSED Guy Talbot State Park

CLOSED Benson State Recreation Area

CLOSED Bridal Veil State Scenic Viewpoint

CLOSED Crown Point State Scenic Corridor - Vista House

CLOSED Rooster Rock State Park

CLOSED Dabney State Recreation Area

CLOSED Dalton Point State Recreation Area

CLOSED George W. Joseph State Natural Area

CLOSED John B. Yeon State Scenic Corridor

CLOSED Guy W. Talbot State Park

CLOSED Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area

CLOSED Starvation Creek State Park

CLOSED West Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

CLOSED Viento State Park

East of the Cascades and southern Oregon

Cottonwood Canyon State Park: No campfires or uncontrolled flames such as torches in the campground. Charcoal briquettes in fire pits or grills; propane stoves and propane fireplaces are allowed in the campground. Campfires are prohibited in the backcountry until further notice. Campfires outside of the park on BLM property along the John Day River corridor are also prohibited.

Deschutes River State Recreation Area: No campfires or uncontrolled flames such as torches in the campground. Charcoal briquettes allowed in campground fire rings only. Propane cook stoves and propane fireplaces are allowed.

Lake Owyhee State Park: Open flames up to 24 inches allowed in fire rings as long as winds are below 15 mph. No campfires or briquettes allowed after 15 mph.  Ranger on staff will determine when wind speed restriction is met.

Smith Rock State Park: Campfires and uncontrolled flames prohibited year round. Propane cook stoves allowed.

Succor Creek State Natural Area: No campfires, briquettes, tiki torches and other open flames. Propane stoves and grills are allowed at this time.