IDAHO – As areas of Idaho move to Stage 2 fire restrictions and as the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) implemented open fire bans due to poor air quality, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) will implement the ban on campfires as well as propane-fueled fire rings.
As of August 9, 2023, most of Idaho’s north region state parks (listed below) are banning campfires and propane-fueled fire rings. Propane grills and cooking stoves are still permitted at this time.
Currently, the only other portion of Idaho with fire restrictions is Central Idaho at Stage 1. While this does not prohibit campfires or propane-fueled fire rings, fires are only allowed within permitted fire rings.
“We are acting in accordance with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) air quality restrictions and regional Forest Service/Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) fire bans,” said Chelsea Chambers, Public Information Specialist at IDPR. “This is being implemented to help protect our resources and quality of life.”
Current Parks with Campfire and Propane-Fueled Fire Ring Bans:
- Priest Lake State Park
- Round Lake State Park
- Farragut State Park
- Heyburn State Park
- McCroskey State Park
- Winchester Lake State Park
For more information and the latest updates on Fire Restrictions, click here to visit IDL’s Fire Map.