People visiting state parks on the eastside of the state can again have camprfires. The State Parks and Recreation Commission announced Thursday the end of the general campfire ban in state parks east of the Cascades.
The action followed Wednesday’s announcement by the state Department of Natural Resources, lifting a ban on recreational fires on lands under DNR fire protection east of the Cascades. An earlier statewide ban on campfires was lifted in August for Western Washington state park campgrounds.
Some restrictions may remain in place for specific state parks or portions of parks. Visitors are advised to check the State Parks website at www.parks.wa.gov.
The summer ban on recreational campfires had extended to open fires and briquettes but had allowed use of propane devices for cooking and warming.