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Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for Lewis and Clark Forest


By admin - Posted on 07 September 2012

The Lewis and Clark National Forest has announced stage 1 fire restrictions for forest lands on the Judith, Belt Creek, White Sulphur Springs and Musselshell Ranger Districts.

The fire restrictions go into effect just after midnight Saturday morning.

Stage 1 fire restrictions limit where campfires are allowed. Under this order, campfires will be prohibited across these six mountain ranges except as allowed in some developed sites.

Campfires and charcoal fires are allowed in the Lewis and Clark National Forest only at the designated recreation sites or campgrounds named below within established metal fire rings provided at the sites.

Belt Creek Ranger District:

• Aspen Campground

• Kings Hill Campground

• Kings Hill Cabin

• Many Pines Campground

• Logging Creek Campground

Judith Ranger District:

• Judith Landing Campground/picnic site

• Dry Wolf Campground

• Crystal Lake Campground Complex

• Hay Canyon Campground

• Indian Hill Campground

• Thain Creek Campground

Musselshell Ranger District:

• Spring Creek Campground

White Sulphur Springs Ranger District:

• Jumping Creek Campground

• Moose Creek Campground

• Grasshopper Campground

• Richardson Campground

Camp stoves, lanterns or fires fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels may be used anywhere on National Forest system lands during stage 1 fire restrictions. Additionally enclosed metal wood burning stoves with approved spark arrestor screens may also be used.

In addition to campfires, stage 1 restrictions place limitations on where people may smoke. Smoking is prohibited except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.

Meagher County remains under Stage 1 restrictions. Within this county, all Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Fishing Access Sites are under Stage 1 fire restrictions.

For additional information people may contact the Forest Supervisor’s office in Great Falls at 791-7700

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