Campfire Restrictions Relaxed

While continuing to deem the fire danger in northeastern Minnesota “high,” the U.S. Forest Service has relaxed some of the restrictions put in place earlier to reduce the likelihood of wildfires starting in the Superior National Forest.

Earlier this week, in light of rainfall and the greening of the forest, the Forest Service announced that campfires would again be allowed at any time of day, so long as they were confined to fire grates in developed campgrounds. Earlier, fires in grates at developed campgrounds had been restricted to the hours of 6 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Gas and propane stoves are permitted anytime during the day in any area of the Superior National Forest, including the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

The Forest Service also reopened access to the Kekekabic Trail which crosses the BWCAW. It had been closed out of fear that hikers could become trapped if a wildfire ignited.

Read the full Forest Service announcement HERE.

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