Menu Close

Fire and Smoking Prohibited on Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Effective Immediately

Release Date: September 5, 2017  

Beginning Tuesday, September 5, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest is prohibiting fire use and smoking throughout the forest.  These restrictions apply to all National Forest System lands within the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. 

Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire or stove fire, including briquette fires are prohibited.  Persons maintaining a pressurized liquid gas stove, pressurized liquid gas fire, or an enclosed solid fuel fire that utilizes a wick to distribute a flame are exempt. Smoking is prohibited except within an enclosed vehicle or building. 


Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) III also remains in effect on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The IFPL III restrictions apply only to contractors and permit holders, including those with permits to cut firewood for personal use.   Restrictions on firewood cutting, timber operations, and other industrial operations performed on national forest system land will be required to follow IFPL III requirements.

Personal and commercial woodcutters are reminded of their responsibility to stay informed of current IFPLs and all restrictions that apply to activities conducted on public lands. Failure to comply with fire precautionary requirements may result in the issuance of a Violation Notice and fine.

Restrictions will remain in effect until there is significant moisture to lower the fire danger.

For fire related information visit the Gifford Pinchot National Forest website: giffordpinchot/home/?cid= stelprd3817954


Find the latest road and recreation information, forest alerts, notices, and forest contact information at: