Campfires Allowed In BWCA and Quetico


Update:  Campfire Restrictions and Closures on the Superior National Forest 

Recent and projected precipitation, along with the greening of vegetation, has reduced the potential for a fire to start and spread quickly.  Therefore, the Forest Service announces the following changes regarding fire-related restrictions and closures on Superior National Forest lands.  


Campfire Restrictions: Effective 7:00 pm, Wednesday May 30, 2007, campfires, charcoal or wood-burning camp stoves are allowed only between the hours of 7:00 pm and midnight within the entire Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).  During the remainder of the day (between midnight and 7:00 pm) the use of campfires, charcoal or wood-burning campstoves are prohibited in the BWCAW.  As always, visitors are encouraged to use gas or propane cook stoves to reduce impacts to the Wilderness.  Outside of the BWCAW, campfires, charcoal and wood-burning camp stoves may be used any time.  Visitors are urged to use extra care with campfires and to only build campfires in designated fire grates.   


from the USFS Superior National Forest…