Fire Ban in the Boundary Waters Begins

     Dry conditions and a forest fire near Ely, Minnesota prompted officials to implement a partial fire ban in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  Rain is in the forecast but hot temperatures and windy conditions have dried out the forest.  The ban allows campfires from 7pm-midnight only so folks are still able to enjoy an evening campfire. 

   We always encourage visitors to use caution with their campfires.  Keep them small, keep them within the fire ring and make sure they are dead out when you leave the campsite for any amount of time.  Cigarette butts should be fully extinguished and not thrown from vehicles while driving on the Gunflint Trail. 

     Do a little rain dance for the Boundary Waters!