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Rogue National
Wild and Scenic River

Fire Precautions

Effective 07/18/14

Campfires are regulated on the Rogue River, from the Applegate River to Marial, by the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF). Siskiyou National Forest regulates campfires from Marial to the coast.

Wild Rogue River

  • Open fires are prohibited.
  • Charcoal briquettes are not allowed.
  • Gas and propane stoves are allowed for cooking only.
  • Cooking and smoking may occur on sand or gravel bars (below the high water mark) in areas that are naturally free of flammable vegetation.
  • Smoking will be permitted in boats and rafts while on the river.
  • Travelers must carry a shovel and a bucket with a capacity of at least one gallon.
  • Fire restrictions may change so check with this office for updates.
  • Fireworks are prohibited.
  • View more about Wild Rogue River (Grave Creek to Foster Bar).

Hellgate Recreation Area
(Mouth of Applegate River to Grave Creek)

  • No open fires are allowed currently in the area.
  • Smoking is prohibited except in boats on the water and on areas naturally free of flammable vegetation below the mean high water mark.
  • Fireworks are prohibited.
  • View more about Hellgate Recreation Area.

Tucker Flat Campground

  • Open fires are prohibited in the Tucker Flat Campground
  • Smoking and fireworks are prohibited.
  • Travelers must carry a shovel and a bucket (one-gallon minimum).
  • View more about Tucker Flat Campground.

NOTE: These restrictions will be strictly enforced. If a person is willful, malicious, or negligent in the origin of a fire, the Oregon Department of Forestry is required by state law ORS 477.068 to recover costs associated with suppressing the fire, and the responsible party will be billed for these costs. Parents can be held responsible for costs associated with suppressing fires started by children.

For more information, contact your local Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) office, Grants Pass ODF, 541-474-3152, or Medford ODF, 541-664-3328.