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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Rogue National
Wild and Scenic River

Fire Precautions

Effective 07/28/15

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, including camp fires, charcoal fires, cooking fires, and warming fires.
  • Current fire regulations limit you to gas and propane stoves. Cooking areas are to be on sand and gravel bars below the high water mark.
  • Smoking is allowed only on the water and on sand and gravel bars below the high water mark.
  • Cooking and smoking areas must be naturally free of flammable vegetation.
  • Fireworks are prohibited.
  • Travelers must carry a shovel and bucket (one-gallon minimum).
  • View more about Wild Rogue River (Grave Creek to Foster Bar).

Tucker Flat Campground

  • Open fires are prohibited, including camp fires, charcoal fires, cooking fires, and warming fires.
  • Current fire regulations limit you to gas and propane stoves.
  • Smoking is allowed only in enclosed vehicles on improved roads.
  • Fireworks are prohibited.
  • View more about Tucker Flat Campground.

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

  • Open fires are prohibited, including camp fires, charcoal fires, cooking fires, and warming fires.
  • Current fire regulations limit you to gas and propane stoves. Cooking areas are to be on sand and gravel bars below the high water mark.
  • Smoking is allowed only on the water and on sand and gravel bars below the high water mark.
  • Cooking and smoking areas must be naturally free of flammable vegetation.
  • Fireworks are prohibited.
  • Travelers must carry a shovel and bucket (one-gallon minimum).
  • View more about Hellgate Recreation Area.

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.