BLM Worland provides location for fireworks

Wind River/Bighorn Basin DO
Worland FO
Media Contact
Sarah Beckwith

WORLAND, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management Worland Field Office will again make a temporary, local exception to the fireworks ban on public lands for the Independence Day Holiday. The use of fireworks will be permitted July 3–6, 2024, at the first gravel pit along the road to the landfill northwest of Worland. 

"We’re happy to be able to provide a good location for fireworks again this year, with low risk for wildfire starts," said BLM Worland Field Manager Mike Peck. “I hope everyone enjoys a safe Fourth of July." 

Fireworks use is permitted only within this gravel pit and not on the Fifteen Mile Road or gravel pits north of the landfill. 

The BLM’s partnerships with the City of Worland, Worland Fire Protection District #1 and Washakie County will enable an integrated approach to fire management, emergency medical services and law enforcement during the holiday weekend. 

Please properly dispose of litter and avoid the portions of the gravel pit that have been reclaimed and reseeded to allow for the re-establishment of vegetation in these sensitive areas. 

As an extra precaution during the holiday weekend, the Wind River/Bighorn Basin District fire crew will staff engines throughout the district to provide a quick response if any wildfires are started by fireworks. 

For more information, please contact the BLM Worland Field Office at (307) 347-5100.