Fire Prevention


Despite our wet spring and slower start to hot summer temperatures, we still need to do our part to prevent wildfires. Here are a few tips to help you keep yourself, your family and your state parks safe this fire season:

  • Follow all burn bans.

  • Park on asphalt, not on the grass. The heat from the underside of your vehicle can start a fire.

  • Fully extinguish campfires and grills. If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave.

  • Make sure cigarettes are extinguished completely in water and disposed of appropriately.

  • Check out the Department of Natural Resources’ fire prevention blog and burn restriction map for wildfire information.

  • Know before you go: sign up for State Parks alerts.

  • Learn more tips about fire safety from Smokey Bear!