OPRD lifts campfire bans from all but five state parks - KPTV - FOX 12

OPRD lifts campfire bans from all but five state parks

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SALEM, OR (KPTV) -

Campers heading to most Oregon State Parks for the weekend will be able to roast their marshmallows and hot dogs again.

The cooler weather and late summer rains this week have led to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department to lift most of the lingering bans in state parks on campfires, with a few exceptions.

Campfires will be allowed in designated fire rings, and recreational beach fires are being allowed from the Columbia River south to Coos Bay.

Campfires bans do remain in place at the Cove Palisades, Cottonwood Canyon State Park, Deschutes River State Recreation Area, Succor Creek State Natural Area and Government Island State Recreation Area, though these bans will be lifted as conditions in the areas improve.

Beach fires are still banned from Coos Bay south to the California border.

The OPRD still cautions visitors to be very careful with fire in the areas where the ban has been lifted, and that conditions and restrictions could change with little advanced notice.

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