Forest Service Lifts Campfire Restrictions in BWCA
Posted at: 09/27/2012 11:01 AM
Cooler temperatures and shorter days have prompted the Forest Service to lift hour restrictions for campfires within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. According to a press release, visitors may now use campfires, charcoal, and wood-burning camp stoves at all hours of the day.
Forest managers will also re-open the area inside the BWCAW along the Canadian border and around Knife Lake to public use. The area inside the BWCAW was closed earlier this month while the fire was actively burning on the Canadian side. Fire crews will continue to monitor the fire area.
Fall colors are at near peak conditions, and Forest Service manages ask visitors to be extra careful as conditions remain dry in the woods.
For updates regarding conditions on the Superior National Forest, please check the Forest web site at: www.fs.usda.gov/superior.