The forecast is for beautiful weather through the weekend and beyond so it is a great time to get out and enjoy your national forests. At the same time, fire danger is quite high in northeastern Minnesota, particularly across the Superior National Forest, including the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).
Forest managers urge visitors to be extra careful with campfires at this time. Always use designated fire rings, when available, and clear flammables away for at least 15 feet from your campfire. Help Smokey Bear and make sure all fires are completely extinguished before leaving your campsite. Remember that wind can carry sparks for a long distance from a campfire. Consider using a camp stove to reduce the risk of a stray spark.
While we currently do not have any special orders restricting campfires on the Superior National Forest, it is important to check on status at the time you plan to visit. As weather, fuels, and fire risks change, restrictions may become necessary. As Smokey always says: “Please be careful with fire.”
For updates regarding conditions on the Superior National Forest, see the Forest website: www.fs.usda.gov/superior and follow us on Facebook@U.S.Forest Service-Superior National Forest and Twitter@SuperiorNF.