Bevan Killpack, Pine Valley District Ranger said, "The Oak Grove Campground is at the top of the drainage with only one road in and out of this area. Even with the statewide fire restrictions in effect, firefighters have extinguished several abandoned campfires in the area below the Oak Grove Campground. The closure is a proactive approach to safeguard the public during these extremely dry conditions."
Current and forecasted weather conditions coupled with extremely dry conditions and heavy loading of vegetation throughout the State of Utah have created hazardous fire conditions. As a result, all state and federal lands, and all unincorporated private lands, are under fire restrictions with a prohibition of the following acts:
1. Setting, building, maintaining, attending or using open fires of any kind, except
campfires built within the facilities provided for them in improved campgrounds, picnic
areas or permanently improved places of habitation.
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation
site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared to
3. Discharging, or using any kind of fireworks, tracer ammunition or other
The Pine Valley Ranger District appreciates the public’s understanding and willingness to comply with these restrictions for protection of the Forest’s resources and for public safety.
For more information on the campground closure and fire restrictions, go to www.utahfireinfo.gov or www.fs.fed.us/r4/Dixie, or call the Pine Valley Ranger District at (435) 652-3100.