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Monday, August 7, 2017

BLM Idaho Falls District & Caribou-Targhee National Forest: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions go into effect August 14, 2017



Stage One Fire Restrictions in effect
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IDAHO FALLS, ID – The Bureau of Land Management Idaho Falls District and the Caribou-Targhee National Forest are issuing Stage One Fire Restrictions. This restriction goes into effect August 14 at 12:01 a.m. on BLM-managed public lands and Caribou-Targhee NF lands in 16 eastern Idaho counties, until further notice.

This restriction is in response to the expected influx of people coming into the area for the solar eclipse. It is also in response to increasing fire danger, which has resulted in the occurrence of several large wildfire incidents in the eastern Idaho area in recent weeks. The intention of the fire restriction is to reduce fire starts and provide for public safety. The following acts are prohibited until further notice:

  • Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire or stove fire except within a designated recreation site, and only within a fire structure provided by the administrative agency.

  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, building or designated recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.

These restrictions include all BLM-managed public lands and Caribou-Targhee NF lands in Bannock, Bingham, Bear Lake, Bonneville, Butte, Caribou, Clark, Custer, Franklin, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Oneida, Power and Teton counties.

Fire restrictions will affect all BLM and Caribou-Targhee NF recreational areas. In designated sites fires are only allowed in BLM or Forest Service provided fire structures. For a list of designated sites please view the following lists. 

Violation of the above prohibited acts on BLM-managed public lands is punishable by fine of not more than $1,000 and/or imprisonment for not more than 12 months (Title 18 USC 1856, Title 43 USC 1701, Title 43 9212.4, and/ or appropriate State Laws). Violation of the above prohibited acts on Caribou-Targhee National Forest lands is punishable by fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual, or $10,000 for an organization, and/or imprisonment for not more than 6 months (16 USC 551, 18 USC 3571(b)(6), 3581(b)(7)).


For additional information on Stage One Fire Restrictions, please visit http://www.idahofireinfo.com or call the Idaho Fire Restrictions Hotline at 1.844.433.4737.

BLM Designated Areas
Campfires are allowed in approved fire structures that have been installed and maintained by the BLM, in the following areas on the Idaho Falls District.
Idaho Falls District
Bayhorse Campground
Cottonwood Campground
Dead Man Hole Campground
East Fork Campground
Jimmy Smith Trailhead
Little Boulder Campground
Morgan Creek Campground
Garden Creek Campground
Joe T. Fallini Campground,
Summit Creek Campground
Egin Lakes St. Anthony Dunes
Kelly Island Campground
Morgan Bar Campground
Shoup Bridge Campground
Birch Creek Campground
Wolf Flat Campground
Williams Lake Campground
Kilpatrick Campground
Agency Creek Campground
Mcfarland Campground
Smokey Cub Campground
Trail Creek Bridge Campground
Morgan Bridge Campground
Graves Creek Campground
Sagehen Flats Campground
Cutthroat Trout Campground
Blackfoot Reservoir Campground
Goodenough Creek Campground
Hawkins Reservoir Campground

Pipeline Campground

Caribou-Targhee NF Designated Areas
Campfires are allowed in approved fire structures that have been installed and maintained by the Forest Service, in the following areas on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.

Dubois RD:
Stoddard Creek Campground
Steel Creek Campground
Al Taylor Cabin

Ashton/Island Park RD:
Big Springs Campground & Group Area Island Park
Box Canyon Campground
Buffalo Campground
Buttermilk Campground
Cave Falls Campground
Flatrock Campground
Grandview Campground
McCrea Bridge Campground
Riverside Campground
Upper Coffeepot Campground
Warm River Campground
Warm River Cabin
Squirrel Meadows Cabin

Montpelier RD:
Albert Moser Campground
Beaver Creek Campground
Cloverleaf Campground
Cold Springs Campground
Davis Canyon Campground
Eightmile Campground
Emigration Campground
Montpelier Canyon Campground
North Fork Campground - St Charles Canyon, ID
Paris Springs Campground
Porcupine Campground
St. Charles Campground
Summit View Campground
Willow Flat Campground
Cub River Guard Station
Eight Mile Cabin
Clear Creek Cabin
Egan Cabin

Palisades RD
Alpine North Loop Campground
Big Elk Campground
Blowout Campground
Calamity Campground
Falls Campground
McCoy Creek Campground
Palisades Creek Campground
Riverside Park Campground
Table Rock Campground

Soda Springs RD:
Diamond Creek Campground
Gravel Creek Campground
Mill Canyon Campground
Pine Bar Campground
Tincup Campground
Johnson Guard Station
Caribou Guard Station
Stump Creek Cabin

Teton Basin RD:
Mike Harris Campground
Pine Creek Campground
Teton Canyon Campground
Trail Creek Campground

Westside RD
Big Springs Campground – Caribou
Curlew Campground
Dry Canyon Campground
Malad Summit Campground
Scout Mountain Campground
Pebble Guard Station
Malad Summit Cabin