Open fires banned in state, federal parks

In response to current extreme fire danger on the Kenai Peninsula, effective immediately and until further notice, all open fires are prohibited in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai Peninsula State Parks and Chugach National Forest lands on the Kenai Peninsula. This includes any and all camp fires, including the use of enclosed fire grates and rings in State Park and Refuge Campgrounds. Use of charcoal and/or personal charcoal grills is also prohibited. Cooking stoves and gas grills may be used.

All state park and refuge campgrounds on the Kenai Peninsula remain open.

Questions regarding this emergency restriction should be directed to:

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (907) 262-7021

Kenai/Prince William Sound Area State Parks Office (907) 262-5581

Chugach National Forest (907) 743-9500