Temporary Fire Restrictions at Guadalupe Mountains National Park due to Extreme Wildland Fire Conditions

Fire restrictions are being imposed for Guadalupe Mountains National Park effective April 20, 2018 until rescinded. The restrictions are necessary to prevent wildfires during the current period of extreme fire danger in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico. Below average precipitation and high fuel loadings combined with high temperatures and winds have necessitated fire restrictions.

In accordance with 36 CFR, Chapter I,  Parts 1 –  7 authorized  by Title 54 USC, §100751(a), the following fire restrictions will be implemented at Guadalupe Mountains National Park effective 8 a.m., Friday,  April  20, 2018.

The following are prohibited on public lands within Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

  • Smoking within the Park and on trails except within an enclosed vehicle or   building , a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least six feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.
  • Charcoal or wood fires are prohibited at all times within the park boundaries. Stoves fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels are allowed.

The following persons are exempt from the restrictions of this Fire Prevention Order:

  • Persons with a permit authorizing the otherwise prohibited

The temporary fire restrictions will be rescinded when wildland fire conditions improve at the park or within the geographic area. For further information , please contact Elizabeth Jackson at elizabethjackson@nps.gov, (915) 828-3251 Ext. 2300.

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