Campfire Restrictions in North Georgia

Published Nov 25, 2016

Campfire Restrictions are in effect at Indian Grave Gap on the AT. ~ Photo by Robert Sutherland

Campfire Restrictions are in effect at Indian Grave Gap on the AT. ~ Photo by Robert Sutherland

The Chattahoochee National Forest Service has issued campfire restrictions for trails and campsites in North Georgia, effective through the end of 2016.

Yes, Halloween will come and go without telling scary stories with friends, but we will probably have fewer forest fires.

The Forest Service says the potential for wildfire activity is very high across all of North Georgia where severe to exceptional drought conditions are being experienced.

Chattahoochee National Forest Campfire Restrictions

Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire outside of developed recreation areas is prohibited. Fires must be confined to receptacles designed for fire -- which are metal fire rings in developed campsites. Commercially available fuel stoves (camp stoves) are excluded from this restriction.

As of October 19, 2016, several fires near the Appalachian Trail were being fought in North Carolina and Maine. Please be careful with cigarettes and stoves too.

Yes, it's getting cold at night in the hills. Yes, campfires are a big part of camping overnight.

No, you can't have a campfire, unless you use a metal fire ring in a developed campsite. Sorry.

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Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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