National Park Service

National Park Service

Curecanti National Recreation Area

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Effective 6/15/22, Black Canyon and Curecanti National Recreation Areas are under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.

Under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, the following applies:

  • Campfires are only allowed within permanently constructed steel fire rings in developed park campgrounds (i.e., metal, in- ground containment structure). Fire pans and rock campfire rings are not acceptable. All beach fires are prohibited, including below high-water line.
  • No fires of any type, including charcoal, outside of developed areas.
  • No smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or private building, a developed recreation site, or a barren area free of vegetation.
  • No use of explosive materials. Fireworks are always prohibited in the national park units.
  • No welding or operation of an acetylene or other similar torch with open flame except from an area that has been cleared of vegetation.
  • No operation of any internal combustion engine without a spark-arresting device, properly installed and in working order.
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