Crater Lake The fire danger level within Crater Lake National Park has dropped from extreme to high, due to recent moisture and predicted cooler temperatures, according to a report by KQEN News Radio in Roseburg, Ore.

Marsha McCabe of the National Park Service said fire restrictions and the fire ban implemented during the summer have been rescinded. McCabe said these rules still apply to fires within the park:

The lighting or maintaining of fires is generally prohibited, except as provided for in the following designated areas or receptacles, and under the conditions noted:

  • *Mazama Campground in grills or grates provided in designated campsites
  • *Within National Park Service or concession residential areas, by residents and their guests, within grills and/or grates that fully contain fire
  • *Fires must be fully contained within established fire grills. No bonfires are allowed
  • *Fires will be constantly monitored while burning and will be completely extinguished after use
  • Fireworks are prohibited in the park at all times.

See the KQEN News Radio report here.