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Open fire status for Kenai Peninsula & City of Seward

A Message from the Seward Fire Department – 

At this time Seward is still going to allow the use of campfire rings no larger than 3’ by 3’ in size in designated campgrounds, extreme due diligence in the use of these is greatly encouraged.  People who choose to use these rings are requested to have a water source (hose or 5 gallon bucket of water) close by and to monitor the winds and weather closely.  This also pertains to the use of charcoal BBQ’s.  This only applies to within the city limits.  Outside the city limits the following applies : OPEN FIRES PROHIBITED ON KENAI PENINSULA STATE PARK LANDS AS WELL AS KENAI NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE AND CHUGACH NATIONAL FOREST, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

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, Chugach National Forest 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


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