Campfires are now banned in portions of Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and North Cascades National Park. As of today, campfires are banned in the following campgrounds and picnic areas (listed, roughly, north to south):
Bridge Creek, Bridge Creek Group, Bridge Creek Stock, Shady, Tumwater, High Bridge, Harlequin, Harlequin Group, Rainbow Falls, Purple Point, Purple Point Stock, Purple Point Overflow, Weaver Point, Manly Wham and Flick Creek.
The ignition of wood, briquettes, or any fuel in fire pits, fire pans, barbecue grills or other devices is prohibited in these places until further notice.
This ban in the middle and lower …