I understand the need for burn bans on Department of Natural Resources lands. However, banning fires in designated fire pits in all state parks lacks common sense.
I recently stayed at Cape Disappointment State Park. You can count on either rain or heavy mist nearly every night at this coastal campground, seemingly keeping the fire danger low. I also strongly doubt that state park fire pits are the cause of the wildland fires that are presently burning.
Let individual park managers, not bureaucrats in Olympia, make the decisions regarding fire safety in their parks. My family will be enjoying our …