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NEWS RELEASE
                                                                                                    
July 17, 2014

Campfires prohibited in DNR campgroundS at Rock Lake and Rock Creek

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today additional campfire restrictions in Okanogan County. 

Effective 12:01 a.m. on July 18, 2014:

  • All campfires in Rock Creek Campground and Rock Creek Shelter in Okanogan County are prohibited.
  • All campfires in Rock Lake Campground in Okanogan County are prohibited.
  • All campfires in Leader Lake Campground in Okanogan County are prohibited, which was put into place July 15.

Daily updates on burn restrictions are available at 1-800-323-BURN or on the Fire Danger and Outdoor Burning risk map at: http://bit.ly/burnrisk

The public also is reminded that individual campgrounds may ban campfires. Check with the campground host before lighting a campfire. 

In an effort to reduce human-caused wildfires, DNR issued a statewide burn ban on all DNR-protected lands, effective through September 30, 2014. The ban includes all forestlands in Washington except for federal lands.

Discover Pass
Please remember that a Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Leader Lake Campground. Learn more at: www.discoverpass.wa.gov  

Media Contacts:
Janet Pearce, Communications Manager, 360-902-1122, janet.pearce@dnr.wa.gov  
Guy Gifford, Northeast Region Wildfire Specialist, 509-990-6218, guy.gifford@dnr.wa.gov  

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