The Commissioner of Public Lands has issued a statewide burn ban, effective immediately, that applies to state forests, state parks and forestlands protected by DNR firefighters. All outdoor burning, including campfires in fire pits and the use of charcoal briquettes are prohibited at all Washington state parks. Liquid or propane camp stoves that do not use solid briquettes and have on/off controls are permitted. The ban is in effect through Sept. 30, 2016.
As of 8-18-16 campfires in approved-type fire rings are still permitted on non-DNR administered lands, in designated USFS campgrounds and Wilderness areas and in unincorporated Chelan County.