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Campfires and All Open Flames Prohibited at Dumont

UPDATE 9/26/2020

  • Campfires are still not allowed. 
  • BBQs and anything that uses gas with a shutoff valve is allowed with fire permit.  (No charcoal, wood fires, or smudge pots)
  • Click here to get your fire permit for free. (This is not something that is heavily enforced, but technically its the law. Its best to get one just in case.) 


With all of the recent fires happening right now in California, the BLM has been forced to issue a temporary ban on all campfires. If the fires get under control and the ban gets lifted, we will update this post. Until then, this means NO FIRES are even allowed at Dumont. We understand there is little that can even burn out there, but this is a CA statewide ban and Dumont is in CA and on BLM managed land. Hopefully the fires get under control and this does not affect dune season, but as of right now this is still in effect for Dumont. 


Here is the latest release from the BLM website


The shortened version...

  • Setting, building, maintaining, attending, or using open fire of any kind is prohibited,
  • Controlled flame devices such as portable stoves and lanterns with shut-off valves,using gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel are allowed and require a valid California Campfire Permit, and
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or camp trailer or while stopped or standing in a three-foot diameter area barren or cleared of all flammable materials and away from federal facility doors, windows and air ducts.


Edited by dunefreak

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Unfortunately they have to blanket the Law.  Some idiot would start a fire and argue whatever wasn't in the blanket...

Idiots ruin it for everyone.....


That said, after posting my New SxS pics on FB, my dad informed me that I was breaking the Law (just giving me a hard time, not being serious).

Appareantly all of the Cali forests ranges are of limits for recreational use.

That includes the Toiyabe Forest Region, Mt Charleston is part of that Forest Region 😛 

I thought that was only the Cali portion, he said all of it..  I guess I could have got a ticket for being up there...



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