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For Immediate Release: 6/26/2015

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Fire Restrictions in Effect at Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area


Kathy Weatherman



SACRAMENTO, Calif. - As a result of the extreme fire danger caused by the prolonged drought, California State Parks is implementing restrictions at Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area effective, Monday, June 29, 2015, until the fire season is over.

Fire restrictions and guidelines include:

  • Backcountry areas and the Miller Canyon Day Use Area are closed to the public.
  • Open fires, including campfires and barbecues, are prohibited. Portable propane or gas stoves are still permitted for cooking within designated campsites and day use areas.
  • Fireworks are prohibited.
  • Smoking is only permitted within designated areas of developed facilities or vehicles.

These restrictions are in conjunction with similar restrictions put in place by the U.S. Forest Service.


For more than two years, California has been dealing with the effects of drought. To learn about all the actions the state has taken to manage our water system and cope with the impacts of the drought, visit Drought.CA.Gov.

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