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For Immediate Release: 6/30/2015

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Fire Restrictions in Effect at Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness


Todd Friedman

(760) 327-0222


Sacramento, Calif.As a result of the extreme fire danger caused by prolonged drought, California State Parks is implementing restrictions at Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness effective today, June 30. These restrictions apply to Stone Creek and Idyllwild campgrounds.

Fire restrictions and guidelines include:

  • Open fires, including campfires and barbecues, are prohibited. Portable propane or gas stoves are still permitted for cooking with designated campsites and day use areas.
  • Fireworks are prohibited.
  • Smoking is only permitted in designated areas.

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

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