Ban on Campfires, Smoking in Rmnp Backcountry
Incident: Fern Lake Wildfire
A fire and smoking ban is in effect immediately, and until further notice,
in the backcountry of the park, east of the Continental Divide.
Moraine Park Campground remains open and campfires in grates are allowed.
Use of fire anywhere in the area should be used with extreme caution.
For visitor safety, trails in the immediate area of western Moraine Park
and the fire are closed to hikers, once again. This includes Fern Lake
Road beyond the winter parking lot, Fern Lake Trail all the way to Lake
Helene (by The Pool, Fern Falls, Fern Lake, Odessa Lake to Helene), the Cub
Lake Trail from the trailhead to The Pool and the Mill Creek Trail from the
Mill Creek Basin campsites to the Cub Lake Trail. Visitors who ignore
trail closures will be issued a citation. Trails are posted and physically