Fire restrictions and closures
Updated Oct. 1, 2021
With cooler temperatures and higher humidity reducing wildfire danger, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) lifted fire restrictions on Friday, Oct. 1, including the temporary ban on target shooting, on most Department-managed lands. Read the news release for more details.
- Columbia Basin Wildlife Area: A campfire ban is in place through Oct. 31 at the Columbia Basin Wildlife Area in Adams and Grant counties due to its drier, more sensitive nature.
- Klickitat Wildlife Area: A campfire ban is in place through Oct. 31 at the Klickitat Wildlife Area due to dry conditions.
- The Oak Creek Wildlife Area Unit, which was impacted by the Schneider Springs fire, reopened in late September except for parcels within the U.S. Forest Service closure boundary.
Plan your outdoor adventure
Get ready for your outdoor adventure! Plan your trip to a WDFW wildlife area or water access area. WDFW actively manages more than 1 million acres of public land and 500+ water access areas throughout the state.
Target shooting on WDFW-managed lands
WDFW strives to provide a positive recreational experience for all outdoor enthusiasts at our wildlife areas across the state. As the number of people recreating on public lands increases each year, it is important for all visitors to have an extra level of awareness.
Know before you shoot! WDFW’s target shooting regulation changed earlier this year to increase public safety, prevent wildfires, and protect habitat. Review the rule and frequently asked questions.
For more information, review the Target Shooting in Washington Brochure.
- Burns bans in Washington, organized by county and other jurisdictions
- Emergency fire closures for National Forests in Pacific Northwest Region
- Conditions for Methow Valley Recreation
- DNR Fire Restrictions Restrictions that apply to DNR-protect forestlands throughout Washington
- DNR Fire Dashboard Situation snapshot of fires in Washington and preparedness levels
- InciWeb Up-to-date information on wildfires in U.S.
- Okanogan County Emergency Management
- Washington State Park closures
How to help wildlife impacted by wildfires
Check out our blog, Four ways to help wildlife after wildfires.