Fire Restrictions now in effect.

May 24, 2021: Fire restrictions are now in effect for Desert National Wildlife Refuge

Updated June 23, 2021

Effective immediately, full fire restrictions are in effect. This means no fires are permitted, not even in the campsites in the provided fire rings.

May 24, 2021  

Fire restrictions announced for national wildlife refuges in Southern Nevada 

LAS VEGAS – On May 24, 2021, the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Clark County Fire Department, Mt. Charleston Fire Protection District, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service are implementing fire restrictions in Southern Nevada.  

Interagency fire restrictions prohibit: 


  • building and/or using a campfire or charcoal stove (using portable stove using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel OK providing it has an on/off switch
  • welding or operating an acetylene torch with open flames (except by permit) 
  • using any explosive (except by permit) 
  • using fireworks or firing a tracer 
  • operating an off-road vehicle without a spark arrestor 


Agency specific exceptions and additional restrictions are also in place: 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - On the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, all fires are prohibited, even in the provided campfire rings. No rock rings or ground fires are allowed. Small gas grills are permitted at the campground.

On the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, visitors are required to use gas grills only. No rock rings or ground fires are allowed. All fires are prohibited, even in the provided campfire rings.

Visitors are required to bring their own firewood. Cutting of live or dead trees or collection of downed and dead wood are prohibited. In all cases, make sure fires are completely extinguished before leaving the site.