Fire Restrictions

Due to increased fire danger in southeastern California and western Arizona, fire restrictions are now in effect on Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge

Effective Saturday, May 1, 2021, fire restrictions on these lands prohibit the following acts:

  1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove fire, or the use of liquid petroleum or LPG fueled stoves, lanterns, or heating devices within refuge lands 50 CFR 25.21 & 25.31.
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle [50 CFR 25.21 (e) & 25.31].

The purpose of these restrictions is to ensure the safety of refuge visitors and employees, and for the protection of Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges lands, resources and facilities.

These restrictions are dependent upon fire activity and weather conditions, and remain in effect until conditions improve.

For local fire restrictions and updated fire information for Federal, Tribal and State lands in Arizona and California, visit

To contact the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge, call (928) 667-4144.