(Van Buren) – Due to the unusually hot and dry conditions that have persisted throughout the region, Ozark National Scenic Riverways has issued an immediate ban on open fires within the park. The fire ban prohibits all campfires and other open fires, including those in pedestal charcoal grills. The ban does allow the use of camp stoves and grills with lids. Please ensure that charcoal is cold before disposal. The use of fireworks continues to be prohibited in the park.
The fire ban is an effort to prevent wildfires and will be in effect until further notice.
For more information, phone 573-323-4236 from 8 AM to 4:30 PM, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/ozar.