Campfire restrictions are in effect for U.S. Bureau of Land Management, state of Idaho and Payette and Boise national forest lands in Southwest Idaho because of wildfire danger.
Under the restrictions, campfires can only be built within established campfire rings in designated recreation sites, such as developed campgrounds and picnic areas.
The same restrictions apply to fires in sheepherder-type stoves, and lighting charcoal briquets for cooking.
The use of propane or other fuel-style campstoves is still allowed outside of designated recreation areas so long as flammable material has been cleared away from where the stove is being used.
That means you can still use a backpacker stove in undesignated recreation sites.
Under the restrictions, smoking is also prohibited except within an enclosed vehicle, building, or designated recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
The Stage One fire restrictions apply to all state and BLM-managed lands within Ada, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette and Washington counties.
They also apply to all Payette National Forest lands within Washington County, all of the Mountain Home Ranger District in the Boise National Forest within Elmore County and a portion of Boise County and Ada County.
For a detailed map of areas with fire restrictions, go to idahofireinfo.blm.gov/southwest.
The restrictions will remain in effect until further notice and when fire danger lessens.