With Independence Day just around the corner, Black Hills National Forest officials are reminding the public that fireworks are prohibited on the Black Hills National Forest and within the Black Hills Fire Protection District.
In addition to fire restrictions within the Black Hills Fire Protection District, other fire restrictions for local, state and federal agencies can be found on the Black Hills Fire Restrictions website.
Campfires are permitted on the South Dakota portion of the Black Hills National Forest only in established metal fire rings or grills that are in designated sites within a developed campground, recreation area or picnic ground.
Campfires are allowed in undeveloped areas in the Wyoming portion of the Black Hills National Forest, unless a special order prohibiting such is in effect. In developed campgrounds, campfires are only allowed in designated fire grates.