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Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

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Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in place within the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, which includes the Bob Marshall, Great Bear, and Scapegoat Wilderness Areas. These restrictions prohibit building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire. There are exemptions.

Exemptions within the Bob Marshall Complex:

  • The Schafer Meadows Campground on the Flathead National Forest's Spotted Bear Ranger District is the one approved site for campfires within the confines of a metal or concrete fire ring or grill provided by the Forest Service for that purpose. 
  • Devices solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off are permitted anywhere on National Forest System lands. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable material within three feet of the device.
  • Completely contained wood stoves with a fire screen or spark arrester are allowed ONLY in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.

As far as smoking is concerned, it will only be permitted in a building or a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.

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