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Recreational fires are allowed in the Lake Chinook District

The following regulations must be followed:

  1. Recreational fires are limited to burning of dry, seasoned wood, with a total fuel area of three (3) feet or less in diameter and two (2) feet in height, for the purpose of cooking, pleasure or religious ceremonies.
  2. No garbage, asphalt, petroleum products, paints, rubber products, tires, plastic, paper products, plywood, finished lumber, or particle board may be burned.
  3. Burning of yard waste / yard materials in a recreational pit is prohibited, including grass clippings, needle cast, brush and limbs.
  4. Recreational fires shall be allowed EXCEPT when the Fire Chief or designee determines dangerous conditions exist. During severe fire conditions all outdoor open burning is banned.
  5. You are required to call the fire prevention / fire restriction line at 541-410-5077 prior to your recreational fire. A current outdoor burning permit is required.


  • Recreational fires must be 15 feet away from any structure.
  • Recreational fire pits shall be located not less than ten (10) feet from any adjoining property lines, fences, or decks with no overhead branches.


  • Recreational fire pits shall be constructed of concrete, stone, or approved non-combustible material.
  • The bottom of the pit may be of sand, or mineral earth.
  • The recreational fire pit shall not exceed three (3) feet in diameter. The depth of the pit shall be a minimum of four (4) inches and capable of containing all burned material. ( no limbs or brush should extend over the pit area).


  • Recreational fire pits shall be maintained in good condition at all times.
  • Fire extinguishing equipment such as buckets, shovels, or garden hoses shall be readily available for use at recreational fires.

dead outAttendance:
Recreational fire pits shall be constantly attended by a person knowledgeable in the use of fire extinguishing equipment required by this section. An attendant shall supervise a recreational fire until such fire has been completely extinguished. Don't let your campfire become a wildfire! Put your Recreational fire dead-out. How to extinguish your fire. Learn More >>

Report an illegal burning violation

Lake Chinook Fire & Rescue is authorized to order extinguishment of open burning that creates or adds to a hazardous situation. If you wish to report a suspected illegal burning violation, call the non-emergency dispatch phone number at 541-475-2201. 

You are required to call 541-410-5077 daily for current fire restrictions

As Fire Restrictions Can Change Overnight