Wildfire Season Arrives: Thunder Creek Closures, Fire Safety Tips

When you're heading out this season always check on the wildfire situation for where you're going. There may be trail and camp closures and routes blocked by blazes.

Washington Trails news -Wildfire season has arrived early this year, due in part to a mild winter with little snow. Firefighters are currently battling the second small blaze of 2015 in the Thunder Creek area of North Cascades National Park. Learn which trails are currently closed and how you can help prevent fires from starting. Trail and backcountry camp closures in North Cascades National Park The Thunder Creek Trail from the Skagit Queen to Neve camps is currently closed due to a wildfire caused by lightning on May 30. As of June 10, the trail from Thunder Creek over Fourth of July Pass into Panther Creek remains open, but check with the park for updates. A portion of the Fisher Creek Trail is also closed from Cosho Camp to the Thunder Creek Trail junction. Closure area, as of June 8. Credit NPS   Tip: If you ever have a question about hiking in a region with an active wildfire, contact or visit a ranger station. Current campfire restrictions across the state Due to hot temperatures and low moisture, campfire restrictions are in place in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in Chelan County. In restricted areas, campfires can only be built in designated campgrounds...



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