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Forest visitors urged to heed curbs on fireworks, open fires

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Uinta National Forest Service officials are urging visitors over the July 24th weekend to be aware of the following information to make their visit more enjoyable.

Leave the fireworks home. Possessing or discharging any kind of fireworks or other pyrotechnic devices within the forest lands is prohibited.

Campfires. Fire restrictions for all federal, state and private lands became effective June 21. These orders prohibits open fires of any kind except campfires in developed campgrounds and facilities; smoking except within a vehicle, boat, developed site, residence, or in an area at least 3 feet in diameter cleared of all flammable material.

Recreation opportunities. All campgrounds on the Uinta National Forest are open except Diamond Fork and Palmyra campgrounds. Whiskey Springs picnic area is closed for renovation. Most trails are open. Visitors are advised to use caution when traveling in the high country.

Pack-in, pack-out. When vacating a campground, picnic, trail or parking area, pack out all debris.

Wilderness use. Groups that plan on hiking the Mount Timpanogos, Lone Peak, of Mount Nebo Wilderness areas must keep the group size to 15.

For more information, call the ranger district office in your area or the supervisor's office at 801-377-5780.