Camp fires

For many people, camp fires, and camp-fire cooking are a traditional part of the camping experience. Few simple pleasures equal sitting by a camp fire, basking in the warmth, toasting marshmallows and telling stories. When campfires are allowed, use already established fireplaces and bring your own clean-milled firewood. Please refrain from collecting deadwood or kindling from the campsite and roadsides.

For your safety and the safety of other visitors please follow the following advice:

  • Do not light or maintain a camp fire during a total fire ban, dry or windy days. 
  • To reduce fire risks, always check the weather conditions in your camping area before lighting a fire. 
  • Completely extinguish the fire before going to bed or leaving your camp site unattended. Use water, not sand which retains heat and can cause severe burns. Even a few glowing embers can start a bushfire.

Can I have a campfire during the Fire Danger Season?

No. Council does not permit campfires during the Fire Danger Season. Campfires are also banned in all national parks and forestry reserves during the Fire Danger Season.

Can I use a gas, electric or fuel barbecue/stove during the Fire Danger Season?

Yes, electric or gas barbecues can be used providing:

  • The barbecue is clear of all flammable material to a distance of at least 4 metres; and
  • A person who is able to control the fire is present at the site of the fire until it is extinguished; and
  • An appropriate extinguisher is at hand.
  • It is not forecast a Total Fire Ban day.

Fire danger season and fire bans

The fire danger season for 2020/2021 is anticipated to run from 1st November 2020 until 30th April 2021. Please check the South Australian Country Fire Service Website or call 1300 362 361 for more information. Fire bans are advertised widely and remain in force until cancelled. 

Visitor Information

ASK THE LOCAL EXPERTS
Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information 
8 Elizabeth Street Maitland South Australia
T: 1800 202 445
E: info@visityorkepeninsula.com.au

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