Les Hilde Trailhead closed for overnight use for 2023-2024

For more information go to the DNR website at: https://www.dnr.wa.gov/news/dnr-closes-vehicle-access-harry-osborne-state-forest-wake-vandalism-illegal-dumping

Burn Ban Information

Burn Bans are sometimes put into effect during the summer in Skagit County. Any burn bans will be announced here. Up to date information regarding burn bans can be found at the Skagit County Fire Marshal’s website as listed below.

Modified burn ban in effect for Skagit County from June 15, 2024

For current information on burn bans and specifications for approved fire pits, go to the Skagit County Fire Marshal’s website at www.skagitcounty.net/firemarshal , select the “Outdoor and Recreational Burning & Burn Bans link and then the Campfire and Fire Pit Safety Tips link to access the PDF brochure.

Cowboy Campsite members are responsible to adhere to these local fire restrictions.

Skagit County burn ban regulations apply to Cowboy Campsite property.
Even though Cowboy Campsite borders DNR lands we are not subject to DNR fire ban restrictions since we are a private property. However, the CCMA Board reserves the right to impose stricter restrictions set by Skagit or DNR if conditions warrant changes.

DNR burn ban regulations:
Current DNR fire ban information can be checked online at the DNR Fire Danger and Burn Restrictions website. It is important to know the current DNR restrictions since we need to adhere to their restrictions while recreating on DNR land. DNR Fire Danger and Burn Restrictions

DNR has announced a complete fire ban, including smoking, on DNR lands as of July 10, 2024.

More information:
Cowboy Campsite is NOT a hosted or staffed campground. Members and guests are required to adhere to current local burn ban restrictions.
In the event of a “Red Flag Warning” as issued by the National Weather Service, all outdoor burning, including recreational and cooking fires, shall be prohibited. (https://www.weather.gov/fire/)
Recreational fires are usually allowed during “modified burn bans”. The link here indicates the requirements for approved fire pits: https://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/Home/press/090123.htm
Campfire facts, fire pit designs, and safety tips can be found at: https://www.skagitcounty.net/FireMarshal/Documents/SC%20fire%20ring%20brochure.pdf
If you have any questions about open burning in Skagit County please contact the Skagit County Fire Marshal’s Office at 360-416-1840, or go to their website at www.skagitcounty.net/firemarshal