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Devils Postpile National Monument Closes for 2021

Devils Post Pile
Written by sierrarecmagazine

Public Safety Closure

Mammoth Ca, August 31, 2021 – Devils Postpile National Monument will close for the entirety of 2021 after National Forest closure notice yesterday.

Under the authority of 54 U.S.C. Section 100751(a) and Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations §1.5 (a) (1) the Superintendent is closing the following portion of the park to all public use.

The entirety of Devils Postpile National Monument is closed to all public entry beginning at 11:59 pm on August 31, 2021. Devils Postpile National Monument, which lies completely within the boundaries of the Inyo National Forest, is closed to public entry in support of the Emergency Forest Closure Order issued August 30, 2021 by the Regional Forester, Region 5, United States Forest Service.

This closure order is in effect when signed by the Superintendent and remain in effect until rescinded. Administrative exemptions to this order exist for staff of Devils Postpile National Monument, approved contractors and personnel operating in support of this closure order, infrastructure protection, and life safety operations

The entirety of Devils Postpile National Monument is closed to all public entry beginning at
12:00 pm on August 31, 2021. Devils Postpile National Monument, which lies completely within
the boundaries of the Inyo National Forest, is closed to public entry in support of the Emergency
Forest Closure Order issued August 30, 2021 by the Regional Forester, Region 5, United States
Forest Service.

Fire Restrictions

Due to high fire danger and enhanced risk to the public, employees, and first responders Devils Postpile National Monument is enacting monument-wide fire restrictions to reduce the threat of human-caused wildfires.

By order of the Site Manager of Devils Postpile National Monument and under authority of Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 2.13(c):

  • The building, maintaining, or attending of a wood fire, charcoal fire, or twig stove is prohibited within Devils Postpile National Monument at all elevations.
  • Portable stoves using pressurized gas, liquid fuel, or propane are permitted, as are alcohol stoves (with and without a shutoff valve) including alcohol tablet/cube stoves.
  • Smoking is prohibited except within an enclosed vehicle, a building in which smoking is allowed, designated campgrounds, designated picnic areas, paved or graveled developed areas, and designated smoking areas.

Notice of closure will be posted and areas will be monitored to ensure compliance. This designation will remain in place until rescinded or superseded. Administrative exemptions require the written approval of the Site Manager.

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