Campfire & Beach Fire Ban

Effective Aug. 19 at 10 a.m., a statewide ban is in place for all campfires and open flames in properties owned and managed by Oregon State Parks, as well as the ocean shores. Locally, this affects Nehalem Bay State Park and fires along the beach. This includes but is not limited to fire pits, tiki torches, and candles. The use of propane stoves is allowed. This ban will remain in effect indefinitely and will be re-evaluated based on fire status, weather and guidance from state and local fire officials. For details or questions, call Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue at (503) 368-7590.

Dan Haag
Born and raised in the great white north of Minnesota, Dan Haag felt the pull of the north Oregon Coast in the early 90s. Finding that rain never needed to be shoveled, he married an Oregon girl and settled in Manzanita, where he works as director of the Manzanita Visitors Center. He is also a freelance writer whose work has appeared in a variety of state and national publications. He spends his free time wandering the area’s many trails, supporting the Oregon wine and beer industry, perusing coastal bookstores, and chasing his black Labrador, Lilo, along the beach.