A copy of the fire regulations can be downloaded in pdf format
ALL FIRES MUST BE EXTINGUISHED BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 11 PM AND 7AM All wood fires, campfires, candles, and candle lanterns must be completely extinguished by 11 PM.
Propane stoves, lanterns, and fire pits that have an automatic shut off (such as an on/off switch) may be used between 11PM and 7AM.
The policy of San Diego County Parks Department is that ALL CAMPFIRES MUST BE EXTINGUISHED BY 11 PM.
Gray Water Disposal
There have been some new environmental laws enacted both at the State and County level this year which affect all San Diego County parks. The laws require parks to implement a stricter control of gray water disposal to avoid soil and underground water-source contamination. These new laws require that the only water to touch the soil is rainwater, to the extent that this is feasible.
What that means for us is that we need to be extremely diligent about collecting water after doing dishes, washing or bathing, using portable showers, etc. It also means that we should not pour out soft drinks, juices, alcohol, or any bottled water directly onto the soil, if it can be avoided.
As such, it is the responsibility of each camp or household to take care of collecting their gray water in a sealed container, and to avoid letting it spill or leak out onto the ground. Gray water may be disposed of at any of the stone privies, or at the gray water dump near the Ranger Station. Please do not dump gray water into the porta-privies.
If we are not compliant with these new laws, it is within the power of the Rangers, the Environmental Protection Agency, and any County Environmental agents to shut down our event. The Rangers are very supportive of our organization, but their first priority is the protection of the park and following all county regulations. It is our responsibility to comply with this to the best of our ability.
If you have any questions about gray water or gray water disposal, please see the staff at Basecamp or speak with one of the Park Rangers.