Fire Restrictions

Hinsdale County Fire Restrictions

Hinsdale County is made up of 96% public lands, a mix of BLM, Forest Service, and county managed lands. Each entity can set specific fire restrictions per region, federal restrictions override local restrictions in their designated regions.

In an effort to offer up to date info we are asking you to check the following websites for info on the fire and or restrictions in our areas. 


County Bulletin

Hinsdale County Sheriff Office

Hinsdale County

San Juan - Forest Service

Rio Grande - Forest Service

Gunnison Forest Service


Call Visitor Center M-F 9-5pm, Sat 10-3pm, Sun 10-2pm 800-569-1874

Hinsdale County Campgrounds (follow county fire restrictions)

Wupperman Campground on Lake San Cristobal


Forest Service Campgrounds

Big Blue

Bristol Head

North Clear Creek

Silver Thread/South Clear Creek

Road Canyon

River Hill

Thirty Mile

Lost Trail

Williams Creek

Deer Lakes

Hidden Valley



BLM Campgrounds

Red Bridge

The Gate

Mill Creek

Cebolla Creek

Info on fire in South Fork

Wildfire maps and updates

Register cell phones for San Luis Valley emergency updates



Helpful Information

Hinsdale County Sheriff, 970-944-2291 or

Visitor information: 800-569-1874 or

Town of Lake City, 970-944-2333 or

Current Colorado wildfire map and conditions:

Other wildfire conditions:

How to help fire victims: