No fireworks in CNF
The Fourth of July is just around the corner and many people enjoy discharging fireworks prior to and during the holiday. US Forest Service officials at the Cherokee National Forest remind visitors that fireworks are not allowed on national forest land at any time.
Fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices are prohibited on national grassland and national forest lands year-round, regardless of weather conditions or holidays. Regulations are enforced, and violation is punishable as a misdemeanor by a fine of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment of not more than six months, or both. Forest visitors are also reminded to ensure that all fires are extinguished and cold to the touch before leaving them.
The Cherokee National Forest covers 650,000 acres of public land in ten east Tennessee counties. It offers many popular recreation areas for camping, boating, picnicking, hiking and a variety of outdoor activities. Outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to visit and enjoy your Cherokee National Forest but are reminded to leave fireworks at home.
For additional information visit the web site: http://fs.usda.goc/cherokee or call 423-476-9700.
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