Fireworks prohibited on Cherokee National Forest land
Published 11:03 am Friday, July 1, 2022
With the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaching, Forest Service officials at the Cherokee National Forest want to remind visitors that fireworks are not allowed on National Forest System lands at any time.
“Fireworks can create dangerous fires, especially with the warmer temperatures and drier conditions we’ve been having here in Tennessee. Please leave all fireworks at home and enjoy a fun and safe holiday weekend with family and friends,” said Michael Wright, Acting Forest Supervisor for the Cherokee National Forest.
Fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices are prohibited (possessing or discharging) on all national grasslands and national forest lands year-round, regardless of weather conditions or holidays. Regulations are enforced, and violations are punishable as a misdemeanor. If you are planning an outing to a National Forest, remember to leave fireworks at home.
National Forest visitors are reminded to be careful with fire and to make sure campfires are extinguished and cold to the touch before leaving them.