UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, CAMPERS MUST NOT LIGHT FIRES AT INDIVIDUAL CAMPSITES (MILL POND, PORTALS, CANNONBALL CAMPS). PLEASE JOIN US AT THE LANAI FOR THE #ONEFIRE AT DUSK FOR COMPLIMENTARY S'MORES AND MUSIC. GUESTS WHO CANNOT ABIDE BY THESE FIRE RULES WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE WITHOUT RECEIVING A REFUND.
Everyone loves a great campfire. For cooking, for s'mores, for snuggling and storytelling, fire is what brings humankind together and separates us from the rest of our natural environs.
Due to the massive destruction wildfires pose in Mendocino County, Cal Fire has suspended all burns and campfires until these drought-impacted inland temperatures cool off. Here at Mendocino Magic, we know how important it is to have a fire at night as the quintessential component to escaping the cities and suburbs and truly finding yourself outside. We do not want to remove this important element, but we need to work with our guests to make sure fires are kept controlled.
BEST PRACTICES FOR A LOW-IMPACT FIRE AT MENDOCINO MAGIC
1. All Fires Must Have Supervision within ten feet of the fire at ALL TIMES. Unattended campfires easily turn into brushfires and wildfires in seconds without a careful eye.
2. All Supervision for Fires must be competent. An intoxicated adult is not as competent a supervisor as a sober 14 year old. Take an opportunity to learn from the pro's at Mendocino Magic on proper fire safety and teach your family as well.
3. No Reconstruction of Fire Rings, moving of rocks or building up of the Rings. In avoiding large bonfires, our fire rings are set for a perfect sized campfire as is - please do not make any alterations as it will impact the surrounding environment at your campsite.
4. Have a Rake and 5 Gallon Water Bucket before starting your fire. We have extra buckets and rakes for our guests' use. Please make sure these items are with you when you start a fire, and when possible, please allow us to build your fire for you.
5. ALL COALS must be extinguished before bedtime. The rustic orange embers may be beautiful, but fires can stay alive and reignite while you sleep in as little as a 0.2 mph wind gust, so please always use your water bucket and rake when putting out your fire and make sure it is really out before heading to your sleeping bag.