Lake Pueblo State Park included in county fire ban

Posted at 5:57 PM, Jun 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 19:57:09-04

Visitors to Lake Pueblo need to think about their options for preparing meals. Campfires and grilling and any open flames are currently banned. Pueblo Count public safety leaders put in State 2 Fire restrictions early this week, and Lake Pueblo is in the county. It is a State Park, but Park Manager Monique Mullis says same county, same rules. “We follow it to a tee.”

“It’s so important that we look at the big picture right now, which is the incredibly hot dry conditions that are in all of Southern Colorado,” said Mullis. Fireworks are never allowed at the Lake Pueblo and the ban doubles down on the law. There are no open flames or charcoal, even in established grates and grills. You can bring your own gas grill. “It has to have a valve that can shut off fuel supply such as propane. That is okay,” said Mullis. Smoking is banned outdoors. There are limited options at the State Park. “Out here that would include a car or an R.V. or your boat.” Smoke in state owned buildings is against the law and that includes the bathrooms at the park.