Do Fireworks and Camping Go Together?

Trying to decide between camping for the 4th of July or shooting fireworks may be making a choice of which family tradition you'll follow.  Because of the fire danger associated with fireworks, they are prohibited on most, if not all, public lands in the United States.

However, you may be able to find fireworks shows just a short driving or boating distance from your campground.  Large lakes often have communities who take donations to fund a fireworks show put on by local fire departments.

Pet owners, please do not leave your pet alone in the campground when you go to watch fireworks.  If they can hear the fireworks, they will be more frightened without you.

Below are a few fireworks shows that we know about.  Let us know where you enjoy camping and fireworks shows!

July 2nd

Oregon:  Detroit Lake, east of Salem

Utah:  Flaming Gorge, Dutch John

July 3rd

Oregon:  Alsea Bay, Waldport

July 4th

California:  Lake Almanor, near Chester

Idaho:  Lake Pend Oreille, Sandpoint

Michigan:  Ludington

Oregon:  Siuslaw Bay, Old Town Florence

Oregon:  Yachats Bay, between Waldport and Florence

Utah:  Pineview Reservoir

Please use extra caution with your campfires where dry conditions prevail.  Check out our campfire tips here:  Campfire Safety Tips