Camping conditions are looking good for the Fourth of July

Posted at 3:39 PM, Jun 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 14:38:44-04

BOISE, Idaho — If you're planning to go camping for the Fourth of July, conditions are looking great.

Boise National Forest officials tell us cooler weather at the start of the summer and a wet spring in the mountains helped keep conditions moist as we head into July.

Here are some important reminders to reduce the chances of forest fire:

Fireworks are illegal in the national forest and you'll want to double-check campground conditions before hitting the road.

Remember to always keep a close eye on your campfire and, when you leave, make sure it is completely out.

Before leaving, check your car or truck for any loose chains that could drag on the road. Those sparks could cause a wildfire.

If you plan on riding a dirt bike or ATV in the national forest, make sure your spark arrester is USDA certified.

Photo Courtesy: Boise National Forest