Potrero War

Thursday, May 23 2019 - Monday, May 27 2019


Fire Regulations

ALL FIRES MUST BE EXTINGUISHED BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 11PM AND 7AM. This includes candles and candle lanterns. The only exception is propane stoves, lanterns, and fire pits that have an automatic shut off, which may be used at any time.

  • A fire is considered extinguished when it is cooled enough that it will not reignite when fresh tinder is added.
  • ALL flames of any type must be monitored at ALL TIMES.
  • Fire extinguishers are required for each tent, kitchen, and fire pit. Fire extinguishers must be visible and easy to access.
  • All candles and lanterns must be in enclosed containers.
  • Torches (of any kind) are forbidden.
  • No flames of any kind inside your tent or pavilion.
  • Fire pits/braziers must have at least a 6 inch vertical edge and be at least 12 inches off the ground. There must be a 10 foot clearing above and around all fire pits. Flames must never extend more than 12 inches above the edge of the fire pit/brazier.
  • Violations of the fire rules will result in the camp being banned from having fires for the rest of the event. If a fire is ignited in a camp banned from fires, the whole camp will be removed from site without refund. The Parks Department may modify the campfire policy at any time.

Gray Water Disposal

There continue to be stringent environmental laws enacted both at the State and County level which affect all San Diego County parks. The laws require parks to implement a stricter control of gray water disposal to avoid soil and underground water-source contamination. These laws require that the only water to touch the soil is rainwater, to the extent that this is feasible.

What that means for us is that we need to be extremely diligent about collecting water after doing dishes, washing, or disposing of liquids. It also means that we should not pour out beverages or other liquids directly onto the soil.

It is the responsibility of each camp or household to take care of collecting their gray water in a sealed container, and to avoid letting it spill or leak out onto the ground. Gray water may be disposed of at any of the stone privies, at the gray water dump near the Ranger Station, or at the collection tanks throughout the site. Please do not dump gray water into the porta-privies.

If you have any questions about gray water or gray water disposal, please see the staff at Basecamp or speak with one of the Park Rangers.

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