Restrictions & Closures


Yampa River

Please practice appropriate river etiquette, fish handling techniques and conservation ethics. Thank you for Respecting the Yampa! 

For the second time this summer, water temperatures in the Yampa River have risen again above the allowed threshold and triggered the City of Steamboat Springs to enact commercial and voluntary recreational closures for the Yampa River as of Tuesday, August 2. The closure will remain in effect until rescinded.  Read Release.


CLOSED- River closed on August 2 to all recreation


VOLUNTARY- public asked to adhere to closure


Fire Restrictions

No Restrictions in Effect

No fireworks of any variety. Individuals must have a recreational burn permits from Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue (SSFR) for fire pits at private residences.

Fire Districts

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue
Chuck Cerasoli - 970.879.7170

North Routt Fire Protection District
Mike Swinsick - 970.879.6064

Oak Creek Fire Protection District
Chuck Wisecup - 970.736.8104

West Routt Fire Protection District
Trevor Guire - 970.276.3511

Yampa Fire Protection District
Machia 'Ky' Cox - 970.846.2169

Routt County Office of Emergency Management
David 'Mo' DeMorat - 970.870.5551