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2021 News

Gettysburg National Military Park to Conduct Prescribed Fires

April 15, 2021

Gettysburg National Military Park is preparing to conduct prescribed fires April 17-18, 2021, weather permitting.

The park plans to burn portions of the west slope of Little Round Top (52 acres) and the Munshower field (36 acres) immediately north of Little Round Top. Prescribed fire activity will be completed as soon as all safety protocols are met.

Field and weather conditions will ultimately determine the exact dates and duration of the operation to ensure public safety. Vehicle traffic in the area may experience delays due to smoke, but fire operations will be scheduled to minimize impacts. Some visitor facilities, trails and public roads will be temporarily closed during the prescribed fire.

Little Round Top prescribed fire, April 2017
National Park Service photo

To ensure the safety of all firefighters and park visitors, multiple roads will be temporarily closed to all traffic, and hiking and horse will be temporarily closed for the day(s) of the prescribed fires and possibly for multiple days after the fires.

Visit Gettysburg National Military Park's website for details of temporary closures, for news media information and to learn more about the National Park Service's long-range fire management plan.