Fire Bans and Road Closure Updates

Fire Bans and Road Closure Updates

Location: CHDA

Please see below for a full listing of fire bans in the Cypress Hills Destination Area.

Updated:  4:38pm September 14, 2018

** Please be sure to check back regularly to ensure you have up-to-date information. 

Cypress Hills Centre Block, SK – Effective Immediately:

As a result of recent moisture and forecasted cool temperatures the fire restrictions are lifted for Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, SK. Effective immediately campfires and woodstoves/fire place fires within cottages are now permitted.

Although the restrictions have been lifted, please use extreme caution with campfires, outdoor equipment and indoor fires.

The Gap Road to the West Block is now open!

Please note fire restrictions (no wood burning) will continue for Cypress Lake Recreational Area.

West Block and Fort Walsh National Historic Site

Note: West Block still remains on Fire Ban: Camp fires are now allowed in the campgrounds of the West Block Wilderness Area.  Hunting Trails and Roads are still closed, though the road to the Conglomerate Cliffs is now open.  Hikers and Equestrians may still enjoy the trails but use caution out there folks.  For the most up-to-date news please call the West Block Ranger Station:  306 662 5489

Fort Walsh and Battle Creek Road remain OPEN.

Fire Ban is no longer in effect.

Please take extreme caution when working with power tools and equipment outdoors.


Grasslands National Park, SK – Currently under fire ban. Please call 1-877-345-2257 (West Block Visitor Centre) or 1-306-476-2018 (East Block Visitor Centre) for more information on road closures.

Town of Gull Lake, SK – No closures or bans

R.M. of Gull Lake, SK – Under complete ban

Town of Maple Creek, SK – Under complete ban.

R.M. of Maple Creek, SK – Under complete ban – but the Gap Road between the West and Centre Blocks is now open.

Village of Val Marie, SK  and the R.M. Of Val Marie No 17 – Under complete ban.

Town of Leader, SK – No closures or bans