California suffered several huge fires in recent years. I wonder what kind of restrictions were enacted, if any, regarding fires on campsites? Which of them are legal/safe:
Starting an old-fashion fire on the ground, just a few dry branches arranged together?
Ditto in a shallow pit?
A portable stove?
We are going for a few days to a large forest park in CA with road access up to about 100 yards off the campsite.
EDIT: per your advice, I checked with the park website, and indeed they have the answer:
"Fires are permitted in designated fire rings only. Do not gather wood. Extinguish fires when unattended. When posted "NO FIRES", only camp stoves or gas grills are permitted."
So it's not just fixed rules but also depends on whether they'll post "NO FIRES" signs.