HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - If you're planning a weekend camping trip any time soon, you may want to leave the marshmallows at home.
Burn bans are in place at 14 Arkansas State Parks and several other campgrounds across the state. THV11 wanted to know how this is taking the spark out of fall camping.
"I've got a fake campfire ordered for us, so we'll have a campfire," Rusty Hardy.
After spending a week at Lake Catherine State Park without a campfire, Hardy ordered a fake one off of Amazon. A firefighter himself, Hardy gets why the restrictions are in place.
"All of us, we're used to building a campfire every night," said Hardy. "It's just not the same, but we understand it's so dry."
Park Superintendent Richard Boyes explains why Lake Catherine State Park has to take extra precautions when it comes to wildfire danger.