Don’ts: Hikers started campfires at the Nanheng Jiemaosi mountain and Jiaming Lake Over the last two national holidays. Starting a campfire in a forest area violates article 56 of the Forestry Act, and offenders are subject to pay a fine of 120,000 to 600,000 NTD. The sparks from the fire may also ignite the highly flammable Taiwan red pine tree, nicknamed ‘tinder’ due to the high-fat content of its needles, this may lead to unstoppable forest fires that could potentially destroy the glorious wonders of the forest in the blink of an eye!
Dos: Starting campfires is strictly prohibited in the forest area and the forest reserve! Please only use open flames in designated campgrounds and limit the use of fire. For cooking needs, you may use high-efficiency backpacking stoves; for illuminating purposes, use kerosene lamps instead of campfires to avoid leaving traces of fire and coal in order to reduce the impact on the environment.