NOTE: Current burning restrictions are in place across Minnesota until sufficient green growth occurs and fire danger recedes. The Saint John's Fire Chief is not approving bonfires on campus until conditions on the ground change.
Cost for firewood at Watab Picnic Grounds is $25. A $300 charge will also be made to that account if the Fire Department is called to control or extinguish the fire. A $25 fee will be charged if the wood storage key is not returned to SJU Life Safety on time, $100 if the key is lost.
In the event that you need to to cancel or postpone your event, due to inclement weather or otherwise, you MUST do the following to avoid being charged $25 for firewood:
Please be responsible! You WILL BE CHARGED $300 if the Fire Department is called to control or extinguish your fire. This includes embers and coals of any size that remain after you leave the fire. Follow these guidelines to completely extinguish your fire before you leave.
Saint John's Outdoor University is happy to offer outside talks to complement your evening bonfire. Topics include:
Contact the Outdoor U at (320) 363.3163 or send us an email to learn what programming is currently available and/or to schedule a program. Please contact us at least one week prior to your bonfire.
The campsite at Watab Picnic Grounds is designed as a primitive site. No facilities, hook-ups, or potable water are available on-site (water for dousing your campfire can be hauled a short distance to the fire ring from Stumpf Lake).