Bonfire Permits


BONFIRES ON JENNINGS BEACH        Pit "A"  J-2     Pit "B" J-6


March 14, 2019    Call- 203-256-3191

What a wonderful way to spend an evening with family and friends. Bring the wood and some marshmallows and you’re ready to go!


Bonfires available at Jennings Beach (2 locations) and Lake Mohegan from May 1 - Sept 30
Reservations for the 2019 season will begin March 14 at 9:00 AM

  1. Beginning March 14, 2019 a Fairfield Resident 21 years of age and older, may make 1 bonfire reservation per household per season by calling (203)256-3191. **No emails  or walk-ins please. Within 3 weeks of an open date anyone may reserve it regardless of whether they have one reserved that year. 
  2. A $50.00 fee will be collected via Credit card at the time of booking.
    1. Refunds (minus a 10% admin fee) will only be given if permit is cancelled 3 weeks prior to reservation date.
    2. In instances of Inclement Weather, a call must be made to the Rec Office the next business day to reschedule. If no dates are available, a refund will be processed.
  3. Following your confirmed reservation and payment, a permit will be emailed to you which includes the Permit To Burn. Be sure to have your Permit to Burn/Receipt with you the night of the event. 
  4. The Bonfire Permit will give specifics about setting the bonfire itself. Fires must be prepared in the fire pit provided.  Please be ready to specify date & preferred location.   
    a.   Site 1  - Jennings Beach - Ramp J-2 (Map)
    b.   Site 2  - Jennings Beach - Ramp J-6 (Map)

    c.   Site 3  - Lake Mohegan (Map)
  5. Firewood ONLY may be burned and is not provided. Before leaving beach, fire must be extinguished by dousing with water. Do not cover with sand.
  6. Wood Pallets are forbidden as they leave nails in the sand. Use of tires or chemicals is not approved for starting the fires.
  7. No Alcohol is permitted. 
  8. Beaches close at 11:00 PM. All persons must leave premises by 10:45 PM.
  9. Beach Stickers are necessary from Memorial Day Saturday to Labor Day. Daily Parking Fees, for those who do not have a beach sticker, will be collected until 8:00 PM ($20 on weekdays and $50 on weekends and holidays). After 8:00 PM, there will be no entrance permitted without a sticker.