Let`s start with good news: on the territory of Belarus, tents can be put for free in a forest area, near rivers and reservoirs, which are not included in the protected zones. It means that you can put your tent almost everywhere.
Private forests and ponds
In Belarus, as far as we know, there are no private forests. And private fishing lakes are rare. Many ponds have protected area – as a rule, they are marked by a yellow sign.
Specially protected natural territories
On the territory of the Republic of Belarus there are 2 nature reserves and 4 national parks. As a rule, tents there can be put only in organized places. On the official sites you can find the information, you are interested in . Besides these 6 places, there are many other specially protected natural areas. Full catalog can be found here: minpriroda.gov.by/ru/osob_ohran-ru/
It is permitted to make fires in the forest of Belarus, if there is no any special prohibition. Places for fire should be bordered by the zone, cleaned to mineral soil layer, width – not less than 0,25 m. It is allowed to make mares in places, where crowns, trunks and roots of trees won’t be damaged.
Do not make fires without special need. It is forbidden to make fires in coniferous young trees (trees with a height of up to 1 meter), near the trees at logging sites, cluttered forest residues, peatlands and areas with dry grass, moss, in planted forests. When leaving the place of rest, extinguish the fire. If there is no water nearby, thoroughly cover by soil. Do not leave until the coals are not damped. Violation of the rules of making fires is an administrative offense.
In fire risk season it is prohibited to make fires:
- In places with dry grass,
- In areas of damaged forest (windthrow and windbreak),
- on peat lands. Many forests in Belarus are situated on peat lands. Underground peat fire is extremely dangerous and is almost impossible to extinguish until a heavy rain.
- In non-coniferous forests with trees up to 15m.
High fire risk regime
Last years summer in Belarus is dry. Unfortunately, high fire risk periods become common. This means, that it can be prohibited to enter the forests and make fires. During these periods you can pass the forests only on the roads, which lead to settlements or to organized resting places. For English-speaking: a sign, notifying about such regime, looks like this: