I LOVE fires, you can roast hot dogs over it, it keeps you warm and it's the best way to make smores. The new camp sites at Rocky Creek park don't have built in camp rings so you have to bring your own or you can't have a fire. Since we had a drought last year and didn't get to have any fires my sweet husband bought me a fire pit. It might be 100 degrees outside but I want my camp fire. My grand kids love it too. It always makes me think of Tom Hanks on the movie Castaway dancing around the fire. And the sparks that fly off of the fire are just small fireflies dancing the fire dance. Dance little fireflies, Dance.