Affordable Wood-Burning Fire Pits for Your Backyard or Campground

Transform your outdoor space into a charming, cozy spot.

byMariko Zapf|
Affordable Wood-Burning Fire Pits for Your Backyard or Campground
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Outdoor spaces run the gamut from sprawling backyards to patios just big enough to fit a table and chairs. No matter what comprises your outdoor space, there is likely a fire pit perfect for your needs, whether that’s a wood-burning option or one that runs on propane; a small, compact version or something more decorative that complements your existing space. Here are a few features to look for in your new fire pit.

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Includes a built-in wood grate, poker, spark screen and cover.

Fire pits are fueled either with wood or propane. Wood-burning options are great if you like the process of building and maintaining a fire as much as sitting beside one. Key components of a well-crafted fire-burning product include a deep fire bowl to safely stack enough wood, a built-in wood grate and a spark guard to control flying embers. Ideally, you should be able to easily assemble and maneuver the fire pit if you want to relocate it at different points during the year. And a poker is a nice-to-have accessory to shift the wood around for a long lasting and lively fire.

This can pull double duty at your cookout as a grill or drink cooler.

A decorative fire pit with a tabletop is the perfect place to rest your drinks or s’mores during a cozy gathering. A mesh lid and included poker will keep the flames roaring.

The mesh holds up to 125 pounds and stops ash from falling through.

Want the flexibility to build a cozy fire pretty much anywhere? Look for a portable fire pit. Some models weigh in at under 10 pounds, are no larger than a camping chair when collapsed and can open in a matter of minutes without tools. A heat shield is a good accessory to look for, too, to prevent surface damage when using a fire pit on a deck or patio.