How hot is a campfire?

The average temperature of a campfire is about 900 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • The center of a campfire can reach temperatures of 1650 F
  • Cooking temperature of a campfire about the flames is around 600 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Large bonfires have temperatures of more than 2000 degrees F
  • Blue flames in a campfire are hotter than orange flames and reach a brutal 3000 degrees F
  • The hottest flame color is white and can reach up to 2700 degrees F

How to make a campfire hotter?

  1. Use dry wood and smaller pieces to start.
  2. Softwoods normally burn quicker and will get the campfire hot in the least amount of time.
  3.  Add more oxygen by fanning or blowing on the fire.
  4. As the fire gets larger spread out the coals and surface area to allow more oxygen and heat to be dispersed.