Happy Campers Fox River Fire Rings Design and Permanent Backyard Fire Pit by a House

When you decide you want to add a fire pit to your backyard, you will have to decide whether you want a portable backyard fire pit or a permanent backyard fire pit for your home. We lean towards portable backyard fire pits here at Fox River Fire Rings – but we may be a bit biased – and let us tell you why. We manufacture high-quality steel fire pits at Fox River Fire Rings that are easy to assemble, feature custom designs, are built to last, and can be a versatile centerpiece for your backyard. Here is a better look at the benefits of a portable backyard fire pit that will help you make the right choice for your backyard.

Portable Fire Pit vs Permanent Fire Pit

If you enjoy a night spent around the fire with family and friends and want to add a fire pit to your backyard, the portable fire pit vs permanent fire pit debate is one you are sure to have. The debate will highlight cost, space, design, use, assembly, and more – and we hope that this quick look at the benefits of a portable fire pit will help you find the right fit.

Kids Sitting Around a Fox River Fire Ring with a Fire


Manufactured with high-quality steel and with one-of-a-kind designs, Fox River Fire Rings will start at $112.50 for a 30-inch solid multi-piece fire ring with prices up to $268 for a 60-inch circular fire ring with a custom design. Available personalized text and high-temperature paint will add to the price – but the cost is still far less than a permanent backyard fire pit. The average cost of a permanent backyard fire pit is $800 in Wisconsin with prices up to $5,000 or more based on the design and size of your fire pit.


When you look at portable vs permanent fire pits, it is important to look at how much space you have in your backyard. Portable fire pits will range in size – but will take up less space in general than a permanent concrete or brick fire pit. If you have limited space, a portable fire pit may be the perfect fit for your backyard and can be stored away when you need more space to entertain.


We will be the first to admit, there are some pretty awesome permanent fire pits that can be built to fit your backyard and create an incredible atmosphere for family and friends. With that said – Fox River Fire Rings feature intricate custom designs that are machined into the steel and can be upgraded with personalized text. Homeowners can build a fire pit surround to go with their portable fire pit to create a more permanent structure that still provides some of the benefits of a portable fire pit.


When you decide to build a backyard entertainment space, the time and effort it takes to assemble and make that dream a reality is important to consider. Whether made with concrete or brick, permanent fire pits will take more time, effort, and money to assemble – and even more if you need to install natural gas lines. Fox River Fire Rings employ a convenient multi–piece design that makes them easy to ship and assemble. When you opt for a portable fire pit, assembly is as easy as 1-2-3 and will take far less time and effort.


When you build a permanent fire pit in your backyard – it is set. Portable backyard fire pits, like Fox River Fire Rings, can be assembled, disassembled, and re-assembled when and where you need them. You can take them to a friend’s house for a bonfire, or you can keep them in a more permanent location at your cottage, cabin, or lake house with a fire surround or an established fire pit area. Families that love to spend time around the fire will have more opportunities to do so in a variety of locations with a portable backyard fire pit.

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Are you debating between a portable backyard fire pit and a permanent backyard fire pit? We hope that this quick overview of the benefits of a portable backyard fire pit will help you find the right fit for your backyard entertainment space. Contact Fox River Fire Rings today to learn more about our products!