Quarantined Counties Listed By State
Updated October 2012 - The following counties have federal or state quarantines in place which prohibit moving firewood. These quarantines were issued to prevent the spread of emerald ash borer, Asian long-horn beetle, and thousand canker disease. National Park Service regulations prohibit visitors from bringing firewood to the park from these counties.
Connecticut - New Haven
District of Columbia - all areas within the District are under quarantine
Illinois - all counties in the state are under quarantine
Indiana - all counties in the state are under quarantine
Iowa - Allamakee
Kansas - Wyandotte
Kentucky - Anderson, Boone, Bourbon, Boyd, Boyle, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Garrard, Grant, Greenup, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Jefferson, Jessamine, Kenton, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Scott, Shelby, Trimble, and Woodford. The emerald ash borer has been found in the counties appearing in dark green: Anderson, Boone, Boyd, Boyle, Bracken, Campbell, Fayette, Franklin, Garrard, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Jessamine, Kenton, Oldham, Scott, Sheby, and Woodford
Maryland - Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's, St. Mary's, Washington, Baltimore City
Massachusetts - Auburn, Berkshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Worcester
Michigan - All counties are quarantined except Baraga, Dickinson, Gogebic, Iron, Marquette, Menominee and Ontonagon
Missouri - Carter, Clay, Iron, Madison, Platte, Reynolds, Shannon, Wayne
Minnesota - Hennepin, Houston, Ramsey, Winona
New Jersey - Middlesex, Union
New York - Albany, Allegany, Brooklyn, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Greene, Livingston, Manhattan, Monroe, Nassau, Niagara, Ontario, Orange, Orleans, Queens, Schuyler, Staten Island, Steuben, Suffolk, Tioga, Ulster, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates
North Carolina - Haywood
Ohio - all counties in the state are under quarantine
Pennsylvania - all counties in the state are under quarantine
Tennessee - Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Roan, Sevier, Smith, Union
Virginia - all counties in the state are under quarantine
West Virginia - all counties in the state are under quarantine
Wisconson - Brown, Crawford, Fond du Lac, Kenosha, La Crosse, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Rock, Sheboygan, Trempealeau, Vernon, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha
Canada - Provinces of Ontario and Quebec
The states of California and Oregon also have quarantines in effect for Sudden Oak Death syndrome.
Quarantines may be in effect for other insects and diseases not listed here. Please check with your local county agricultural extension agent for a complete listing of quarantines in your area.
Did You Know?
Ninety seven historic structures, including grist mills, churches, schools, barns, and the homes of early settlers, preserve Southern Appalachian mountain heritage in the park.