Craig Pass Closed for the Season; Mammoth to Norris Closed Sept. 14-30
The road linking West Thumb and Old Faithful is closed for the season—traffic should detour through West Thumb, Lake, and Canyon. The road from Mammoth to Norris is closed for two weeks—traffic should detour over Dunraven Pass. More »
Yellowstone National Park Accepting Names For Firewood Collection Permits
Contact: Nash, (307) 344-2010
Contact: Vallie, (307) 344-2012
Yellowstone National Park will soon be accepting names of individuals interested in receiving firewood collection permits during 2007. Excess firewood is periodically available in the park due to such events as wildland fire fuel mitigation, strong winds, construction projects, or hazard tree removal.
Individuals interested in applying for a permit are asked to call (307) 344-2116 from March 30 through April 1 to leave their name and daytime telephone number. Permits will be issued in the order calls are received. The number of permits issued is dependent on the availability of wood. Successful applicants will be contacted as wood becomes available.
Permits cost $25 and allow the taking of up to three cords of wood. There is no guarantee that three cords will be available for each permittee. Specific site guidelines and regulations, including hours and dates of collection, will be explained as permits are issued.
For further information, please call the Visitor Services Office at (307) 344-2107.
Did You Know?
Prior to the establishment of the National Park Service, the U.S. Army protected Yellowstone between 1886 and 1918. Fort Yellowstone was established at Mammoth Hot Springs for that purpose.