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 »
Permits for Firewood Available Soon
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2015
National Park Service
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone Firewood Permits Available Soon
Excess firewood is periodically available in the park for a variety of reasons, including wildland fire fuel mitigation, wind events, construction projects, or hazard tree removal.
Individuals interested in applying for a permit are asked to call the Visitor Services Office at (307) 344-2116 from March 26 through 28 to leave their name and daytime telephone number. Permits will be issued in the order phone calls are received. Successful applicants will be contacted as wood becomes available throughout the year.
Firewood permits cost $25 and allow the taking of up to three cords of wood. There is no guarantee that there will be three cords available for each permittee. Specific site guidelines and regulations, including hours and dates of collection, will be explained when the permit is issued.
For further information please call the Visitor Services Office at (307) 344-2107 during business hours.
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Did You Know?
Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.