Since the Carr Fire, National Park Service employees and contractors have removed over 15,000 hazard trees in the park. The more salvageable of these trees have been stacked into log decks at easily accessible locations and will now be offered to the public as an inexpensive source of firewood. Most of the wood is from ponderosa, gray and knobcone pine, but there is also oak available at some locations.
To harvest the logs, a firewood collection permit is required and must be purchasedonlinebeginning Monday, March 8th. Permits are valid until May 31st. Only 200 permits will be sold. Each firewood collection permit costs $10 and allows the purchaser to collect one cord of wood. A maximum of four permits per person may be purchased for four cords of wood.
An entrance pass to the park is also required and may bepurchased online at the same website.
Three locations will have limited access: Coggins Flat is walk-in access only; the Tower House Historic District gate in front of the Camden House will be open only on March 13th and 27th from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm; and the pile located at mile marker 10.5 on Highway 299 West will only be open March 20th and 27th from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.Wood is available on a first come, first served basis; wood cannot be held or reserved. Wood collecting is for personal use only and may not be sold. Wood is only to be cut into rounds for transport; splitting and milling are not allowed on site. Chainsaws may be utilized for preparing logs for transport. The operation of tools and equipment is at one’s own risk.