Upcoming Tracy Hill Firewood Event CANCELLED for Oct 12-13

Contact: Rachel Pawlitz, rpawlitz@fs.fed.us, 503-758-2624

UPDATE: Our first weekend was highly successful, so this event has been cancelled for October 12-13.  

White Salmon, Wash.—October 2, 2019—Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Gifford Pinchot National Forest are hosting a firewood cutting event at Tracy Hill, near White Salmon, Washington.

While open to all, this is a great opportunity in particular for people with disabilities and military veterans to acquire firewood for winter. The event is a win-win for the public, providing valid permit-holders with firewood while removing flammable woody materials from National Forest System lands that were treated as part of fuels management activities.

The wood includes seasoned Douglas-fir in a range of sizes, easily accessible from decks and other piles of pre-cut rounds. Wood quantities are limited and not guaranteed. 

Gifford Pinchot National Forest firewood permits, which cost $10/cord, are required. Minimum purchase is 2 cords, and maximum purchase is 6 cords. Permits will be available for purchase on-site on Saturdays only. Other locations that distribute permits include:

  • Mt. Adams Ranger Station at 2455 Hwy 141, Trout Lake, WA 98650, 509-395-3402
  • Home Valley Store, 509-427-4105
  • Wind River Market, Carson, 509-427-5565
  • Main St. Convenience Store, Stevenson, 509-427-5653

Gates to the site will be open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, on October 5-6 and the following weekend October 12-13.

A map to the Tracy Hill site and more details are available on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest website.


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