Firewood Permits

Firewood Permits

You must purchase a permit to gather dead standing or down firewood on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.

Firewood permits will be available from June 1 through November 30, 2018

Remember, permits sales are final and not subject to refund. Lost tags will not be replaced.

Where to Buy Permits?

You can get personal use firewood permits at all Ranger District Offices and Vendors:

Firewood permits are also available on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Greys River District, 671 North Washington St., Afton, WY.  Phone:  307-886-5300

Other forest product permits are available at Ranger District Offices.

Permit Cost

There is a 4 cord minimum purchase for the personal use firewood permits. The minimum permit is $25.00 ($6.25 per cord). You can buy up to 8 cords per household per year at $6.25 per cord.  With your firewood permit purchase, you will receive the permit, load tickets (minimum of 1/4 cord increments), and a Ranger District firewood map to help you locate firewood wood in an appropriate area. You must have a map and brochure of the Ranger Districts you will be cutting in and the Caribou-Targhee Terms and Conditions.

What is a Cord of Wood?

One cord of firewood measures 4ft. X 4ft. X 8ft. which equals 128 cubic feet and weighs approximately 2662 lbs. The average half-ton pickup can carry 1/2 cord of dry wood without overloading the vehicle. Remember to validate your firewood with load tickets before you leave the area where you cut.

Where Can You Go?

Not all lands on the National Forest are open to firewood cutting. Please consult the firewood map to be sure you are in an area where cutting is permitted. Remember that not all land within the Forest is publicly owned. It is your responsibility to be certain you are not trespassing on private land. Click on the links below for the 2018 firewood maps and other information for each Ranger District.

Ranger District Firewood Maps:

Ashton/Island Park Ranger District:

General Firewood Areas

Dead and Down Only Areas (Contact the Ashton/Island Park Ranger Districts for details)

Dubois Ranger District:

Palisades Ranger District:

Montpelier/Soda Springs/Westside Ranger Districts:

Teton Basin Ranger District:

If you need help finding firewood ask for help at the nearest Ranger District Office.

Other Rules:

Each Ranger District Office will have different terms and conditions for firewood permits due to local conditions. Please contact the Ranger District you are interested in gathering firewood for more information.

Click here for the Caribou-Targhee National Forest terms and conditions brochure for more information for rules regarding the gathering of firewood.


Key Contacts

Brian Micklich
Executive Asst.