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Firewood Permits

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FUELWOOD PERMITS are sold for $5 per cord with a four cord minimum ($20) and a 20 cord maximum ($100). Each household is allowed to cut and remove up to 20 cords per year.

The cutting and removal of standing DEAD and DOWN trees for fuelwood is permitted, except where otherwise restricted or prohibited as described in the permit package. The cutting of LIVE trees for fuelwood is prohibited, except where allowed as described in the permit package.  Please read the permit conditions which outline areas that are NOT available for fuelwood cutting.

All forest service travel restrictions apply. Refer to the MVUMs for routes designated open for motorized vehicles. Contact local Forest Service offices for up-to-date information.

Fuelwood Permits will be available to purchase at the GMUG Forest Services Offices.

To purchase a fuel wood cutting permit, you must be 18 years of age and present a valid drivers license. The person who will be cutting the wood must be present at the purchase to sign the permit.


District Maps for Personal Fuelwood

Most ranger districts provide you with a Motor Vehicle Use Map when you obtain your permit. When a district has areas that are closed for timber sales, additional maps will be provided. Please see below for districts with additional information regarding areas closed for timber sales:


Grand Valley District Fuelwood Permit Vendors

  • Fuel wood Cutting permits can be purchased at the following locations during the summer (only).Please call ahead to confirm that permits are available if you are hoping to go to either locations listed below, especially at the start or end of the summer season listed.

Valley Ranch
57454 Hwy 330
Collbran, CO 81624|
(970) 487-3000
Available for purchase July through beginning of November
Hours of Business: Monday- Saturday 6am-6pm; Sunday 8am-2pm

Grand Mesa Visitor Center 
20090 Baron Lake Drive
Cedaredge, CO 81413
Grand Mesa Visitor Center will NOT be selling fuelwood permits for the 2018 season.
Hours of Business: Monday-Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (NOTE: The Visitor Center is only open end of May through end of September.)