Spring Mountains National Recreation Area to Sell Permits for 200 Cords of Firewood

Contact(s): Erica Hupp (775) 355-5311; Naaman Horn (702) 515-5413

Las Vegas – The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA) of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest will be selling a limited number of firewood permits on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be around 200 cords of wood available for sale.

Interested firewood buyers must purchase a fuel wood permit during the designated times at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road, Mount Charleston, Nevada, 89124. Permits sales will occur on Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Dec. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon; or until available permits are gone.

On the SMNRA, a cord of wood can be purchased for $20 with a limit of two cords per household in a twelve month period. This means that any person who has previously purchased a SMNRA firewood permit for two cords of wood will have to wait 12 months from their purchase date until they can buy two more cords. A cord is the amount of wood in a stack four feet wide by four feet high by eight feet in length.

Firewood Permits are non-transferable and non-refundable. A permit can be purchased only with a personal check or cash.  Credit cards are not accepted. Individuals purchasing a permit will be required to provide a valid driver’s license with physical address listed. 

After purchasing a permit, permittees will be able to cut and remove their wood from the Kyle Canyon Borrow Pit between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. starting on Saturday Dec. 15 through Tuesday, Dec. 18 or from the Lee Canyon Borrow Pit once all of the wood has been removed from the Kyle Borrow Pit. The Kyle Canyon Burrow Pit is located along Nevada State Route 157 (Klye Canyon Road), between mile markers 7 and 8. The Lee Canyon Burrow Pit is located along Nevada State Route 156 (Lee Canyon Road) between mile markers 7 and 8.

Permittees are encouraged to bring with them a saw, gloves, chaps, and eye and ear protection. Logs are of varied length and diameter. Many of the logs are of large diameter and will require chainsaws of considerable size to cut into smaller lengths. Permittees should come prepared to cut, load, and haul their wood. Forest Service staff will not be available to assist with wood cutting. Maximum log length for removal is six feet.

Future firewood sales will be announced by news release and on the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest’s website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/htnf/, and social media outlets at https://twitter.com/HumboldtToiyabe and https://www.facebook.com/HumboldtToiyabeNF/. Or sign up to receive email updates at: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAFSR4/subscriber/new?topic_id=USDAFSR4_38.