Firewood Permits Available April 15 at Mt. Hood NF Offices

Truck with logs and supplies in back

Sandy, OR –Personal use firewood-cutting permits will be available on Monday, April 15, 2019 at Forest Service offices on the Mt. Hood National Forest. Personal use firewood permits sell for $10.00 per cord and there is a minimum charge of $20.00 per permit. Each household may harvest up to 6 cords annually.

While the Forest is opening firewood season, some roads may be inaccessible due to winter conditions. Anything from fallen trees, rock slides, and snow accumulation may be blocking roads. Firewood cutting of marked timber, or within timber sale boundaries is prohibited.

Firewood availability may change from week to week depending on supply and access, so it is important that firewood cutters refer to the current firewood information sheet. Anyone cutting firewood on the Forest is required to have in their possession a valid permit with current firewood tags, a Mt. Hood Firewood Map, and a current information sheet. Firewood information sheets are available at the district offices and on our firewood web page.

To help insure that Mt. Hood has a sustainable firewood program, please follow the guidelines below:

  • Do not fall standing trees, dead or alive.
  • Adhere to IFPL restrictions, and carry necessary equipment including: saws equipped with a .023” or smaller mesh spark arrestor, a long handled shovel with an 8” round point blade, and pressurized chemical fire extinguisher 8 oz. or larger.
  • Before going to the forest, call the local district office for up-to-date information on road conditions
  • If you see illegal or questionable harvest practices notify the local district office.

It’s a good idea to take plenty of water, food, a first aid kit, and emergency equipment. In the case of an emergency, it may be hours before you are able to summon a rescue party. Let friends or family know when you are leaving and returning home. Much of the forest is remote and does not have cell phone service. A GPS device may be unreliable. Enjoy harvesting fuelwood from your national forest, but please do it safely.

Purchase your personal use firewood cutting permits and get more information at the following Mt. Hood National Forest Office locations:

Firewood Permit Locations 

(All offices closed for federal holidays)

Barlow Ranger District: 780 NE Court St., Dufur, OR, 541-467-2291
Monday through Friday: 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., closed 12:00-12:45 PM

Clackamas River Ranger District:  595 Industrial Way, Estacada, OR, 503-630-6861
Monday through Friday: 7:45 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., closed 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 PM

Hood River Ranger District: 6780 Highway 35, Parkdale, OR, 541-352-6002
Monday through Friday: 8:00 A.M to 4:30 P.M., closed 12:00-1:00 PM

Zigzag Ranger District: 70220 E. Highway 26, Zigzag, OR, 503-622-3191
Monday through Friday: 8:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M., closed 12:00 to 1:00 PM


Two men cutting firewood along road












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