Fuelwood Permit Information

January starts the new year for firewood permits, running through to December 31st.  Firewood permits are available at $2/cord with a minimum purchase of $20 and a 12 cord limit per household per year. Purchasers must call their local ranger station regarding purchasing a permit.

Woodcutters are required to hold a permit and must follow the associated regulations within that permit and the accompanying Shasta-Trinity National Forest Fuelwood Cutting Map

A total of up to 12 cords of firewood for personal use is permitted per calendar year. A cord is the amount of tightly piled wood in a stack four feet high by four feet wide by eight feet long.

Please call your local ranger station regarding your permit. Permits will be returned to requesters by hardcopy mail. As a reminder, it is the responsibility of the permit holder to check and be aware of the daily firewood cutting restrictions in effect. All firewood cutting rules remain in place (see links below). Woodcutting requirements may vary substantially so please call your local ranger district office to see if there are any specific local restrictions or requirements.

Please note that district offices are offering virtual serivce, please call Monday through Friday from 8 am - 4:30 pm (excluding holidays).

Hayfork Ranger Station (530) 628-5227
McCloud Ranger Station (530) 440-4105
Mt. Shasta Ranger Station (530) 440-4509
Shasta Lake Ranger Station (530) 440-4554
Weaverville Ranger Station (530) 623-2121

Before you head out with your chainsaw, first check current activity levels and restrictions and then here are a few other things you should know about cutting fuelwood on the national forest (PDF 646 KB). 

Fuelwood Maps (these PDF maps are Geo-referenced and compatible with Avenza):

Shasta Zone Fuelwood Cutting Maps
Shasta West Half or Shasta East Half or NRA

Trinity Zone Fuelwood Cutting Maps
Trinity South Half and Trinity North Half

Download maps to the Avenza app:  https://www.avenzamaps.com/maps/1125083

A QR code to download fuelwood maps for the SHF

Fuelwood Permits and Recreation Residences