Forest Products Permits

Permits for forest products are available at Ottawa National Forest offices and the Ottawa Visitor Center.  Please contact a Ranger District Office for up to date information. Please remember that you must have a permit issued by Forest Service for any product/material that is removed from government property.


Christmas Tree Permits
A permit is required for each tree cut and removed from National Forest land and are $5.00 per tree.


Firewood Permits are $20.00 for 4CCF which equals approximately 5 long cord. Firewood permits are available year-round.

Firewood Maps:

  • Index of Maps (pdf)
  • All Firewood Maps (pdf)
  • Bergland (pdf)
  • Bessemer (pdf)
  • Iron River (pdf)
  • Kenton (pdf)
  • Ontonagon (pdf)
  • Watersmeet (pdf)


Balsam Boughs Permits. This permit allows the permitee to harvest 2 Tons of product in a 3 week period. Cost of the permit is $60.


Other Forest Products may be harvested with a permit. For more information on products you may be interested in harvesting contact the District Office in which you plan to harvest in.