Free firewood available in parks
Surplus wood in Sequoia National Park is currently available by permit to the public. Firewood permits are free and must be obtained before wood can be removed. Free firewood available in parks
There is a limit of six cords per family per year. Approximately 12 cords in the Dorst woodlot will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the supply is gone.
The cutting and removal of wood is permitted seven days a week, but only during daylight hours. Permits are only valid for what can be hauled; wood cannot be reserved.
Once a permit is obtained, permit holder must stop at the Lodgepole Visitor Center to request that a ranger unlock the gate to the wood lot. Permits must be displayed at all times. Permits are only valid in Sequoia National Park, not in Sequoia National Forest or Giant Sequoia National Monument.
Visitor safety and the protection of park resources during woodcutting operations is the priority of the National Park Service. Cutting or collection of any trees or wood other than identified in the permit and located in approved woodlots is prohibited. Free firewood available in parks
All equipment needs to be in good working order, and the use of proper personal protective equipment, such as leather gloves, eye protection, and chaps is strongly encouraged. It is recommended that an additional person be present while permit holder is cutting wood in order to act as a spotter and to assist in loading wood.
Each chainsaw needs to be equipped with a spark arrester, and exhaust systems need to be in good repair. Permit holders are required to keep a serviceable round point shovel at least 46 inches long and a UL-approved fire extinguisher (two-pound dry chemical or one-pound foam type –ABC or greater) within 25 feet of where saws are being operated.
This wood is a result of tree mortality and were trees deemed to be a potential hazard to visitors or property within the park.
Email Chris Trotter for more information about wood permits and availability or call 559-565-4401.
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Surplus wood in Kings Canyon National Park is also now available by free permit at Grant Grove and Cedar Grove. It’s available on a first-come, first-served basis until gone.
Obtain the permit in advance using the contact information below. All other rules and regulations stated above apply. Permits are only valid at the Kings Canyon National Park woodlots, not in Sequoia National Forest, Giant Sequoia National Monument, or Sequoia National Park.
Once a permit is obtained, the permit holder must stop at the Kings Canyon Visitor Center to request that a ranger unlock the gate to the wood lot. Permits must be displayed at all times.
To obtain firewood in Kings Canyon National Park, email Chris Streit or call 559-565-4333.