Media Contact: Laura Pramuk 503-668-1791

firewood cutting                                                                                                                                                                   April 13, 2018

 The Mt. Hood National Forest will open its personal use firewood-cutting season Monday, April 16, 2018. Personal use firewood permits sell for $10.00 per cord and there is a minimum 2 cord charge of $20. There is a 5 cord limit per household for the season.

While the Forest is opening firewood cutting season, some roads may be inaccessible depending on local conditions and snow level. Designated areas open for firewood cutting may change from week to week depending on supply and access, so it is important that firewood cutters refer to the current firewood cutting 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 National Forest Firewood Map, and a current firewood information sheet. Weekly information sheets showing current open areas are available at Ranger District offices and on our firewood web page.

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

  • Do not fall standing trees, dead or alive.
  • Notify your local district ranger office if you see anyone cutting into standing trees and please provide the office with a description of the vehicle, the time, and a license plate number.
  • Firewood cutters must have screen type spark arrestors on their chainsaws, carry a pressurized chemical fire extinguisher not less than 8 ounces, and a long handled shovel with an 8-inch blade.

Before going to the forest, call your nearest Ranger Station for up-to-date information on supply and road conditions as road conditions can change quickly. Always let someone know where you are going and when you are expected home whenever traveling into the forest. It’s also a good practice to take along extra food, water, a forest map, and a first aid kit before setting off.

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: 7:45 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

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 P.M.

Hood River Ranger District: 6780 Highway 35, Parkdale, OR, 541-352-6002

Monday through Friday: 8:00 A.M to 4:30 P.M.

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 P.M to 1:00 P.M.