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Firewood helps heat your home and fuel your campfire. ODF offers firewood cutting permits on state forest land. Firewood cutting dates and prices vary by location. Be sure to call your local district office for the latest updates on where, when, and how much you can cut. Permits are often first-come, first-served, and not issued during fire season or in active timber sale areas. Remember to be safe and always go prepared.

Firewood cutting is also permitted on other public and private forestlands. See resources below to contact the US Forest Service or BLM for more information. Please note that gathering wood for personal use while camping in Oregon's state forests is allowed without obtaining a permit.

Some general tips for collecting firewood on state forestland:

  • Contact the local district office - You may need a permit
  • Downed wood and logs only: No cutting standing trees (alive or dead)
  • Only take wood less than 12 inches in diameter
  • Be safe: Wear eye and ear protection
Full rules can be found in ORS 164.813 and OAR 629-050-0040.

Firewood gathering is available on the areas indicated on the map. Zoom in to the map to see information.

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