SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Firewood cutting and gathering season in the Sierra National Forest opened on Apr. 1 and runs through Nov. 30.
To cut and gather firewood in the Sierra National Forest, you must obtain a woodcutting permit authorizing the permit holder to gather a specified amount of dead and downed wood for personal use from any portion of the Sierra National Forest open to woodcutting.
The cost of a fuel wood cutting permit is $10 per cord with a two cord minimum.
U.S. Forest Service permits are available at the following office locations beginning Apr.1:
- The High Sierra Ranger District Office in Prather is open 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- The Bass Lake Ranger District Office in North Fork is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- The Oakhurst office is open Tuesday to Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.