White Salmon, Wash.—October 19, 2020—Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Gifford Pinchot National Forest are hosting a firewood cutting event at Tracy Hill, near White Salmon, Washington, the weekends of October 24-25 and October 31- November 1.

While open to all, this is a great opportunity for people with disabilities and military veterans to acquire firewood for winter. The event is a win-win for the public, providing valid permit-holders with firewood while removing flammable woody materials from National Forest System lands that were treated as part of fuels management activities.

The wood includes seasoned Douglas-fir in a range of sizes, easily accessible from decks and other piles of pre-cut rounds. Wood quantities are limited and not guaranteed.

Gifford Pinchot National Forest firewood permits, which cost $20/cord, are required. Maximum purchase is 6 cords, Permits will be available for purchase on-site on Saturdays only. Advance purchase of permits from these locations is recommended:

  • Mt. Adams Ranger Station, Trout Lake, 509-395-3402
  • Home Valley Store, 509-427-4105
  • Wind River Market, Carson, 509-427-5565
  • Main St. Convenience Store, Stevenson, 509-427-5653

Gates to the site will be open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, on October 24-25 and the following weekend October 31- November 1. A map to the Tracy Hill site and more details are available on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest website.