Hood River, June 7, 2021—Personal use firewood will be available on the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area beginning June 8, 2021 in the Eagle Creek picnic area parking lot. Several large log decks are left over from cleanup activities following a large landslide that took place in mid-February 2021.
The wood is available for personal use firewood only and is free. A firewood permit is required. Currently, permit applications must be submitted either by email or mail. To obtain a permit, go to: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/mthood/passes-permits/forestproducts/?cid=stelprd3793092&width=full
Important information before you go:
- Access to the site is from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Permit, load tags, map, and information sheet must always be with you.
- Only wood located in decks on the pavement may be removed.
- Parking is limited so be prepared to wait if others are ahead of you.
This event is a win-win for the public, providing valid permit-holders with free personal use firewood while removing flammable woody materials from the base of the Eagle Creek picnic area and trailhead parking lot. Wood quantities are limited and not guaranteed.
The Eagle Creek recreation site and trail remain closed and access to the parking lot is authorized for firewood removal only. For more information about a firewood permit, call the Hood River Ranger District at (541) 352-6002.