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Homeowners Firewood Information Sheet 2010-2011

General Information

The Homeowners Firewood Program provides New Jersey residents with an inexpensive source of wood to augment their firewood supplies as well as an outdoor recreational opportunity for many families in the fall and winter months.

Reservations and Cutting

  • 1.

    The cost of the permit for cutting firewood is $20 per cord and the fee is non-refundable. A cord is a stack of wood, four feet by four feet by eight feet.

  • 2.

    Firewood is available to the public on a reservation basis. Anyone interested in obtaining firewood through this program should contact one of the participating areas to receive information regarding wood availability and to reserve a two-day cutting period. Reservations can be made either in person or over the telephone. Persons who arrive at an area without making reservations may be able to cut wood, depending on wood availability and whether the maximum daily permit limit has been reached. To avoid the possibility of not being allowed to cut wood, anyone interested should make reservations prior to visiting participating areas.

  • 3.

    Homeowners Firewood Permits are not transferable and there may be no substitutions of assigned dates. Every effort will be made to assign month and days as requested, subject to the remaining available dates at the time reservations are made.

  • 4.

    Firewood permit applications must be completed at the State park or forest office prior to cutting firewood.

5. If wood supply allows, there may be an opportunity to obtain up to a maximum of five cords during the cutting season.

6. When all available firewood has been reserved or cut, further reservations will not be taken.

Additional Information

Permits for cutting firewood will be issued for a two-day cutting period. Participating areas will begin accepting reservations for the two-day cutting periods in October. For further information about the Homeowners Firewood Program or to reserve a cutting period, please call one of the participating areas listed on the reverse side.

NJ Department of Environmental Protection Division of Parks and Forestry State Park Service


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