Potomac-Garrett State Forest


Firewood Cutting

Firewood cutting is permitted on Potomac-Garrett State Forest with a permit. Permits are $10 per cord and can be purchased at the Potomac-Garrett State Forest Office. One cord is approximately two ¾-ton pick-up loads, three ½-ton pickup loads, or six ¼-ton pick-up loads. Only standing dead trees or dead trees laying on the ground and recent logging debris may be cut and only ten cords per family unit will be issued per year. Wood is for personal use only and may not be used commercially.

Firewood use on Potomac-Garrett State Forest

Firewood for camping must be purchased from local vendors or gathered on site. Please DO NOT bring personal firewood into the State Forest. A wide variety of forest insect pests are accidentally transported and introduced to new areas by transporting personal firewood between distinct geographic locations. Please keep our forests safe!​​​