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How do I Acquire a Firewood Cutting Permit for State Trust Lands?

We provide limited opportunities for the public to cut firewood in approved areas on state trust lands when suitable downed wood is left at timber harvest sites. Purchasers of trust lands timber sales are using more and more of the branches left after trees are harvested, so please understand that there are fewer opportunities for personal firewood collection.
Please follow your permit carefully for where and what to cut and collect as snags, downed wood, and stumps can be important wildlife habitat components that we manage per our State Trust Lands Habitat Conservation Plan.
  1. DNR Olympic and Northwest regions display cutting areas and permits below on this page.
  2. For wood cutting opportunities in other regions, see instructions below, or contact the appropriate region office for instructions.
  3. Each DNR region provides specific information and serves as your point of contact.
  4. See contact information below map to get firewood cutting permit.
  5. Foresters mark the area appropriate for cutting and collecting your firewood. Please follow instructions and stay in the specified area.
  6. Verify if Industrial Fire Precaution Levels need to be observed.
NOTE - Access may not be available due to snow or storm damage; watch for road closure signs.
A Discover Pass is required to access DNR-managed recreation lands. For more information on how to purchase the pass, visit or call 1-866-320-9933.


Northwest Region Firewood Cutting Opportunities

  • Acorn, Directions: Located approximately 3 miles west of Alger. 
    ​From I-5, take exit 240 at Alger. Turn east on Lake Samish Road and travel to Barrel Springs Road (0.5 mile from north bound exit ramp). Turn south on Barrel Springs Road and travel 1.4 mile to BL-ML Road. Turn west onto the BL-ML Road and travel 1.6 miles to junction with BL-16 Road. Turn left onto BL-16 Road and proceed through. From here: Unit 1: travel 1.6 miles to beginning of the BL-1616 new construction on the north side of the BL-16.  This permit expires December 15, 2015. - Updated

Olympic Region Firewood Cutting Opportunities

Pacific Cascade Region Firewood Cutting Opportunities

  • No permits available at this time.
​​As permits become available, they will be listed above. To request an available permit, email with the following information:
  • In the Subject Line put: "Firewood Permit Request"
  • In the e-mail body put Applicant Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Permit area requested (one only) from the opportunities available
  • Preference for how Permit is delivered to you (e-mail, hard-copy mail)
  • Only one permit, per household, per year will be issued

​Southeast Region Firewood Cutting Opportunities

Firewood area maps:

South Puget Sound Region Firewood Cutting Opportunities

Effective October 1, 2014, the process for requesting a firewood permit has changed. When available, all firewood permit areas will be detailed below. After you identify opportunities, you can request a firewood cutting permit: Simply e-mail with the following information:
  • In the Subject Line put: "Firewood Permit Request"
  • In the e-mail body put Applicant Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • License Plate number of vehicle hauling the firewood
  • Permit area requested (one only) from the opportunities available
  • Maximum 6 cords per household per year
  • Black Hills 2015 Firewood permits located 24 miles southwest of Olympia in Thurston & Grays Harbor Counties.  This permit opens November 18, 2015 and expires January 18, 2016 - New
  • Belfair Fall 2015 Firewood permits located in Kitsap and Mason Counties.  This permit opens November 21, 2015 and expires December 31, 2015. – New
  • Elbe Unit: None at this time.
  • Hoodsport Unit: None at this time.
  • Belfair Unit: Belfair Fall 2015 Firewood Permit Area.
  • Snoqualmie Unit: None at this time.
  • Black Diamond Unit: None at this time.
  • Delphi Unit:  Black Hills 2015 Firewood Permit Area.
  • Little Rock Unit:  Black Hills 2015 Firewood Permit Area.
Northeast Region
225 S Silke Road
Colville, WA 99114-0190
Northwest Region
919 N Township Street
Sedro Woolley, WA 98284-9384
Olympic Region
411 Tillicum Lane
Forks, WA 98331-9271
Pacific Cascade Region
601 Bond Road
PO Box 280
Castle Rock, WA 98611-0280
South Puget Sound Region
950 Farman Avenue N
Enumclaw, WA 98022-9282
Southeast Region
713 Bowers Road
Ellensburg, WA 98926-9301