Attention: Firewood Access

The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has closed all DNR-managed lands to the public. DNR-managed lands will reopen for public recreation on May 5. This will happen in conjunction with the reopening of lands managed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Washington State Parks and Recreation.

The reopening will apply to state-managed parks, wildlife areas, recreation land, boat launches and natural areas. Camping and other overnight accommodations will remain closed. DNR recreation sites will be opened up as soon as possible beginning May 5. The public can find the latest information on site openings at 

View a list of additional operational changes related to COVID-19.

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 Northwest, Olympic, Southeast, and South Puget Sound 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

  • None available at this time

Olympic Region Firewood Cutting Opportunities

  • Please note that all  2020 Firewood Permit Areas are closed early with all permits expiring at dusk on March 25th, 2020 due to the full closure of all DNR public lands effective March 26th, 2020 (see ).


Pacific Cascade Region Firewood Cutting Opportunities

  • None 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/

Links to Green Dot Road Maps - found under the Informing the Public and Professionals section

South Puget Sound Region Firewood Cutting Opportunities

When available, firewood permits will be posted directly below. Simply click on the permit name, then print, complete, sign and keep the permit displayed in your vehicle.
  • None available at this time