2023 firewood cutting permits available at Tippecanoe River SP

The public is invited to cut up and remove certain downed trees at Tippecanoe River State Park for firewood.

Trees eligible for firewood have fallen as a result of natural causes or have been dropped by property staff. They are along roadsides or in public areas such as campsites and picnic areas.

Permit sales and cutting are available beginning Jan. 17 and go through March 10, 2023.

The cost of one pickup-truck load is $10. All proceeds will be used for resource management and restoration efforts, including replacement of trees in campgrounds and other public areas.

A firewood permit must be obtained for each load at the Tippecanoe River State Park office between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Permits are not available on observed state holidays or weekends.

Firewood may be cut up to 30 feet from roadsides in designated areas; however, vehicles are not allowed off roads. The use of tractors, UTVs, and ATVs is prohibited. Wood may be cut and removed between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call the Tippecanoe River office at 574-946-3213.

Firewood cut at Tippecanoe River is for personal use only and cannot be sold.

Tippecanoe River State Park (on.IN.gov/tippecanoeriver) is at 4200 N. U.S. 35, Winamac.

SOURCE: News release from Indiana Department of Natural Resources