Gathering Low-Cost Wood Helps Remove Hazards from Public Lands
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering firewood cutting permits at Cunningham Falls and Gambrill state parks in Frederick County, providing a great opportunity for the public to pick up some easily accessible firewood. The $20 permit allows citizens to remove downed trees from the park in designated wood-cutting areas.
In addition to getting an economical source of winter heat for their homes, firewood cutters are also helping our state parks remove the hazard of downed trees.
Park staff will provide permit-holders with maps of the area along with rules and regulations. Each permit must be purchased by the individual removing firewood from the site. Cutters provide their own equipment and are responsible for cutting, loading, and transporting the firewood. Permits are for personal use — commercial vendors are not permitted.
Permits are available while supplies last and can be purchased from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the park’s administration office, 14039 Catoctin Hollow Road, Thurmont. More information is available by calling 301-271-7574