Firewood permits are now available at Brookville Lake, Whitewater Memorial
The public is invited to cut certain downed trees in designated areas at Brookville Lake and Whitewater Memorial 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 began Nov. 12 and end Feb. 28. 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.
Permits are available at the Mounds State Recreation Area and Whitewater Memorial State Park offices.
The Mounds office is open between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Whitewater office is open between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily, except Sunday and Wednesday.
A firewood permit must be obtained for each load. Permits are not available on observed state holidays or during deer reduction hunt days.
Wood may be cut and removed between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. daily. For more information, call 765-458-5565.
Firewood from state parks is for personal use only and cannot be sold.
The ban on transporting ash between Indiana counties no longer exists because the emerald ash borer insect is now widespread in the state.
Rules for bringing firewood to DNR properties remain in place.
The DNR does not recommend long-distance movement of firewood of any species due to the potential for moving other insect pests and tree diseases beyond locally impacted areas.
“Long-distance movement” is moving beyond the immediate county or surrounding counties.
Brookville Lake (on.IN.gov/brookvillelake) is at 3056 Quakertown Ramp Rd. Liberty, 47353.
Whitewater Memorial State Park (on.IN.gov/whitewatermemorialsp) is at 1418 S. S.R. 101, Liberty, 47353.