Lassen National Forest offers free fuelwood tags beginning Jan. 1

As the impacts from COVID-19 continue to be felt across the country, we remain committed to providing services on our public lands and doing what we can to help those in need. As such, the Lassen National Forest will provide free personal use firewood permits through April 30, 2022.

“We understand that access to fuelwood is essential to the people in our communities. In order to serve our community more efficiently we are making free fuelwood permits available beginning Jan. 1 to April 30, 2022,” said Deb Bumpus, Forest Supervisor, LNF.

“Effective Jan. 1, 2022, you will be able to obtain free fuelwood permits. All fuelwood regulations will still be required to follow which includes calling the phone number for daily updates and paying attention to the closure areas. The free fuelwood permits will only be valid and usable from Jan. 1 to April 30, 2022. Request your free personal use permit by completing and signing the mail-in form available on our website at Send your form to one of the offices listed below and we will mail your free firewood permit(s) and regulations.”

These permits are only valid on Lassen National Forest lands open to firewood cutting. Residents can obtain permits for up to six cords of firewood for personal use. A cord is the amount of tightly piled wood in a stack four feet high by four feet wide by eight feet long.

According to a statement from the LNF, “Due to our employees having only limit access to our offices at this time, it may take up to one week to obtain a permit. Plan accordingly. Commercial fuelwood is not part of the program, and commercial permits must be purchased.


District Office contact information

  • The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • Almanor Ranger District, Zone IV, P.O. Box 767, Chester, CA 96020, 258-2141;
  • Eagle Lake Ranger District, Zone V, 477-050 Eagle Lake Rd., Susanville, CA 96130, 258-2141; and
  • Hat Creek Ranger District, Zone III, P.O. Box 220, Fall River Mills, CA 96028, 336-5521.