Need Campfire Wood in Minnesota? Read this first!
Don’t move firewood, buy it where you burn it!
Paul’s Fireplace Wood Inc. has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) to sell approved and certified firewood. Campers in Minnesota need to use firewood only from an approved DNR firewood vendor within 100 miles of where they will use it. Be sure to keep the receipt to show proof of purchase.
Be sure to leave firewood at home and purchase approved firewood near or within your campground. Do not leave any unused wood behind and do not take it with you to another destination. Unapproved firewood brought to a state-administered campground will be confiscated and subject to a $100 fine.
The State Park and recreation areas in the 50 mile radius of Paul’s Fireplace Wood Inc. include:
- Charles A. Lindbergh
- Crow Wing
- Father Hennepin
- Mille Lacs Katio
- Minnesota Valley
- Birch Lake
- Sand Dunes
It is against the Minnesota law (M.S. 89.551 Sec.2 Subd.3b) to bring unapproved firewood into any state park, state forest, or day-use area. Firewood can harbor many different kinds of invasive pests that are harmful to Minnesota trees. Firewood restrictions are needed to help prevent the introduction or spread of damaging forest pests including the emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, sirex wood wasp, Asian long-horned beetle, as well as pathogens that cause Dutch elm disease, sudden oak death, and oak wilt.
The spread of these and other pests has been closely associated with the movement of firewood. Surveys indicate that approximately 50 percent of overnight visitors typically bring firewood to Minnesota state parks and state forest campgrounds annually, putting state lands at high risk for pest infestations.