Firewood in Mammoth Lakes Basin

usfslogo FIREWOOD AVAILABLE  (Press Release)

 – One Weekend Only in Mammoth Lakes Basin – 

BISHOP, Calif., Sept. 20, 2012 – The Inyo National Forest is announcing a special opportunity for personal use fuelwood collection in the Mammoth Lakes Basin on the weekend of September 28-30.  The area will open for fuelwood collection at 8:00 a.m. on these three days. All firewood collection activities must be completed by 5:00 p.m. each day. This is a one-time event for these three days only, which will be supervised by U.S. Forest Service personnel. A vehicle checkpoint will be established on Lake Mary Road, immediately above the junction with Old Mammoth Road. Those collecting firewood will need to check in before cutting fuelwood, and check out with their load of fuelwood at this check point.

You must have a valid 2012 personal use fuelwood permit to collect dead and down material only. Permittees will be required to park along the shoulder of Lake Mary Road during collecting activities, and will not be permitted to drive off-road for firewood retrieval. Firewood gathering will be permitted only outside of developed recreation sites. No firewood cutting will be allowed at campgrounds, lodges, resorts, recreation cabins, the pack station, or any other developed site. All other wood cutting regulations are in effect. No firewood cutting will be permitted on private land, and the public is asked to avoid trespass on nearby private property at Pokonobe Lodge.

Fuelwood permits may be purchased at local Forest Service Ranger Stations and Visitor Centers.  Fuelwood permits are $15.00 per cord with a two cord minimum purchase. The Inyo National Forest will institute shut down days (for chainsaw use) based upon daily Project Activity Levels.  Permit holders can call (760) 873-2555 for information on shut down days.

Fuelwood permits may be obtained at the following locations:

Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center in Lee Vining; (760) 647-3044

Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center in Mammoth Lakes; (760) 924-5500

White Mountain Ranger Station in Bishop; (760) 873-2500

InterAgency Visitor Center in Lone Pine; (760) 876-6222.

Please call ahead for current business hours.




2 Responses to Firewood in Mammoth Lakes Basin

  1. Lynn September 25, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    According to their blog, they started their journey on April 22, 2012. 155 days later they completed the hike. Impressive! You two are amazing…and inspiring!!

  2. Dingo September 26, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    I hope somebody (FEDS) has enough sense to prevent people from removing the downed trees that are laying where they keep vehicles from driving onto our $17 million dollar bike path which preserves human and K9 life AND preserving the bike path itself.
    Did anyone (FEDS) consider bringing in the convicts to cut these trees, load them onto a 18 wheeler and haul them to the motocross parking just as we did the trees from the site of the new water tank and surrounding area on Old Mammoth Road near the Bluffs?


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