It is illegal to bring firewood into state parks, state forest campgrounds, or day-use areas unless purchased from an approved vendor.
To find an approved firewood vendor near your destination, check the DNR approved firewood vendor listing for each state park or state forest. Be sure to keep your receipt to show proof of purchase.
If you bring unapproved firewood with you to a state-administered campground, it will be confiscated. If the wood is from a quarantined area outside Minnesota, you could be violating a federal law.
What you need to know
- Purchase or acquire approved firewood near or within your destination campground. Most state parks offer quality firewood for sale at a reasonable price. To find an approved firewood vendor near your destination, check the DNR approved firewood vendor listing.
Remember to keep your receipt to show proof of purchase.
- Burn the firewood you purchase at your campsite. Do not take it with you to another destination, even another state facility.
- Unapproved firewood brought to a state-administered campground will be confiscated and is subject to a $100 fine.
You can buy firewood in, or just outside of, almost every Minnesota State Park.