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Firewood Rules

Buy it Where You Burn it

There are 140 known pests and pathogens that can be moved in firewood. Conserving our Hoosier forests is everyone’s responsibility, so the DNR has a firewood management rule.

You can bring firewood into a state park, reservoir, state forest, or state fish and wildlife area if:

  • It is kiln-dried scrap lumber with no bark.
  • It is from your home or another Indiana location and has all bark removed.
  • It bears a USDA compliance stamp.
  • It has a state compliance stamp with it.
  • It is purchased from the property camp store or on-site firewood vendor.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact DEPP@dnr.IN.gov.

Thank you for doing your part to protect and conserve the forest resources on our DNR properties.

Vendors with state compliance stamps

County Contact NamePhone Agreement Number Expiration Date
Allen Busy Beaver Lumber 260-637-3183 DNRP (FS)-02 22 VB 26 March 2023
Allen A&C Seasoned Firewood 260-705-0694 DNRP (FS)-02 22 VB 29 April 2023
Allen Michael Henry 260-433-7306 DNRP (FS)-02 22 VB 34 April 2023
Allen Tiffany D. Hilty 260-433-0596  DNRP (FS)-02 22 VB 39 March 2023
Allen John Orth's Tree Service 260-413-5727 DNRP (FS)-02 22 VB 40 March 2023
Allen Blind Dog Enterprises LLC 260-750-8540 DNRP (FS)-02 22 VB 42 April 2023
Brown Designscape Horticultural Services 812-988-8900 DNRP (FS)-07 22 KC 20 February 2023
Brown Yellowwood State Forest 812-988-7945 DNRP (FS)-07 22 KC 48 February 2023
Brown Luke Robertson 812-345-0310 DNRP (FS)-07 22 KC 50 February 2023
Brown Eaton Family Wood and Tree Service 812-340-5292 DNRP (FS)-07 22 KC 55 March 2023
Cass Craig Firewood LLC 574-721-0303 DNRP (FS)-09 22 EJB 6 May 2023
Clay Bruce's Bait Shop 812-665-9505 DNRP (FS)-11 22 KC 10 February 2023
Clay Dewey's Enterprises   DNRP (FS)-11 22 KC 13 February 2023
Clay Aaron's Firewood and Logging LLC 317-946-5153 DNRP (FS)-11 22 RH 15 April 2023
Clinton HELL'N ELLEN'S BUNDLED FIRE 765-891-0970 DNRP (FS)-12 22 RH 3 June 2023
Clinton KNL Firewood 765-419-4895 DNRP (FS)-12 22 RH 4 May 2023
Crawford Ainsley Tucker 812-338-3272 DNRP (FS)-13 22 AR 13 April 2023
Dearborn Firehouse Wood Delivery, LLC 812-290-6559 DNRP (FS)-15 22 JS 1 March 2023
Dubois Melvin Lampert 812-482-5644 DNRP (FS)-19 22 AR 23 February 2023
Franklin 52 Pickup 765-647-3600 DNRP (FS)-24 22 JS 10 March 2023
Franklin Ed Kolb Logging 812-525-3542 DNRP (FS)-24 22 JS 15 March 2023
Franklin Mark Kolb 765-265-7547 DNRP (FS)-24 22 JS 7 March 2023
Fulton Chris Malott 765-307-6394 DNRP (FS)-25 22 EJB 9 May 2023
Greene The Old School Trading Post 812-798-0208 DNRP (FS)-28 22 KC 9 February 2023
Henry Summit Lake Bait Shop 317-289-1280 DNRP (FS)-33 22 KS 16 March 2023
Huntington Salamonie Reservoir 260-468-2125 DNRP (FS)-35 22 VB 5 March 2023
Huntington Pirate’s Cove Marina 260-358-7137 DNRP (FS)-35 22 VB 6 April 2023
Jackson Harmony Ridge Forest Products 812-569-4847 DNRP (FS)-36 22 EBB 11 January 2023
Jackson Ed Stuckwisch 812-525-8761 DNRP (FS)-36 21 EBB 8 December 2022
Jefferson Tiny Timbers (812) 886-4115 DNRP (FS)-39 22 EBB 6 September 2023
Jennings Woolf Woods 812-592-9231 DNRP (FS)-40 22 EBB 1 May 2023
Johnson Mark Brooks 505-250-0006 DNRP (FS)-41 22 JS 13 March 2023
Johnson Wood Handlers Corporation 317-422-2014 DNRP (FS)-41 22 JS 14 March 2023
Johnson CAJMTC 812-526-1499 x62242 DNRP (FS)-41 22 JS 2 March 2023
Kosciusko HearthGlow 260-839-3205 DNRP (HT)-43 22 EJB 10 June 2023
LaGrange Crooked Creek Outpost 260-336-0757 DNRP (FS)-44 22 VB 6 April 2023
Lawrence Joe Gibbs 812-583-1500 DNRP (FS)-47 22 KC 17 June 2023
Lawrence Gale Eller 812-849-6729 DNRP (FS)-47 22 KC 23 February 2023
Lawrence Gary Hepler 812-849-2067 DNRP (FS)-47 22 KC 8 May 2023
Madison Adam Hill 765-744-4750 DNRP (FS)-48 22 KS 10 April 2023
Marshall James Vervynckt 574-952-2691 DNRP (FS)-50 22 EJB 11 March 2023
Marshall Old Hickory Wood 574-540-9211 DNRP (FS)-50 22 EJB 13 February 2023
Marshall Michael Wright 765-209-0300 DNRP (FS)-50 22 EJB 8 March 2023
Miami Woody's Camp and Bait 765-473-6702 DNRP (FS)-52 22 EJB 10 March 2023
Miami Jr Walker 765-469-4894 DNRP (FS)-52 22 EJB 19 April 2023
Miami Gray's Quality Hardwood 765-469-7471 DNRP (FS)-52 22 EJB 20 May 2023
Miami Toby Ogle 317-491-8895 DNRP (FS)-52 22 EJB 21 June 2023
Miami Mississinewa Lake 765-473-6528 DNRP (FS)-52 22 EJB 5 March 2023
Monroe Bread & Roses Gardens LLC 812-837-0229 DNRP (FS)-53 22 KC 16 February 2023
Monroe Jumble Firewood LLC 812-322-7575 DNRP (FS)-53 22 KC 20 May 2023
Monroe Gerald's Wood Shed 812-325-0886 DNRP (FS)-53 22 KC 9 February 2023
Montgomery Foster's Firewood 765-376-7718 DNRP (FS)-54 22 RH 11 June 2023
Montgomery MCS Auctions 765-866-0380 DNRP (FS)-54 22 RH 4 June 2023
Morgan Morgan-Monroe State Forest 765-342-4026 DNRP (FS)-55 22 KC 17 February 2023
Morgan Family Ventures LLC 317-606-0428 DNRP (FS)-55 22 KC 19 March 2023
Noble Brian Young 260-564-4129 DNRP (FS)-57 22 VB 11 April 2023
Noble Chain-O-Lakes Concessions 574-238-2562 DNRP (FS)-57 22 VB 12 April 2023
Noble Bloom Family Farm 260-582-9765 DNRP (FS)-57 22 VB 13 April 2023
Noble Peter Rodgers 260-750-3955 DNRP (FS)-57 22 VB 14 May 2023
Noble Brookfield Wood Products 260-242-2003 DNRP (FS)-57 22 VB 2 March 2023
Noble Bruce Kennedy  260-636-7254 DNRP (FS)-57 22 VB 5 April 2023
Noble Chain O' Lakes State Park 260-636-2654 DNRP (FS)-57 22 VB 7 April 2023
Owen Davison Hardwood Quality Specialists 812-829-4108 DNRP (FS)-60 22 KC 11 February 2023
Owen Brian Hoffeditz 765-860-2133 DNRP (FS)-60 21 KC 13 December 2022
Owen McCormicks Creek State Park 812-829-2235 DNRP (FS)-60 22 KC 15 February 2023
Owen Harvest Moon Winery and Farms 812-327-8916 DNRP (FS)-60 22 KC 17 February 2023
Owen Lester Dubois 812-243-9194 DNRP (FS)-60 21 KC 18 December 2022
Owen Curtis Dubois 812-585-7620 DNRP (FS)-60 22 KC 9 February 2023
Parke David Stoltzfus 765-344-0079 DNRP (FS)-61 22 KC 11 February 2023
Parke Parke County Firewood, LLC 765-597-2237 DNRP (HT)-61 22 KC 12 February 2023
Parke Kristy Dooley 812-201-6836 DNRP (FS)-61 22 KC 13 February 2023
Parke Joseph Stoltzfus 765-344-0079 DNRP (FS)-61 22 KC 14 February 2023
Parke Turkey Run Gas & Grill 765-597-2483 DNRP (FS)-61 22 KC 15 February 2023
Parke Jackson Bridge Quilts LLC 317-450-1480 DNRP (FS)-61 22 KC 17 February 2023
Parke Tara Hill Farm 765-497-2424 DNRP (FS)-61 22 KC 18 July 2023
Parke Parke County Hardwoods   DNRP (FS)-61 22 KC 8 February 2023
Parke Cox Wood Products 765-585-0861 DNRP (FS)-61 22 KC 9 February 2023
Perry Rick Flamion 812-843-5083 DNRP (FS)-62 22 AR 1 March 2023
Porter Woody View Farm Firewood Company 219-477-0658 DNRP (FS)-64 22 KB 11 September 2023
Posey Wabash Valley Tree Service 812-307-0077 DNRP (FS)-65 22 AR 6 October 2023
Posey Mark Randall 812-550-3284 DNRP (FS)-65 22 AR 7 September 2023
Pulaski Todd and Michelle Schmicker 574-946-4248 DNRP (FS)-66 22 EJB 10 March 2023
Pulaski Mick Perry 574-946-3553 DNRP (FS)-66 22 EJB 12 March 2023
Pulaski Tippecanoe River State Park 574-946-3213 DNRP (FS)-66 22 EJB 8 February 2023
Putnam Lieber State Recreation Area 765-795-4576 DNRP (FS)-67 22 KC 6 March 2023
Putnam Bucks and Dumb Bass Outdoors LLC 765-795-2009 DNRP (FS)-67 22 KC 7 February 2023
Ripley Fireball Company   DNRP (FS)-69 22 JS 10 March 2023
Ripley Spodas 812-801-6117 DNRP (FS)-69 22 JS 11 March 2023
Ripley Versailles State Park 812-689-6424 DNRP (FS)-69 22 JS 8 March 2023
Ripley Welch Firewood 812-689-7105  DNRP (FS)-69 22 JS 9 March 2023
Scott Pioneers Village 812-794-2769 DNRP (FS)-72 22 EBB 5 May 2023
Shelby Phillip Blain   DNRP (FS)-73 22 JS 1 March 2023
St.Joseph Dan Shoop 574-876-7147 DNRP (FS)-71 22 EJB 17 April 2023
St.Joseph Charles Kirby 574-784-8055 DNRP (FS)-71 22 EJB 19 March 2023
St.Joseph Richard Smith 574-210-6691 DNRP (FS)-71 22 EJB 22 September 2023
St.Joseph Potato Creek State Park 574-656-8186 DNRP (FS)-71 22 EJB 4 February 2023
St.Joseph Terry Easterday 574-784-8405 DNRP (FS)-71 22 EJB 6 April 2023
St.Joseph Steve Fuchs 574-340-9993 DNRP (FS)-71 22 EJB 7 March 2023
St.Joseph Ken Shirley 574-274-6787 DNRP (FS)-71 22 EJB 8 March 2023
Starke Jim Melton 574-249-3528 DNRP (FS)-75 22 KB 13 May 2023
Steuben Pokagon State Park 260-833-2012 DNRP (FS)-76 22 VB 19 April 2023
Sullivan RMJK Consulting and Safety Services LLC. 812-564-0252 DNRP (FS)-77 21 KC 3 December 2022
Tippecanoe Ron Holladay 765-412-3644 DNRP (FS)-79 22 RH 11 July 2023
Tippecanoe Haulin Ash LLC 765-714-3196 DNRP (FS)-79 22 RH 12 July 2023
Tippecanoe Browning Tree Service Corp 765-428-0589 DNRP (FS)-79 22 RH 8 June 2023
Union Camp-N-Stuff 765-458-7780 DNRP (FS)-81 22 JS 12 March 2023
Union Smiths Triangle LLC 765-458-7106 DNRP (FS)-81 22 JS 13 March 2023
Union Frames Outdoor Sports Supplies 765-458-7227 DNRP (FS)-81 22 JS 2 March 2023
Union Pohlar Fabrics & Custom Weaving 765-458-5466 DNRP (FS)-81 22 JS 6 March 2023
Wabash Matthew Spencer 765-460-7083 DNRP (FS)-85 22 VB 1 April 2023
Washington Ez Fire wood 812-786-2834 DNRP (FS)-88 22 EBB 10 March 2023
Wayne Robinson Forest Products 765-238-9883 DNRP (HT)-89 22 KS 33 July 2023
Wells Ouabache State Park 260-824-0926 DNRP (FS)-90 22 VB 1 March 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why is this rule in place?

    The DNR is charged with managing and conserving the natural and cultural resources of Indiana. There are more than 140 pests and pathogens currently identified that can potentially be moved in firewood. Some of these pests can, if introduced to a DNR property, devastate forested areas where popular hiking trails are located and greatly reduce shade in the campgrounds. To learn more about pests in firewood, check out the following link.

  • What are some of the other pests that are transported by firewood?

    There are many, but these are of most concern to DNR: Asian Longhorned Beetle, Thousand Cankers Disease, Sirex Woodwasp and Gypsy Moth, as well as many fungal diseases transmitted by insects.

  • The rule says the only wood I can bring from home is kiln-dried scrap lumber or wood with the bark removed. What is the best way to remove the bark?

    Allow your wood to season for at least a year in a warm, sunny location. For example, stack it on the south or west side of the house. Split the bark off just as you would split larger-diameter pieces into smaller ones to fit into a fire ring.

  • Why does wood that I buy from a local vendor or a department store still have bark on it when I can’t bring wood from home with bark on it?

    If you bought your wood from a department store, grocery store, gas station, or other location where the wood is bundled and has a federal compliance stamp, the wood has been processed in a manner that ensures any pests that may have been on the firewood are no longer a concern. There are several processing methods, including heat treatment or fumigation, to kill any pests and pathogens.

  • Can I bring debarked wood from home if I live in another state?

    It depends. Indiana has a quarantine on firewood coming from states with Thousand Canker Disease including Tennessee, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. For the most current list of states from which this material cannot originate, get more information. It’s always best to buy your firewood locally, no matter where you are in the country.

  • Where can I buy wood with a federal compliance stamp?

    You can purchase firewood with a federal compliance stamp at many grocery stores, department stores, gas stations, etc. It is typically bundled in plastic and will have a label that includes the federal compliance stamp. Be sure to keep the label with the stamp handy in case DNR security staff or Indiana conservation officers visit your site and ask about your firewood.

  • Where can I buy wood with a state compliance stamp?

    The Division of Entomology & Plant Pathology certifies Indiana businesses that sell firewood. If you purchase wood from a local vendor near your favorite park, reservoir or state forest, be sure it comes with their state compliance stamp.

    Vendors selling firewood ON state properties at camp stores must obtain a state compliance stamp. They should also be able to provide you with a copy. Be sure to keep the label with the stamp handy in case DNR security staff or Indiana conservation officers visit your site and ask about your firewood.

    Vendors with a valid state compliance agreement will provide you with a copy of the compliance agreement stamp and are listed on the Division of Entomology & Plant Pathology website. (List of vendors) This document is updated regularly.

  • I used to be able to bring in pine. Can I still do that?

    There are pests and pathogens that can be transported in pine firewood. As a result, you must remove the bark from pine firewood before you bring it to a state property from an Indiana county, just as you must remove the bark from hardwood firewood.

  • What will happen if I don’t follow this rule?

    Your wood may be confiscated, and you may be issued a citation if you do not comply with this effort to manage and conserve our forest resources on DNR properties.

  • If I want to sell firewood, how can I get a state compliance agreement?

    This map provides contact information for your local compliance officer. Contact them for information on becoming an Indiana certified firewood dealer. There is no fee for this service. All wood sold should include a copy of the stamp associated with your compliance agreement.

    Businesses must be registered with the Secretary of State to obtain a compliance agreement. State compliance agreements are not issued to individuals who want to bring firewood onto a property.


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    Sample of
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    Sample of
    Federal Firewood Compliance Stamp

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