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Firewood permits available on Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Sep. 30, 2021 — Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests officials
are encouraging homeowners and others in need of firewood for the winter season to contact
their local ranger district offices to apply for and purchase a firewood permit.
Many offices remain closed to the public and issue permits by appointment only. Contact the
nearest ranger district office for more information.
Firewood permits for personal use are available in many areas of the Arkansas and Oklahoma
forests. They are sold in cubic feet, but in simple terms, 100 cubic feet is roughly equivalent to threefourths of a cord of wood. A cord is made up of tightly stacked wood measuring 4 feet high by 4 feet
wide by 8 feet long. The permit fee allows an individual or a family to cut and remove approximately
three or four cords of firewood, depending on the national forest. Permits are for specific areas
identified by local Ranger Districts and are issued in limited numbers based on availability and
accessibility.
In an effort to stop the spread of invasive species, such as the emerald ash borer and the
imported fire ant, permit holders in Arkansas and Oklahoma must abide by their respective state’s
regulations. The Arkansas State Plant Board advises that firewood should be bought and used locally to
prevent the spread of pests. Additionally, the Oklahoma Forestry Services strongly advises that in
general, no firewood should be brought from out of state into Oklahoma, nor should residents of
Oklahoma move firewood more than 50 miles from its source within the state.
For more information about firewood rules, regulations, recommendations, and pests of
concern, visit https://www.dontmovefirewood.org

Ozark-St. Francis National
Forests
City Ranger District Office &
Address
Phone Firewood Permit
Information
Clarksville, AR Pleasant Hill Ranger District
2591 Hwy 21 North
479-754-2864
479-979-5236
Call for
information
Hector, AR Big Piney Ranger District –
South
12000 SR 27
479-284-3150
479-518-0411
Call for
information
Jasper, AR Big Piney Ranger District –
North
Hwy 7 North
870-446-5122
870-365-2995
Call for
information
Marianna, AR St. Francis National Forest
2675 Hwy 44
870-295-5278
870-714-9268
Beginning Oct 7.
Call for
information
Mountain View, AR Sylamore Ranger District
1001 E Main
870-269-3228
870-214-1445
Beginning Oct 7.
Call for
information
Ozark, AR Boston Mountain Ranger
District
1803 N 18th Street
479-667-2191
479-508-7569
Call for
information
Paris, AR Mt. Magazine Ranger District
3001 E Walnut
479-963-3076
479-847-0069
Beginning Oct. 11.
Call for
information
Ouachita National Forest
City Ranger District Office &
Address
Phone Firewood Permit
Information
Booneville, AR Poteau-Cold Springs Ranger
District
2190 E Main St
479-675-3233 No firewood
permits available
Hochatown, OK, Hodgen,
OK or Broken Bow, OK
Oklahoma Ranger District
111 S. State Hwy 259-A
580-494-6402 Call for
information
Jessieville/Perryville, AR Jessieville-Winona-Fourche
Ranger District
8607 N Hwy 7
501-984-5313
501-226-8372
Call for
information
Mena, AR Mena-Oden Ranger District
1603 Hwy 71 North
479-394-2382
501-209-6576
Call for
information
Mt. Ida, AR Caddo-Womble Ranger
District
1523 Hwy 270 E.
870-867-2101
501-693-8923
Call for
information
Waldron, AR Poteau-Cold Springs Ranger
District
Hwy 71 South
479-637-4174 No firewood
permits available
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