If you need firewood, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources may have a deal for you. Officials say you can cut certain downed trees in designated areas at Brown County State Park for firewood through March 15th. Trees eligible for firewood have fallen as a result of natural causes or have been dropped by property staff. They are along roadsides or in public areas such as campsites and picnic areas.
The cost of one pickup-truck load is $10. Officials say that all proceeds will be used for resource management and restoration efforts, including replacement of trees in campgrounds and other public areas.
Permits are available at the park office daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. A firewood permit must be obtained for each load.
Wood may be cut and removed between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. daily. For more information, call (812) 988-6406. Firewood from state parks is for personal use only and cannot be sold.