The Inyo National Forest is announcing the opening of a new, personal use fuelwood cutting area in the June Lake Loop. This area is located on the north side of Highway 158 across from the Fern Lake Trailhead. You must have a valid 2011 personal use fuelwood permit to collect dead and down material only. Permittees must park along the shoulder of Highway 158 during collecting activities, and are not permitted to drive off-road for firewood retrieval. All other wood cutting regulations are in effect.
The public is asked to keep a safe distance from crews working in the area, and to avoid trespass on nearby private property. Maps of this location are available where permits are purchased. This fuelwood cutting area will be closed when the Forest Service has determined sufficient firewood has been removed to reduce hazardous fuel conditions.
Fuelwood permits may be purchased at local Forest Service Ranger Stations and Visitor Centers. Fuelwood permits are $14.00 per cord with a two cord minimum purchase. The Inyo National Forest will institute shut down days (for chainsaw use) based on 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.