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Firewood Program

Firewood

COVID-19 closures and cancellations:  OSMP’s Hub at 2520 55th Street is closed. Please follow updates on the City of Boulder information about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) page to find out when city buildings and facilities will reopen.

 

Both woodlot locations are open for the season. 

 

Wood generated by the City of Boulder’s forest management operations is made available to contract-holding members of the public at two locations:

  • OSMP South Boulder Creek West Trailhead - typically green ponderosa pine

  • Parks & Recreation Forestry Lot (adjacent to free mulch pile) - primarily hardwood, may be green or dry 

The wood is available on a first-come, first-served basis and supply cannot be guaranteed. Permit holders should be prepared to cut wood into a more transportable size.

Contracts

Click Here to Purchase Your Woodlot Permit

To participate in the firewood program, users must:

  • Review and accept all terms of the 2021 contract online. 

  • Pay the $15 administrative fee by credit card online (a $1.00 surcharge will be added). At this time, the Open Space & Mountain Parks administrative office remains closed to the public.

Once the above requirements are met, contract holders will receive an email confirmation with the gate access code to both woodlot locations. The contract allows users to access and collect firewood during the following hours:

OSMP South Boulder Creek West Trailhead (open April 1 through November 30):

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10 am to 5 pm
  • Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm
  • These hours and dates are limited to avoid noise and impacts to surrounding neighbors

Parks & Recreation Forestry Lot (open April 1 through December 31): 

  • Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm
  • Saturdays from 9am to 2pm

Map of woodlot locations at 5200 Pearl Parkway and 1401 South Foothills Highway

Terms and Conditions

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please adhere to the following additional terms and conditions:

COVID-19 Related Terms and Conditions

  1.  Must abide by all State Orders including but not limited to 10 or less visitors in a group and staying 6ft apart.
  2.  Stationary activity and lingering should not occur.
  3.  OSMP also strongly recommends that everyone takes extra caution in regards with using PPE i.e. wear masks and gloves, use hand sanitizer.
  4.  Also all visitors should take extra precaution when using the bathrooms on OSMP lands, such as bring extra sanitizing supplies or planning ahead to not use them.
  5.  OSMP also strongly recommends traveling separately as much as possible.

REMINDER:

  • While a parking permit is NOT required inside the woodlot area while collecting firewood, all motor vehicles not registered in Boulder County must have either a daily or an annual parking permit to park at the South Boulder Creek West trailhead parking lot.