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Firewood Program

Wood generated by the City of Boulder’s forest management operations is made available to the public, at the OSMP South Boulder Creek West Trailhead. The wood is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is usually on-site between the months of May and November.


Wood pick-up requires users to sign a contract, pay a $15 administrative fee, and get gate access to the woodlot. 2017 Contracts are available at the OSMP Administrative Office, 66 S. Cherryvale Rd, Boulder; please call 303-441-3440 before visiting the office for a contract.

The contract will allow users to access the firewood during the following hours:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 am to 5 pm
  • Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm

Wood Availability

 X  Firewood was delivered to the site on 4/1/17. It is available for pickup by contract holders during the official hours of operation; see above. Keep in mind that it may have already been picked up by other contract holders.
  No firewood is currently available. 


For additional information please call OSMP at 303-441-3440.

The following Terms and Conditions apply to all woodlot users:

  • Only those who have a current, signed contract with OSMP may get firewood.
  • The signed contract must be in your possession when picking up wood. You must present it to OSMP staff, if requested to do so;
  • You may access and remove firewood only during the hours of operation noted below;
  • You may take no more than one-half cord (4’x4’x4’) of wood per day;
  • You must comply with all OSMP rules and regulations, including not entering areas that are temporarily or permanently restricted or closed;
  • You must respect the rights and privileges of others, including those picking up firewood under similar contracts;
  • Dogs accompanying anyone picking up wood must be leashed and under your control;
  • Please remove all trash or litter; and
  • You are responsible for any damage to your vehicle or to City property resulting from your participation in firewood cutting or removal.

No one may:

  • Enter the woodlot without a current, signed contract;
  • Duplicate or permit another person to use their assigned code to  the woodlot;
  • Conduct sales or solicitation for sales on OSMP property;
  • Block traffic or parking or create an unsafe or hazardous situation;
  • Use a chainsaw without a spark arrestor; or
  • Use heavy equipment such as tractors or bulldozers to aid in picking up wood.


  • All motor vehicles not registered in Boulder County must display either a daily or an annual parking permit to park at the South Boulder Creek West trailhead parking lot. A parking permit is NOT required inside the woodlot area while picking up firewood.
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