Three Rivers Park District is working to protect Minnesota forests from invasive pests such as the Emerald Ash Borer. As part of this effort, we have implemented a policy prohibiting visitors from bringing firewood from unapproved sources into any Three Rivers Park property. Similar programs have been implemented on a state and federal level.
Firewood options available to park patrons include:
- Firewood for use at Three Rivers’ facilities may be purchased at Baker, Lake Auburn and Red Pine campgrounds during regular operating hours.
- Visitors may bring firewood purchased from an approved DNR firewood vendor within 100 miles of the park property*. A receipt must accompany firewood to verify the purchase location. For detailed information regarding DNR certified vendors, please visit dnr.state.mn.us/firewood.
- Firewood which is kiln-dried, untreated, unpainted, and unstained dimensional lumber (such as 2x4 or 4x6 scraps from a building project) free of metal or other foreign substances. Pallet wood is not approved firewood.
*The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has placed a quarantine on all ash tree material (including limbs and branches, stumps and roots, logs, lumber, and wood or bark chips), as well as firewood of any hardwood species in Hennepin, Ramsey, and Houston counties. Regulated materials may not be moved out of the three counties noted above. For more information visit mda.state.mn.us/plants/pestmanagement/eab/eabquarantine.aspx .