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Public woodcutting areas opening near Sandpoint
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Public woodcutting areas opening near Sandpoint

We're still in the midst of a nice, toasty summer but cold temperatures are closer than you think and for anyone with a wood burning stove that means stocking up on firewood now.

To help, the Sandpoint Ranger District in north Idaho is opening up three “preferred” fuelwood areas, which will be available to the public for gathering firewood for personal use. The required Personal Use Firewood Cutting Permit can be purchased at the Sandpoint Ranger District Office in Sandpoint. Maps and driving instructions can also be picked up there. You can call (208) 263-5111 for more information.

The locations are as follow:

 

Grouse Mountain Sagle 1051

This preferred fuelwood area is located approximately 4.5 miles east of Sagle, Idaho off of Sagle Road. Road 1051 will be open to the public for wood gathering from Tuesday, September 2 through Friday, September 19.

The established route to access this area will be to take US-95 to Sagle Road, then go east on Sagle Road approximately 4.5 miles to Road 1051. Turn right and go approximately one mile across private ownership to the beginning of Forest Service land.

 

Ponderosa Terrace:

This preferred fuelwood area is located approximately 7 miles east of Sagle, Idaho off of Talache Road. Ponderosa Terrace Road will be open to the public for wood gathering from Tuesday, September 2 through Friday, September 19.

The established route to access this area will be to take US-95 to Sagle Road, then go east on Sagle Road approximately 1.5 miles to Talache Road. Turn right onto Talache Road and go approximately 6 miles to Ponderosa Terrace Estates Road. Turn left onto Ponderosa Terrace Estates Road and to the top of the hill to a Forest Service access road on your right.

 

Road 278F

This preferred fuelwood area is located on the east side of the district in the Johnson Creek area. Road 278F will be open to the public for wood gathering from Tuesday, September 2 through Friday, September 19.

The established route to access this area will be to take State Highway 200 to Clark Fork, Idaho. Turn right onto Stephen Street, cross the BNSF railroad tracks and then turn left onto the South River Road. Follow the South River Road across the Clark Fork River, and then turn right onto Johnson Creek Road. Continue on the Johnson Creek Road for three miles through private ownership and another five miles through Forest Service land. Road 278F will be on your left.  

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