Firewood Policy

A fire burns in a pit

All firewood at Three Rivers Park District campgrounds must be Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) certified wood. DNR-certified firewood is no longer accepted.

Three Rivers Park District is working to protect Minnesota forests from invasive pests. As part of this effort, we have a policy prohibiting visitors from bringing in 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:

  • MDA-certified firewood. This wood must be accompanied with a receipt and the MDA-certified logo.
  • Firewood is available to purchase at the Three Rivers Campgrounds (Baker Park, Carver Park, and Cleary Lake). This firewood is not MDA certified or intended for use outside of the campground purchased at.
  • 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.

Additional information on the Emerald Ash Borer and MDA-certified firewood is available on the MDA webpage.