The North Kaibab Ranger District has a bounty of natural resources, and while park officials work endlessly to preserve the park’s natural beauty, permits can be issued to those wishing to cut some firewood for their own personal use. If you’re planning on warming your fingers with fresh-cut Kaibab lumber, though, you may want to schedule your trip soon, because on November 30th, permits will no longer be sold or valid in the North Kaibab area near the Grand Canyon National Park.
The woodcutting season will soon be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t still have a chance to enjoy the satisfaction of cutting your own firewood and saving on Grand Canyon lodging. The 2014 season will be ending on the 30th, rendering all permits invalid, but the 2015 season is right around the corner and will start in May of next year if the weather holds up. Purchasing a permit is simple, and after you’ve obtained one, you can cut down and burn any dead or fallen trees in the North Kaibab Ranger District. Permits are $5 per cord, with a minimum of four cords and a maximum of ten, and the permits can be purchased from the North Kaibab Ranger District Office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
More information of woodcutting permits, camping, and the North Kaibab Ranger District can be found by calling the District Office at (928) 643-7395 or visiting at 430 South Main Street, Fredonia, Arizona 86022.
Where is your favorite camping destination near the Grand Canyon? Do you enjoy cutting your own firewood after a long day’s hike? Let us know in the comments!