Island Residents Have Opportunity to Collect Wood Rounds in Acadia National Park
If you live within a 50 mile drive of Otter Creek, Maine, you have an opportunity to collect wood rounds piled in a pre-designated area for firewood or other uses. A limited number of households (approximately 15) will be allowed to gather this wood which is a mixture of hard and soft, in piles of un-split, limbed rounds of 16 to 20 inch diameter.
Wood permits costing $25.00 will be issued with a maximum of 2 cords. These woods rounds were created when winter cutting occured in the Park to clear historic scenic vistas along roadways. There is a limit of 50 mile drive so as to limit the potential spread of invasive pests or diseases beyond the local area.
To be considered to collect up to 2 cords of wood rounds from a staged area in Acadia National Park, please call the Acadia National Park Dispatch Office at 288-8791 between October 20-26 between the hours of 9AM-3PM. Provided you live withing a 50 mile drive to Otter Creek, your name will be placed on a list of those interested (1 name per residence). If the Park receives more than 15 requests, a random selection will generate the final list, with non-selected names placed on a waitlist.
Those selected to collect the wood will be notified via email the week of October 29th. Permits will then be issued in person, to those selected at Acadia National Park Headquarters.
Wood pick-up may be scheduled between the dates of October 30-November 2nd , 1 permit holder at a time between the hours of 9AM-3 PM. The actual permit holder must be present.
Remember collecting wood rounds without a permit is illegal and subject to fines.