Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
OUTSIDE FIREWOOD PROHIBITED IN MA STATE CAMPGROUNDS
In years past, bringing firewood along to a camping weekend was tradition. However, forestry officials now understand that this practice contributed to the spread of invasive species such as the Asian Longhorned Beetle and the Emerald Ash Borer. Invasive species have devastated forests in the U.S. Midwest, and have recently been found in the Worcester and Boston, Massachusetts areas. Once a forest is infested, eradication of an invasive pest involves devastating measures such as the removal of entire stands of trees or forested areas.
In an effort to protect the state's forests MA State Parks prohibits the transportation of firewood into or out of MA State Park Campground facilities. Arriving customers must get their firewood at the campground. Firewood is available for $5.00 per bundle from the contact station. Pricing may vary at campgrounds with camp stores. Transportation of firewood into or out of MA State Park Campground facilities may result in eviction, or substantial fine, or both.
Don't Transport Firewood. Burn All Firewood At Your Campsite. Don't Bring Firewood Home.
Thank you for your compliance, for more information visit www.mass.gov/dcr.
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation oversees 450,000 acres of the state's parks and forests, beaches, bike trails, watersheds, dams, and parkways across the Commonwealth. The department also protects land and resources on privately and municipally held land through technical assistance, grant and planning programs, policy development, and other services. The agency's overall mission is to protect, promote, and enhance our common wealth of natural, cultural, and recreational resources.