Hungry Horse, MONT - The Glacier View Ranger District will open sections of Forest System Road # 5271, Depuy Creek Connector, a stretch of approximately 4.5 miles to where the road is no longer drivable. The gate will open beginning Friday, August 15ththrough Monday, September 15th, 2014for firewood cutting. This road is accessed from the McGinnis Creek Road #803.
The standard, Forest Service personal-use firewood permit is available for a minimum of four cords of wood for 20 dollars. Woodcutters must have their permit with them while collecting wood. All rules under the permit apply. Standing or downed trees with signs or paint are not to be cut and all vehicles, including ATV’s, must remain on the road surface.
The area will be monitored. Resource damage, such as the loss of marked trees, road damage or the creation of unsafe conditions could result in the closure of this area for firewood cutting. We appreciate the public’s cooperation to make this program a success.
To be sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable woodcutting outing, people visiting the area are asked to spread out, keep a lookout for other people and vehicles, and keep the road open and passable for others.
Information about the woodcutting area as well as firewood permits, are available from the Glacier View Ranger District Office, 406/387-3800. For more information on permits please visit:http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/flathead/passes-permits/.