Within the state of Indiana, you can only bring firewood into a state park, reservoir, state forest or state fish and wildlife area if it is one of the following types of firewood: kiln-dried scrap lumber, firewood cut and sourced within Indiana that has had all bark removed, packaged firewood with a USDA compliance stamp, or packaged firewood purchased in or near your camping destination with a state of Indiana compliance stamp. Most Great Lakes and Midwestern states have areas under quarantine for pests including the emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, and Asian longhorned beetle, and moving any regulated items (most firewood is considered a regulated item) from quarantined zones out of any of those states and into Indiana is tightly regulated and frequently illegal. All hardwood firewood from states with known infestations of thousand cankers disease (find the most recent map on thousandcankers.com– neighboring states include TN, NC, VA, MD, PA and OH) is prohibited from entering Indiana. The rules on thousand canker disease continue to apply even though the fungus (Geosmithia morbida) has been confirmed from a weevil, Stenomimus pallidus, in a single location in Indiana. This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 15 March 2016.
- Indiana Department of Natural Resources Firewood Rule and Information
- Interactive Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Map
- Purdue Extension Emerald Ash Borer page
- Indiana Campground Owners Association Firewood information page
Pest Specific Information
- Emerald Ash Borer Federal Quarantine and Authorized Transit map
- European Gypsy Moth North America Quarantine Map
- Thousand Cankers Disease – Indiana information
- Thousand Cankers Disease – National information and maps
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