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Firewood - 25 mile radius maps
To prevent the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer and other invasive insects, the DNR has developed a permanent rule that prohibits visitors from bringing firewood into Wisconsin State Parks and onto other state-managed lands from out of state or from locations farther than 25 miles away from the property. Wood from state certified vendors is exempted from this regulation.
To help with trip planning, this series of maps is available showing the 25-mile radius around each state campground. If camping at county, municipal, or private campgrounds, call ahead for their firewood regulations.
This law and the maps below are expected to change to 10 miles in June 2014. The law changes in response to changing risks to our forests from harmful firewood hitchhikers.
NOTE: Hardwood firewood may not leave emerald ash borer (EAB) quarantined areas to enter non-quarantined areas, according to state law.
Currently, the EAB quarantined areas include Brown, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Douglas, Fond du Lac, Jefferson, Kenosha, La Crosse, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Rock, Sauk, Sheboygan, Trempealeau, Vernon, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha and Winnebago Counties. It is possible the quarantine may include additional counties in the future (other Wisconsin counties and municipalities may have implemented firewood restrictions similar to the state quarantine regulations).