Import of firewood into the Kentucky State Parks.
Firewood brought in from out-of-state is prohibited unless it is bundled stamped
USDA or State certified heat treated wood.
Firewood purchased in-state (receipt of sale needed) is allowed.
Campground staff is instructed to check campers at check-in to see if firewood is being brought in from in-state (receipt of sale needed) or is bundled, stamped USDA or State certified heat treated wood.
Purpose – The purpose of this firewood policy is to help deter the introduction of
the invasive insect species into our state parks. Various destructive exotic insects have
the potential of decimating our native tree species throughout Kentucky. Movement
from state-to-state of the following destructive insects: the emerald ash borer, gypsy
moth, hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), Laurel wilt disease, and Asian long-horned beetle must be halted for the health and safety of our forested lands.