Visitors invited to gather firewood at Lake Pueblo State Park

Lake Pueblo State Park / Ray Harless
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PUEBLO, Colo. (Colorado Parks and Wildlife) – It is once again that time of year when the days get shorter and the nights get cooler. To help keep park visitors warm this season, Lake Pueblo State Park is once more allowing visitors to gather firewood within park boundaries.

Between Nov.1 and Nov. 30, driftwood found along the shorelines may be taken for personal use by visitors with a park pass and a free permit. No other wood, including limbs and branches on live or dead standing trees, may be gathered.

This was an extremely high water year and there is ample wood available for collection.

“We are really encouraging folks to take as much wood as they can, especially around the South Marina and North Picnic Areas, where it is particularly concentrated,” said Park Operations Manager Brian Kerrigan.

A limited number of 60 firewood gathering permits are available and can be found at the park’s Visitor Center between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., seven days a week. The permits will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please call ahead to check availability. Each permit will include a map that shows where wood may be gathered.

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