Dakota County Parks prohibits any split log or log firewood from unapproved sources being brought into any Dakota County Park facilities to prevent the spread of invasive and damaging pests including the Emerald Ash Borer.
The spread of this particular species and other invasive organisms has been closely related to the transportation of firewood.
Similar programs have been implemented on a regional, state and federal level.
Firewood available for purchase
Firewood is available for purchase at the campground offices at Lebanon Hills Regional Park and Lake Byllesby Regional Park for $5 per bundle.
It is also available at the Lebanon Hills Visitor Center for $5 per bundle.
Approved wood can be brought in
Firewood purchased from an approved DNR firewood vendor can be brought in. A receipt must be brought in to verify the purchase location. For detailed information regarding DNR certified vendors, please visit the DNR website.
Other approved wood
Kiln dried wood such as unpainted and unstained dimension lumber or kindling that is free of any metal or foreign substance can be brought in.
For more information on firewood restrictions, go to the DNR website.