RIO GRANDE NATIONAL FOREST
1803 W. Highway 160, MONTE VISTA, CO 81144
Contact: Mike Blakeman, 719-852-6212

CREEDE, Colo. – The Rio Grande National Forest’s Divide Ranger District will be offering free-use firewood permits to anyone interested in gathering firewood from log decks within Thirty Mile Campground this spring. Thirty Mile Campground is located along Forest Service Road 520, near Rio Grande Reservoir. Permits will be available starting Monday, April 20 at the Divide Ranger District office located in Del Norte. Permits will also be available at the Creede Chamber of Commerce on Wednesdays.

The Rio Grande Watershed Emergency Action Coordination Team (RWEACT) partnered with the Rio Grande National Forest to fund hazard tree removal in Thirty Mile Campground during the winter. Trees harvested were de-limbed and stacked in small decks throughout the campground.


SOUTH FORK, Colo. – The Rio Grande National Forest’s Divide Ranger District will be offering free-use firewood permits to anyone interested in gathering firewood from log decks within Tucker Ponds Campground this spring. Tucker Ponds Campground is located along Forest Service Road 390 (Pass Creek Road), near Wolf Creek Pass. The campground will be opened for firewood beginning Friday, May 1. Permits are available in advance at the Divide Ranger District office located in Del Norte. Permits will also be available at the Creede Chamber of Commerce on Wednesdays.

The Rio Grande Watershed Emergency Action Coordination Team (RWEACT) partnered with the Rio Grande National Forest to fund hazard tree removal in Tucker Ponds Campground during the winter. Trees harvested were de-limbed and stacked in small decks throughout the campground.

For more information, contact the Divide Ranger District at 719-657-3321.