The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)
and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) are the agencies that
have placed limits on firewood movement, not us.
We generally allow wood from TIPPECANOE County
to be brought into the campground AS LONG AS IT IS DECLARED & INSPECTED BY WLTC
We allow you to pick up kindling from the
campground with the limits it must be less than 2 inches in diameter AND
less than 2 ft long.
When campers drag large pieces of wood from our
property, they cause burden on campground maintenance crews. Most larger
limbs have been cut and moved to areas away from camp sites, when
campers drag these limbs back onto a campsite and do not completely burn
the wood, campground personnel must clear the site for the next guests.
It is burdensome for our staff.
Cost of firewood vs labor
You may feel that we do not have a cost
associated with the firewood we sell, consider this:
1. We purchase bulk wood from our local area
for a portion of our wood supply.
2. A. We cut down the tree.
B. We trim off all the branches.
C. We dispose of the scrap branches.
D. We transport the logs to a cutting area.
E. We cut the long logs into split-able chunks
F. We split the chunks.
G. We transport the split wood to our wood storage
H. We stack the split wood to allow it to dry
I. We take the order for the wood and collect
J. We deliver the split wood to your campsite.
K. We clean out the fire pits and dispose of the
Costs of Labor, fuel & equipment add up
over the camping season. We work to keep our cost factors minimal which
allows us to keep our camping rates reasonable.
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