The free firewood is first-come, first serve, and is a result of thinning operations at the park done in conjunction with training by two local groups, Arizona Conservation Corps and American Conservation Experience, and the Flagstaff Fire Department with a forest thinning grant. Forest thinning around the Park reduces the threat of catastrophic fire by reducing the fuel load and contributing to a healthier forest ecosystem.
The approximately 35 cords of firewood is ponderosa pine, pre-cut to firewood length but not split, and most of it is seasoned. The wood is located in small piles just off the road that leads to the archery range. Coconino County Parks and Recreation (CCPR) staff members will be on hand from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 30 to direct community members who will need to drive their vehicle through a locked gate, off the road to pre-determined locations and load the wood themselves. High-clearance vehicles or use of a wheelbarrow are recommended.
Wood permits are available in the CCPR office for the wood at Fort Tuthill County Park ONLY for those who need a wood permit for transport. For questions, please call the CCPR office at 928-679-8000, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.