–With winter approaching, Lake Pueblo State Park is again inviting visitors to gather free firewood from specified shorelines within park boundaries through a free permit system.
Between Nov. 13 and Dec. 13, driftwood found along the lake shores in the South Fishing, N-1, North Picnic, Sailboard and the shorelines of North and South Marina areas may be taken for free by visitors.
No other wood, including limbs and branches on live or dead standing trees, may be gathered.
A park pass and free firewood permit are required. Permits are available on a first-come basis and can be obtained at the park’s Visitor Center between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
“It also gives us an idea of the numbers of visitors that we are serving with this program.”
Each permit will include a map that shows where wood may be gathered.
For more information, call the Visitor Center at 719-561-9320.
The firewood collection permits are free with a valid $9 day park entrance pass, or $80 annual park pass per vehicle