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The public is invited to cut up and removed certain downed trees at Patoka Lake for firewood. Firewood permits will be available depending on weather and staff time.

Property employees are removing trees that threaten to fall or lose limbs, primarily in high traffic areas such as the modern campground, fishermen’s campground, and beach area. 

The cost of one pickup-truck load is $10. All proceeds will be used for resource management and restoration efforts, including the replacement of trees in campgrounds and other public areas.

A permit can be obtained at the property office between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays beginning Nov. 11. Days, hours and access to specific areas for cutting will be determined by weather conditions and availability of downed trees. Call the park office at 812-685-2464 for more information.

Firewood cut at Patoka is for personal use only and cannot be sold.

Patoka Lake (on.IN.gov/patokalake) is located at 3084 N. Dillard Road, Birdseye, IN 47513.