Start a new family tradition! Hyalite canyon is a popular area for Christmas tree hunting. Permits are $5 per tree and limited to three permits per household. Please be aware that trees should not be cut in campgrounds, trailheads, wilderness areas, and planted areas.
Permit season for firewood cutting runs from April 1–March 31. The price is $6.25/cord with a 4-cord minimum and 12-cord maximum. You can gather dead down trees and logs as well as standing dead trees unless the trees are flagged as reserved from cutting. There is a 6 foot maximum length and chainsaws must be equipped with approved spark arrestor screen. For questions about firewood cutting, please contact the Custer-Gallatin National Forest.
Christmas tree and firewood permits are sold at:
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