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Old 09-22-2018, 04:37 PM   #1
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Average firewood cost

Just a quick question about firewood cost at the various camp grounds. We have a short trip planned next weekend but we live in northwest Ohio and are going to southeast Michigan and it is illegal to transport firewood. The site is only 30 minutes from our house but I don't want to risk the fines and such and ruin the weekend.
Can some of you give me an idea of the average cost of firewood at campgrounds and how much do you get for the money paid. Thanks.
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Old 09-22-2018, 04:50 PM   #2
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Most of the Michigan state parks sell small bundles (6-8) foot long pieces for about $6, about the same size sold at gas stations, private parks usually do a bit better but not much
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Old 09-22-2018, 04:59 PM   #3
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About the same price out west.
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Old 09-22-2018, 05:43 PM   #4
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I purchased a couple of bundles in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina last month and it averaged right around that $6 mark also. Seems to be fairly standard.
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$5 a bundle at many Wi state parks. But not unusual to see as high as $7. Gas stations...$5-$6/bundle
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I purchased a couple of bundles in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina last month and it averaged right around that $6 mark also. Seems to be fairly standard.
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Old 09-22-2018, 06:31 PM   #7
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Almost the same price as gold for what you get. 5 to 7 bucks for a few small sticks of wood in a bundle. One of my pet peeves, if you won't let me bring in firewood at least give me an affordable alternative. A good fire on a cold Fall night when it gets dark at 430 would cost more then the campsite did lol.
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Old 09-22-2018, 07:09 PM   #8
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In Texas state parks, you usually get 7 pieces for a “donation “ of $5. Not all parks enforce the “no outside “ firewood
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There is always construction somewhere in the neighborhood so I stop and ask for ends and pieces of 2x4 or 2x6s. They make great starter wood and are easy to split into little pieces.

Because they are construction wood and fresh (not stored in a firewood pile somewhere for months) I have never been questioned on the bug safety of them when I camp.

They also have a nice piney scent when lit and cost nothing but my time to stop and ask. Also, better than filling up a landfill!

I buy a bundle of firewood to sustain the fire. Sometimes you will find a wood vendor outside of parks who are much cheaper on the way to camping.
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At Gifford Pinchot State Park in PA a few years back the camp host had made a deal with a local cabinet shop to dump scraps from the cabinet making on his site.

The shop was happy not to pay landfill fees. We had kiln dried hardwood for the fire. Everybody won.
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