Harvesting Forest Products on Fort Gordon
The harvesting of forest products is allowed on Fort Gordon. Any individuals that can legally access the installation and purchase the proper permit can cut firewood, collect pinestraw, pick berries, gather pinecones, collect fiddleheads, etc. All individuals who are harvesting forest products must check-in/out through the iSportsman system on the day of harvest. Be sure to purchase the correct permit for the forest product you want to harvest.
Individuals with a valid firewood cutting permit may acquire firewood from any dead or downed trees in any open training area on Fort Gordon. Firewood cutting permits are 1-Day permits and are only good for the date of purchase. Do not purchase your permit until the day you plan to come cut firewood. If you have a particular downed tree or training area in mind, please check that the area is open before purchasing your firewood permit (view "Open Areas" tab on the blue bar above).
Pinestraw raking is allowed in designated areas on Fort Gordon. Pinestraw permits are 1-Day permits and are only good for the date of purchase. Do not purchase your permit until the day you plan to come rake pinestraw. Before purchasing your pinestraw permit, please check that the designated pinestraw raking areas are open (view "Open Areas" tab on the blue bar above). It is possible for all pinestraw raking areas to be closed simultaneously due to military training or other activities.
Other Forest Products
Individuals who are interested in harvesting forest products, such as berries, pecans, fiddleheads, pinecones, etc., must purchase the 30-Day Other Forest Products permit. All individuals 18 years of age or older involved in the harvesting of forest products must have a permit. Once individuals have purchased their Other Forest Products permit, they can harvest berries, pecans, fiddleheads, etc. from any open training area. THIS PERMIT IS NOT FOR THE HARVESTING OF FIREWOOD OR PINESTRAW. A FIREWOOD OR PINESTRAW PERMIT IS REQUIRED TO HARVEST THOSE ITEMS.