If you’re going camping or just want to have a fire in the backyard, you’re probably wondering how much a bundle of firewood costs.
A bundle of firewood costs between $5 and $7 dollars. This price will vary depending on your location. In rural areas where wood is more plentiful, firewood will be much cheaper than in the city. Homeowners often cut down trees and sell the firewood at a discount to get rid of it.
Important note: It’s often illegal to transport firewood beyond a certain distance. To prevent invasive species that firewood may carry, it’s best to buy as local as possible. This means buying firewood as close as possible to where you plan on burning the wood. To read more about your local laws and regulations, see the Firewood Map.
Cost of Bundles of Firewood
Here’s a simple chart I out together about the cost of firewood at different locations:
|Gas Station Firewood||$7 per bundle or $6 for two|
|Grocery Stores||$6-7 per bundle|
|Home Depot||$6 per bundle|
|Campsites||$5-6 per bundle|
|Side of road||$4 per bundle|
Where to Buy Bundles of Firewood
Firewood is readily available in most towns and cities. The closer you are to camping areas, the more available firewood will be. Often times you’ll see people selling them on the side of the road as you get close to the campground.
1. Local Gas Station
Your local gas station is one of the easiest places to find firewood. These are often laid outside the building but can be inside the gas station as well. Buying wood at gas stations is usually more expensive than buy it elsewhere but often times gas stations will have “2 for $6” deals. You’ll probably want at least a couple bundles anyways so you’ll save a few bucks.
2. Grocery Stores
Grocery stores aren’t a place you would think sells bundles of wood, but they often do. They are usually in a certain spot in the store. At my local grocery, they are underneath one of the shelves near the produce department. If you can’t find it, ask one of the employees.
3. Home Depot, Lowes, and Walmart
Home Depot, Lowes, and Walmart are a good place to get firewood. Walmart doesn’t always have firewood in stock, but they’ll have everything else you need for you trip. It’s good to check Walmart if you’re already shopping there.
Depending on where you live, getting firewood off craigslist is another option. People usually sell wood by the cord, but if you just wanted a few bundles, it doesn’t hurt to ask. You might even save a few bucks this way.
5. Ask Around
Asking friends and family if they have extra firewood is probably the cheapest option. Some people have firewood laying around in their yard that they are happy to get rid of. One thing you want to make sure of is that the firewood isn’t wet or moldy.
Campsites often sell firewood themselves. This can actually be a really good option and campground prefer it. Not because the campground makes money, but campgrounds are careful about bringing in invasive species. It’s always best to buy firewood as close as possible to where you are burning it.