Many roads not maintained for winter driving are being closed as weather conditions deem them unsafe for travel. There are a few NHDOT or privately maintained roads that are also closed, or will be closed for winter within the next couple weeks.
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WARNING: An Emergency Forest Supervisor Closure Order prohibits the transport or movement of any species and type of firewood originating outside of New Hampshire or Maine onto the White Mountain National Forest. Individuals discovered with such firewood will be in violation of the order and subject to written and/or oral warnings, tickets, and fines. The order is in response to the threat posed to forest resources by the Emerald Ash Borer and the Asian Longhorned Beetle.
Logging on the east side of Blueberry Mountain (accessed from Long Pond Road) has finished. Hikers should continue to use caution on the west side of the mountain (accessed from Page Road) as active timber harvesting will continue through the winter. Parking is limited at this trailhead so please respect the abutting private property and do not block roads or gates that may see heavy log truck traffic at any time. Stay clear of logging equipment and exercise extreme caution when crossing skid trail locations.
As per Forest Closure Order 2011-06, the areas listed on Exhibit A are closed to motorized use until further notice. This closure is a result of damage sustained during a tropical storm in August 2011.
Ore Hill Mine site remains closed to unauthorized persons by Forest Supervisor Order. Hikers on the Appalachian Trail (AT) and other trails in this area of the western WMNF are not affected, but should be aware of this closure.
We try to keep this list as accurate as possible. However, a gate may be opened or closed temporarily based on weather conditions and resource requirements. Also, some road access is controlled by Maine or New Hampshire DOT (see notes).
Many Forest Roads are re-opened in winter for snowmobiling when there is enough snow cover. Those roads have their gates locked once the snow melts and until the roads dry sufficiently that resource damage will not occur. During the spring, consider all roads closed unless specifically noted as open. If you need more details about a particular road, please contact the appropriate Ranger District. Click on the district name for contact information.