After many days of rain, all rivers, streams, and lakes are at or above normal levels.
If your recreation plans include stream crossings or just spending time in the water, please be aware of yours and others water safety. Situations can quickly change from pleasant to dangerous and even fatal with one misplaced step on a slippery rock or hidden current.
Use extra caution at water crossings, and turn back if there is no safe way to cross.
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.
Pemigewassett Ranger District (603) 536-6100
Visitors to the Eastside Trail accessible via Lincoln Woods please be aware that trail re-route construction and installation of new bridges are underway. The original trail is still open and accessible to hikers.
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.