Alerts & Notices

Things you should know when planning a visit to the White Mountain National Forest.


  • Long Pond Road Closed to Snowmobiles and ATV use, Monday - Friday
  • Mt. Washington Visitor's Alert - No Shelter on Summit
  • Greeley Trail Open, Plan Ahead before Visiting
  • Firewood Prohibition
  • Areas Closed to Motorized Use
  • Areas Closed to All Use


  • Shirley Valley Wildlife Openings Closed to Overnight Use and Campfires
  • Virginia Lake - Area Closed to Overnight Use & Campfires
  • Ore Hill Mine CERCLA Site Closure


Forest Roads Status

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.