Alerts & Notices

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


  • Hunting Season has Begun - Wear Blaze Orange
  • Black Bear Activity: Especially Hungry as they Prepare for Winter Slumber
  • Crocker Pond, Broken Bridge Pond Closed
  • Campton Day Use Area Closed
  • Greeley Ponds and other Waterville Area Trails Closed
  • Lower Falls Recreation Site Closed - Please Refrain from Trying to Visit
  • Rocky Branch Road Closed During Reconstruction
  • Use Caution While Accessing Harriman Road

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  • 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.