In addition to the visitor centers at the Forest Headquarters and District offices, there are a couple visitor centers that can also provide information for your recreation plans while visiting the Forest.


White Mountain Visitor Center
(603) 745-3816
I-93, Exit 32
200 Kancamagus Hwy
North Woodstock, NH

Summer hours: Open 7 days a week starting one week before Memorial Day ending 2 weeks after Columbus Day. Daily hours are 9 am to 3:30 pm.

Winter Hours: Open Fri, Sat Sun only starting two weeks after Columbus Day ending the week before Memorial Day. Daily hours are 9 am to 3:30 pm.

(Note: White Mountain Attractions is open 7 days per week, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, but the Forest Service desk is staffed only on the days/hours shown above.)

This information center has a full interpretive display that provides a history of the Forest and its evolution over time. The center was developed using the Smithsonian guidelines for accessibility, and has tactile, hands-on displays as well as an audio-described tour. Staff are available to provide information and suggestions on short hikes, campgrounds, and other activities and programs. Restrooms are also available.


Lincoln Woods
(603) 630-5190
Kancamagus Highway
Lincoln, NH


Visitor information services staffed intermittently.

Located 5 miles east of Lincoln, this site serves as the starting point for many activities, including hiking, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking. There is a parking area, visitor information cabin, trailhead for the Lincoln Woods Trail, a 180 foot suspension bridge, and flush toilet facilities, all of which are wheelchair accessible. Also, the  pedestrian walkway on the highway bridge on the Kancamagus Byway, which offers views up the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River, is accessible from the parking area.