The White Mountain National Forest is located in the north center part of New Hampshire.
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April Showers Brings...

Image of screen capture for WMNF Water Safety YouTube video.  In addition to May flowers, it also brings high water in rivers, lakes and streams.  Awesome in its strength and beauty, spring thaw is also potentially dangerous and life threatening if attempting a water crossing or simply getting to close to take the perfect picture.  Be aware of your surroundings, and follow these guidelines to have a safe and enjoyable spring visit:

  • Beware of slick and slippery rocks.  Any amount of moisture and rocks become slippery and provide unstable footing.
  • If there is a rail, fence, or warning sign - heed it and don't try to go around or slip behind.  The safety precautions are appropriately placed, most likely because of other unfortunate incidents at that location.
  • In the spring, water fluctuates rapidly.  If there was a safe stream crossing earlier in the day, it may not be so on the return trip.  Be certain to access if there are any changes and don't assume the conditions are the same.
  • View our How Deep is the Water YouTube video - and please be safe.


Employment Interest Notice 

Administrative Support Service Specialist - Outreach notice closes April 21

Wildlife Biologist - Outreach notice closes May 5.

These opportunities are being advertised for potential applicants, and will be fully advertised in the weeks to come.

Area links to recreation pass information.

Recent News


Youth Conservation Corp Program Now Accepting Applications

YCC crew members clearing a trail.

The YCC program is now accepting applications for youth, ages 15-18, for summer employment.

Artist in Residence Program Seeking Applicants for Summer 2014

Artist in Residence, John Anderson

The White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire are pleased to announce the fourth year of the WMNF Artist-in-Residence program. Interested artists in all media are invited to apply for the 2014 residency, a celebration of the connections between forest, landscape and culture. The deadline for applications is April 25.


WMNF Heritage Topics

Image of Ranger Office Depot on Highland Street, Plymouth, NH.

The White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) constructed Fire Equipment Depot buildings on three of its five ranger districts between 1940 and 1942.

Forest Venues Now Available to Rent Online

Russell-Colbath Barn in a field of daisies

Looking for a venue for family or group gathering?  The Russell-Colbath barn and Dolly Copp Picnic area are perfect for events large and small - and can be reserved online.


National Volunteer Week

April 6-12, 2014, was designated as National Volunteer Week. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the White Mountain National Forest volunteers.

Recreation Sites in Winter

During winter, some recreation sites go into un-maintained status.  They are still open for use, unless signed otherwise, but parking lots are not plowed - visitors use caution. 

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