Recreation

The White Mountain National Forest provides recreation activities for everyone. Visit one of our recreation links to start planning your trip. For accessible recreation opportunities view one of the guides below. For more detailed information, feel free to contact us.

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Androscoggin Ranger District Open to Visitor Several trails in the Wild River area and along Route 16 were severely damaged during the tropical storm event August 2011. Hikers may encounter areas with large blowdowns, bridge washouts, and sections that have disappeared into streams.
Brickett Place Interpretive Site Open to Visitor Open Saturday and Sunday.
Dry River Trailhead Closed to Visitor Closed due to flood damage sustained during tropical storm in August 2011.
Long Pond Day Use Area Open to Visitor The road is open from both the north and south access points.
Lower Falls Recreation Site Closed to Visitor This site is closed for renovations.  This closure includes the parking lot, trail, and area surrounding the falls.  This order is closed per Forest Order 2014-01.  The area closed is clearly shown on the associated closure map (Exhibit A).
Mountain Pond Shelter    The Mountain Pond Shelter will be closed to public use from 8/26 - 9/8, while it receives some necessary repairs.
Pemigewasset Ranger District Open to Visitor Several trails in the Greeley Ponds area were severely damaged during the tropical storm event August 2011. Hikers may encounter areas with large blowdowns, bridge washouts, and sections that have disappeared into streams.
Rocky Branch Trail Open to Visitor The trail is not accessible at the the end of Rocky Branch -Jericho Road, while road reconstruction is taking place and heavy equipment is on site.  This area is signed closed and enforced with Forest Order 2014-03 - the area is clearly identified on the map (Exhibit A).  The trail will remain closed between Rocky Branch Shelter #1 to Rocky Branch Shelter #2 due to heavy damage from Tropical Storm Irene. The gate at Jericho road will remain closed while reconstruction is taking place.  
Saco Ranger District Open to Visitor Several trails in the Dry River area and along Route 112 were severely damaged during the tropical storm event August 2011. Hikers may encounter areas with large blowdowns, bridge washouts, and sections that have disappeared into streams.
Smarts Mountain Shelter    The fire tower is closed until necessary repairs can be made.