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
Crocker Pond Campground Open to Visitor This campground is available for use No Service/No Fee (“Pack it In/Out”) until Crocker Pond Road is closed.
Glen Ellis Scenic Area Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Greeley Pond Trailhead (Kancamagus Hwy) Open to Visitor Access to the Greeley Ponds Scenic Area is possible from the Greeley Ponds Trailhead on the Kancamagus Highway or the Mount Osceola Trail.  From the Livermore Trail end, the Greeley Ponds Trail is closed from the first bridged crossing, referred to as Knights Bridge,  (washed out and currently removed) to Lower Greely Pond.  Please, do not proceed beyond the posted closed signs.
Lincoln Woods Trailhead Open to Visitor Eastside Trail at Lincoln Woods closed during construction.
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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).
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.  
Rumney Rocks Day Use Area Closed to Visitor Construction has begun on the Rumney Rocks parking lot connector trail. Visitors can expect single lane closures from November 17-18 on Buffalo Road. On November 19-21 blasting operations will be underway and the entire climbing area will be closed to all visitors per Forest Order 2014-12. All work is scheduled to occur on weekdays and the WMNF will be making every effort to minimize the project’s impacts on climbers. Read more for helpful visiting tips during construction.
Sabbaday Falls Observation Site Open to Visitor The stairs to Sabbaday Falls has been closed and will re-open Spring 2015. Ice builds up on the stairs leading to the falls, making this a dangerous situation for visitors. Hikers can still view the falls from the bottom as well as hike the entire length of Sabbaday Brook Trail.
Smarts Mountain Shelter    The fire tower is closed until necessary repairs can be made.