The White Mountain National Forest is located in the north center part of New Hampshire.
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Bear Safety - Put Your Food Away

black bear  Always put your food away in your vehicle when not actively dining and keep your backpack with you at all times.

If a bear should enter your camping area or site while you are dining, bang pots and pans, yell at them and continue to make a lot of noise.  This kind of discouragement often deters a bear.  Always report a bear siting or encounter to the campground host.   Bear encounters are less likely if you follow food storage guidelines at all time.  Visitors will receive a citation for sites where visitors have not properly stored their food as described in the guidelines.  


White Mountain NF Announces New Artist in Residence

The White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire are pleased to announce that painter and printmaker Jude Valentine has been chosen as the WMNF Artist in Residence for 2016. In addition to painting and printmaking, Valentine will work with resident scientists and Forest Service staff on a series of prints to visualize data of the elements of the landscape.

Learn more on the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire website.


National Historic Preservation Act 50th Anniversary

2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. The White Mountain National Forest is committed to protecting significant heritage resources, to share their values with the American people, and contribute relevant information and perspectives to natural resource management. The White Mountain National Forest has used Preservation 50 funds to restore these historic structures:

Recent News


Water Safety

Image of screen capture for WMNF Water Safety YouTube video.

Heavy rain can create potentially dangerous and life threatening situations if attempting a water crossing or simply getting too close to take the perfect picture.  
Refresh your water recreating safety knowledge before heading out on your trip.

2016 Campground Programs

Tent and canoe at a White Mountain National Forest campground.

Enjoy one of our campground programs throughout the summer. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of topics in one of our many campgrounds. 

These programs are made possible by a partnership between the White Mountain Interpretive Association and the White Mountain National Forest.


Dolly Copp Campground Renovation

Map of Dolly Copp Campground sites and camper amenities.

Dolly Copp Campground will be undergoing a multi-year restoration project beginning this summer.

Pemigewasset Campground Programs 2016

Newly installed sign and proud employees at Campton Day Use Area.

Programs taking place in the Campton and Russell Pond Campgrounds on the Pemi Ranger District


Learning Lichens Curriculum (UPDATED - 2016)

Students survey lichens on a plot near their school.

Learning Lichens introduces students to intriguing lichen ecology, identification, and values to humans.