The White Mountain National Forest is located in the north center part of New Hampshire.
Where is this Forest?





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.


Trailhead Steward Program - Summer 2016

The Trailhead Steward program is a volunteer based program designed to educate hikers on safety and ecology before they begin their hike.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about the White Mountain National Forest, connect with visitors in a meaningful way, and help protect the natural resources that make this forest so beautiful.


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.


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.

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.