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.
Proposed Fee Changes
The White Mountain National Forest has long been loved for its outstanding recreation opportunities. The draw for many visitors are the easily accessible day use sites and scenic areas with higher amenity facilities. The Forest is seeking public comments on their proposal to realign fees to be more consistent with other sites offering the same services and facilities and to enable more of the revenue to be used at recreation sites. Click here for more information.
Champney Falls Trail is Open
Champney Falls Trail is now fully reopened with access restored to the loop that provides access to Champney and Pitcher Falls.
Russell Pond Campground Closing
Please be aware that Russell Pond Campground will be closing on August 15th for the rest of the season for some much needed road repair work. We're sure campers will be thrilled when they see the results next spring!
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:
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.