Lower Falls Recreation Site Is Closed - Site Improvements Underway
Site improvements are under way at Lower Falls Recreation site, and while it will remain closed until November, the upgrades and improvements are significant and worth a visit next summer. The forest is looking forward to renovations that will improve public safety, the recreation experience, and minimize visitor impacts to the area. While Lower Falls is closed, please refrain from slowing down or pulling over. Learn more
Secure your Food - "A Fed Bear is a Dead Bear"
The feeding of bears, intentional or unintentional, is prohibited on the White Mountain National Forest. Visitors who have not properly stored their food risk their own safety and receiving a citation. First priority upon arriving at your destination: secure your food.
Put all food away even during the daytime. Never leave a buffet on the picnic table - whether you are there or not.
Never leave your backpack.
Do not store food in pop-up campers. Bears can and have ripped through the canvas tent.
Bears that are successful obtaining human food may have to be trapped or killed. "A fed bear is a dead bear."
Following safe food storage practices protects both you and the bears. Follow these guidelines to practice safe recreating in bear country.
Anyone that has hiked in the White Mountains might recall a time they encountered a soggy or muddy trail section. This no doubt adds to the embellishment of a memorable trip. But, for hikers on the Rattle River Trail or Thompson Falls Trail they will experience new trail upgrades, including bog bridges that keep hikers above the muck. These improvements are in large part due to a hard-working group of youth who are part of the JAG – Jobs After Graduation program. Read more...
Forest Service volunteer photographer/videographer, Forrest Seavey has beautifully captured the Fabyan Cabin volunteers with Historicorps. The results? Memories to last a lifetime on the White Mountain National Forest.
Visitors and residents alike are invited to enjoy free programs each Wednesday and Saturday evening this summer. All of this summer’s programs are part of the nation’s year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the WMNF has scheduled several public viewings of American Values: American Wilderness in communities surrounding the Forest and one showing in Boston. The movie will be preceded by a brief introduction about Wilderness, and followed by a group discussion/question and answer session facilitated by Forest Service Wilderness recreation staff.