Bog Dam Loop Rd. in Berlin, NH will be closed to vehicle traffic for road maintenance from June through December. As part of the project, a local contractor will replace culverts with bridges to address road maintenance issues and to enhance the passage of aquatic organisms. Crossings will be replaced at Stony Brook, Spruce Brook, and East Branch of the Upper Ammonoosuc River. This road closure will limit access to several dispersed campsites and Landing Camp Trail Trailhead.
WARNING: An Emergency Forest Supervisor Closure Order prohibits the transport or movement of any species and type of firewood originating outside of New Hampshire or Maine onto the White Mountain National Forest. Individuals discovered with such firewood will be in violation of the order and subject to written and/or oral warnings, tickets, and fines. The order is in response to the threat posed to forest resources by the Emerald Ash Borer and the Asian Longhorned Beetle.
It may be a bit earlier than usual, but it's time to bring in your birdfeeders. Bears are out and about! See the New Hampshire Fish and Game's news release for tips to help avoid bear encounters in your backyard.
The Moriah Brook Trail Bridge is closed as of Tuesday, September 1, 2015. This pedestrian bridge provided access from Wild River Campground to the west side of the Wild River Wilderness, and the east side of the Carter-Moriah Range. Hikers need to be prepared to ford the river, find another crossing, or turn back and hike another day. With the closure of this bridge, the only remaining hiker bridge is at the northeastern end of the Highwater Trail, seven miles downstream at the confluence of the Wild River and Evans Brook.
As per Forest Closure Order 2011-06, the areas listed on Exhibit A are closed to motorized use until further notice. This closure is a result of damage sustained during a tropical storm in August 2011.
Ore Hill Mine site remains closed to unauthorized persons by Forest Supervisor Order. Hikers on the Appalachian Trail (AT) and other trails in this area of the western WMNF are not affected, but should be aware of this closure.
We try to keep this list as accurate as possible. However, a gate may be opened or closed temporarily based on weather conditions and resource requirements. Also, some road access is controlled by Maine or New Hampshire DOT (see notes).
Many Forest Roads are re-opened in winter for snowmobiling when there is enough snow cover. Those roads have their gates locked once the snow melts and until the roads dry sufficiently that resource damage will not occur. During the spring, consider all roads closed unless specifically noted as open. If you need more details about a particular road, please contact the appropriate Ranger District. Click on the district name for contact information.