Alerts & Notices

Things you should know when planning a visit to the White Mountain National Forest.


  • Doublehead Ski Trail Parking Closed


  • Sawyer River Road Closed
  • Portions of the Black Mountain Trail and Surrounding Areas Closed
  • Bowen Brook Spur A
  • Rocky Branch Bridge Road Closed
  • Olivarian Boat Launch Road Closed
  • Long Pond Road Closed


Forest Roads Status

Seasonal road closures are common on the White Mountain National Forest. Stay up to date with the latest road information by following us on Twitter or Facebook, or by calling the Ranger District where the National Forest System road is located to confirm road status before heading up to your destination. Closed areas are open to foot traffic unless otherwise noted.

Public Notices

Restrictions for Use of Manned and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)

Per Forest Order R9-22-19-01, landing unmanned aircraft systems in alpine zones and ski areas and within 1/4 mile of certain NFS land are prohibited. In additional, landing and using manned aircraft to deliver or receive people or materials is also prohibited. 

Virginia Lake - Area Closed to Overnight Use & Campfires

As per Forest Order 2017-01 and illustrated in Exhibit A, closure of the Southern shoreline of Virginia Lake in Stoneham, Maine, to overnight use (camping) and campfires has been extended through June 12th, 2019.

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