Alerts & Notices

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


  • Portions of Kinsman Ridge Trail and Surrounding Area Closed due to Fire
  • Storm Damage from Severe Storms the week of July 1st, 2017
  • Firewood Prohibition
  • Moriah Brook Bridge Closure
  • Areas Closed to Motorized Use


  • Critical Roads, Trails and Sites Close Due to October 31 Storm
  • Critical Portions of Kinsman Ridge Trail and Surrounding Area Closed due to Fire
  • Crawford Path Closure
  • Portions of the Black Mountain Trail and Surrounding Areas Closure
  • Virginia Lake - Area Closed to Overnight Use & Campfires
  • Shirley Valley Wildlife Openings Closed to Overnight Use and Campfires
  • Ore Hill Mine CERCLA Site Closure


Forest Roads Status

Seasonal road closures are common on the White Mountain National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service closes roads seasonally for many reasons. Some roads are closed because they are not passable due to snow, snow drifts and ice or to protect the road bed. Closed areas are open to foot traffic unless otherwise noted. Extreme damaging weather events can also temporarily close roads for safety concerns.

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Please call the Ranger District where the National Forest System road is located to confirm road status before heading up to your destination.

Public Notices

Closure Order Issued for Sabbaday Falls Trail

The White Mountain National Forest Saco Ranger District has determined that the Sabbaday Falls Trail and parking lot needs to be closed for public safety and to protect National Forest Property. This closure will be in effect from September 20th, 2017 until this order is specifically withdrawn. This includes the parking lot along the south side of the Kancamagus Highway, picnic area, and hiking trail leading to, and running along the Sabbaday Falls of Sabbaday Brook.