Alerts & Notices

Current Conditions Reports by Ranger District

Conditions can change rapidly. Always check weather reports and current avalanche conditions prior to your trip.

As winter has passed and spring/summer arrives, conditions will be extremely variable across the forest.

Summer/wheeled travel season begins on May 21st on some roads, and begins as late as June 21st on other roads that travel to higher elevations. Motorized and mechanized vehicle users are responsible for knowing when and where they can take vehicles. Please refer to our Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) page for this information.

Snowmelt rates vary from year to year, but on average:

  • Mid-April: Snow level around 8,000 feet.
  • Mid-May: Snow level around 9,500 feet.
  • Mid-June: Snow level around 10,000-10,500 feet.
  • Mid-July: Snow usually mostly clear except on highest north-facing slopes and passes.

Always check weather and avalanche conditions prior to your outing.

For the most current road and trail condition reports for each district, see our district reports here:

Ranger District Conditions Reports:

Campgrounds & Day Use Sites

Please see our chart of all campgrounds on the White River National Forest, complete with dates, prices, links to each campground page, and more.

Know Before You Go

Review key information you need to know to plan your visit such as: safety tips, fire restrictions, Motor Vehicle Use Maps and more.

Forest Orders & Regulations

View a list of federal regulations & special orders

Alerts


  • Homestake Road Closure below French Creek
  • Helicopter work in Thomasville area
  • Yeoman Park Campground closed
  • Chapman CG Restriction
  • Sylvan Fire Closure
  • Booth Lake parking closed
  • Coulter Lake Closure
  • White River National Forest COVID-19 Updates

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Closures


Public Notices

Cave Closures

Remember that access to all caves in Region 2 must be authorized through a mandatory registration system that is available online through the regional office. 



https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/whiteriver/alerts-notices