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

Recreational use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones) is allowed on White Mountain National Forest lands as long as the landing of the drone does not occur within 1/4 miles of a Forest Protection Area, alpine zone, or area otherwise listed in Exhibit B of Forest Order R9-22-19-01

The landing of Manned and Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the areas listed in Exhibit B of  Forest Order R9-22-19-01 is prohibited.  

Notice of these areas are generally posted with signs at trailheads and at informational kiosks, but drone users are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the attached map before use. 

Commercial drone use requires a Special Use permit.