White Mountain National Forest Shuts Down Recreation Sites in Response To COVID 19

Contact(s): Sherman Hogue


Campton, NH – March 27, 2020  The White Mountain National Forest has shut down several recreation sites and/or toilet facilities as of March 26, 2020 for the health and safety of visitors and staff.  As the Forest works through an unpredictable and rapidly changing situation, health and safety are the number one priority. The Forest is committed to the continuity of our mission, as well as continuing to support local communities, while doing its part to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19. These actions have been taken based on the best available medical advice for cleaning per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and to promote social distancing.

Visitors are encouraged to call Forest Headquarters/Pemigewasset Ranger District  (603) 536- 6100, Saco Ranger Station (604) 447-5448, and Androscoggin Ranger Station (603) 466-2713 from 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday – Friday for prompt, customer service. 

Please note:  As toilet facilities are shut down please plan ahead and use the restroom before arriving.

The following list includes sites that have been shut down as of Friday, March 27, 2020. 

We anticipate additions to this list in the coming days as the situation continues.  Contact our offices and follow us on https://www.facebook.com/WhiteMountainNF/ for up to date information

Shut down sites are listed below:

Pemigewasset Ranger District, Campton NH

Recreation sites shut down

Toilet facilities shut down:

Saco Ranger District, Conway NH

Recreation sites shut down:

Toilet facilities shut down: 

Androscoggin Ranger District, Gorham, NH

Toilet facilities shut down:

Backcountry campsites and shelters: No services available

Most recreation sites and campgrounds are currently closed from the winter months, while others may not be accessible at this time.  For a complete list of White Mountain National Forest recreation sites and their locations:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/whitemountain/recreation

The White Mountain National Forest is following guidelines from the department and the CDC regarding COVID-19, closely monitoring the situation and responding to current conditions The Forest appreciates your patience and understanding as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of the COVID-1





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