White Mountain National Forest Opens for Memorial Day Weekend

The Forest is pleased to announce that the majority of Forest campgrounds will be open by May 22nd in NH, and in early June in ME. While the majority of campgrounds will open, large group sites and some dispersed camping areas such as Tripoli Road Dispersed Camping will remain closed as we continue to revisit our closure decisions and our ability to follow CDC guidance ensuring visitor and employee safety.

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. 


Water Safety

Heavy rain can create potentially dangerous and life threatening situations if attempting a water crossing or simply getting too close to take the perfect picture.  
Refresh your water recreating safety knowledge before heading out on your trip.

Winter Safety

Winter can be a wonderful time of year to hike in the White Mountains. But careful planning and understanding of the hazards is critical.o safely explore the mountains in winter.

Be Bear Aware

Although normally shy and afraid of humans, black bears can enter into more visited areas of the forest more readily as they become accustomed to even the smallest remnant of food. Learn about how following safe food storage practices can help protect both visitors to the forest and these special forest residents. 

Summer Safety Tips

Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy your National Forest.  Whether you are thinking about hiking, camping, or taking a scenic drive forest officials encourage you to plan ahead. We want visitors to enjoy their visit to the National Forest, and planning ahead will help ensure everyone gets home safely.

Our Centennial Celebration

The White Mountain National Forest turns 100 in 2018 and we want to invite you to the party! This defining moment offers an opportunity to reflect on the Forest’s successes and create a new century of stewardship and engagement.

Fall Foliage is Beautiful on the White Mountain National Forest

Autumn is a special place in on the White Mountain National Forest.  Scenic driving is a favorite activity and there are several routes to chose from; or go off the beaten path and drive a lesser known route. Find out more about how you can enjoy the changingof the seasons on the White Mountain National Forest. 

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