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.

Drone Use Policy

Recreational use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones) is allowed  as long as the landing of the drone does not occur in certain protected areas. Find out where and how you can help.

Gain a New Appreciation of Your National Forest

 Explore your favorite places with a new view of the benefits of public lands. Compare types of forestry and wildlife habitat management techniques through photos from the field.

Digital Day-Use Passes

Visitors can purchase a day-use pass online at

Fall Foliage is Beautiful on the White Mountain National Forest

Autumn is a special place in on the White Mountain National Forest. Find out more about how you can enjoy the changing of the seasons on the White Mountain National Forest.

Now Accepting 2021 YCC Applications

The Youth Conservation Corps is a summer employment program that accomplishes needed conservation work on the Forest, while educating local youth about natural resources management.

New Forest Supervisor Selected

The White Mountain National Forest is pleased to announce the selection of the new Forest Supervisor for the White Mountain National Forest, Derek Ibarguen. 

Dolly Copp Construction Updates

Dolly Copp Campground in Gorham, NH will partially open for camping on July 1, 2021 with 50 sites, 30 with hook ups available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Summer Safety

 Whether you are thinking about hiking, camping, or taking a scenic drive forest officials encourage you to plan ahead.

Junior Forest Ranger Program

Want to become an official White Mountain National Forest Junior Forest Ranger? Here's how!

White Mountains Featured on Local Public Television

As part of our centennial celebration NHPBS “Windows to the Wild,” filmed an episode highlighting the White Mountain National Forest. Find a link and watch the episode here.

Fabyan Guard Station Receives Recognition

The first Forest guard station has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. This is the last remaining example of a Guard Station in New Hampshire.