White Mountain National Forest
From mountainous hardwood forests to majestic alpine peaks. Explore the breathtaking scenery, clear mountain lakes and streams, wildlife, and outdoor recreation opportunities year-round.
Know Before You Go
Seasonal road closures are common on the White Mountain National Forest. Stay up to date with the latest road information to confirm road closures before heading out to your destination.
Winter can be a wonderful time of year to hike in the White Mountains. But careful planning and understanding of the hazards is critical to safely exploring 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.
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 Recreation.gov.