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Welcome to White Mountain National ForestThe White Mountain National Forest in eastern New Hampshire and western Maine ranges from mountainous hardwood forests to majestic alpine peaks. Come experience the breathtaking scenery, clear mountain lakes and streams, wildlife, and outdoor recreation opportunities year round.

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Mud Season

Deep water creates a muddy mess of a trail.

The calendar says spring has arrived in the White Mountains. However, New Englanders know there is one more hurdle to get over before hiking gets in full swing – mud season. Find out more about how you can do your part in avoiding resource damage during this seasonal transition. 

Forest Roads Status

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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. 


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2018 Accomplishment Report Released

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The White Mountain National Forest team is proud to provide an overview of the many programs, activities, and projects we have worked on in 2018. 

Dolly Copp Construction Updates

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 Dolly Copp Campground in Gorham, NH is undergoing a multi-year renovation project. Follow along our construction updates as we improve the Dolly Copp campground for 2019.


Junior Forest Ranger Program

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

Gain a New Appreciation of Your National Forest

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 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.

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Forest Maps and Guides

Pass and Permits

Passes and Recreation Fees


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