About the Forest

A vista of Deception Pond shows all colors of the forest reflecting up from the pond to the sky

Deception Pond on the Androscoggin Ranger District.

The landscape of the White Mountain National Forest 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.


Facts About the Forest

Pink cone flowers pop up from w wetland that is managed by a dam in the background.

Learn more about the White Mountain National Forest and how we conserve resources through a balance of activities and uses, including wildlife habitat, Wilderness, recreation, clean water, timber and forest product. 

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History of the White Mountain National Forest

Fabyan Guard Station, built in 1923 will receive some much needed preservation work in July.

 Established after public outcry over uncontrolled logging and fires, the Forest has grown to almost 800,000 acres in New Hampshire and western Maine that now supports upwards of 6 million
visitors annually.

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