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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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Our Centennial Celebration

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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.


Forest Roads Status

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Seasonal road closures are common on the White Mountain National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service closes roads seasonally for many reasons. Some roads are closed because they are not passable due to snow, snow drifts and ice or to protect the road bed. Closed areas are open to foot traffic unless otherwise noted. Extreme damaging weather events can also temporarily close roads for safety concerns.

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Please call the Ranger District where the National Forest System road is located to confirm road status before heading up to your destination.


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Spotlights

Winter Safety

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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.

White Mountains Featured on Local Public Television

Windows to the Wild host Willem Lange introduces episode for White Mountain National Forest

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.

 




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 2018.

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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