Visitors watch a sunset along the Kancamagus Scenic HighwayExterior of Dolly Copp BathroomA wooden sign welcoming visitors to the presidential range wilderness overlooks a mountain vista.

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.


Our Centennial Celebration

Champney Falls Loop 2

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.

Fabyan Guard Station named to National Register of Historic Places

A black and white photo of two rangers carrying gear on their backs to the Fayban Guard Station .

The first guard station in White Mountain National Forest has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1923 and preserved in 2015, this one-room, 16-by-22 foot log cabin and hand-built by White Mountain National Forest rangers from local materials, this is the last remaining example of a Guard Station in New Hampshire. Find out more about this White Mountain treasure and why we are proud to share its national recognition.

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Dolly Copp Construction Updates

Dolly Copp Campground Closed Area

 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

A screenshot the shows the way that recreation, water, natural resources, and research are managed.

 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.