The White Mountain National Forest is located in the north center part of New Hampshire.
Where is this Forest?

 

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Winter Recreating: Careful Planning Required

Winter is a special time on the forest. It is also a time to be extra cautious. Keep the following in mind as you prepare for a day visiting the forestClick here for more information.

 

Oh, Christmas Tree...

Cutting a Christmas tree on the forest is a fun, family activity. Special memories are created each year by families who purchase a Christmas tree permit and spend a day finding their 'perfect' tree.  Christmas tree permits can be purchased at the Forest Service offices and visitor centers.  Learn more about purchasing a permit and good-to-know information before heading out...

 

Proposed Fee Changes Update

This past summer the Forest asked for public comments on a proposal to change recreation fees including increasing the cost of a daily recreation pass from $3 to $5, an annual pass from $25 to $30, and eliminating the weekly and household passes. The household pass enables people in the same household to purchase passes for two vehicles at a reduced fee.  After a review of the comments received, it became clear that the household recreation pass - is an important option for many families to be able to recreate on the national forest.  We are now proposing to retain this pass option but increase the pass from $25 to $40. 

Comments are being accepted on the change to the Household Recreation Pass proposal until January 30, 2017.  Please send your comments to Marianne Leberman, Recreation & Wilderness Program Leader at:  Marianne Leberman, White Mountain National Forest, 71 White Mountain Drive, Campton, NH  03223-4272. 

 

Dolly Copp Campground is Closed

Dolly Copp Campground in Gorham, NH is undergoing a multi-year restoration project as of September 26, 2016. It is closed for the season. Please be aware that the campground is an ongoing construction site and is closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The section of Hayes Copp Ski Trail that runs through Dolly Copp Campground is also closed. Click here for more information on the restoration project..

Features

Water Safety

Image of screen capture for WMNF Water Safety YouTube video.

Heavy rain can create potentially dangerous and life threatening situations if attempting a water crossing or simply getting too close to take the perfect picture.  
Refresh your water recreating safety knowledge before heading out on your trip.

Spotlights

Champney Falls Trail is Open

Champney Falls Loop 1

The trail is reopened with access restored to the loop that provides access to Champney and Pitcher Falls.

Learning Lichens Curriculum (UPDATED - 2016)

Students survey lichens on a plot near their school.

Learning Lichens introduces students to intriguing lichen ecology, identification, and values to humans.