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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White Mountain National Forest Opens for Memorial Day Weekend

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The Forest is pleased to announce that the majority of Forest campgrounds will be open by May 22nd in NH, and in early June in ME. While the majority of campgrounds will open, large group sites and some dispersed camping areas such as Tripoli Road Dispersed Camping will remain closed as we continue to revisit our closure decisions and our ability to follow CDC guidance ensuring visitor and employee safety.


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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Mud Season

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The calendar says spring. However, mud season remains before hiking gets in full swing. Find out how you can do your part to avoid resource damage during this seasonal transition.

Drone Use Policy

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Recreational use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones) is allowed  as long as the landing of the drone does not occur in certain protected areas. Find out where and how you can help.

 




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 2019.

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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Drone Use Policy


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Be Bear Aware

 



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