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.

White Mountain National Forest Offices Remain in a Virtual Stance

Our offices are offering virtual services at this time. However, most locations and activities are open.

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Digital Day-Use Passes Now Available

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As most visitors to the White Mountain National Forest are aware fees are required at many of the developed recreation sites on the National Forest.  These fees help to maintain and improve these popular sites.  We are very pleased to announce a new convenient way for visitors to purchase a day use pass online at Recreation.gov.

Dear Visitors

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During the summer months the White Mountain National Forest historically experiences a surge in visitation from the folks that are looking to get outdoors, explore and enjoy their public lands, but this summer has risen above all others for visitation to the forest. We ask that you respect and value the forest during your visit. 

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Fall Foliage is Beautiful on the White Mountain National Forest

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Autumn is a special place in on the White Mountain National Forest. Find out more about how you can enjoy the changing of the seasons on the White Mountain National Forest.

Glen Ellis Falls Construction

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A quick preview of some of the amazing work being done on the Glen Ellis Falls Trail.


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 2020.

New Forest Supervisor Selected

WMNF Forest Supervisor Derek Ibarguen.

The White Mountain National Forest is pleased to announce the selection of the new Forest Supervisor for the White Mountain National Forest, Derek Ibarguen. 

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