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 limited in-person services at this time.

See our district offices page for updates on services available.

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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.

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.

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Now Accepting 2021 YCC Applications

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The Youth Conservation Corps is a summer employment program that accomplishes needed conservation work on the Forest, while educating local youth about natural resources management.

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 to confirm road closures before heading out to your destination.


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.

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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