Saco Ranger District

Located on the south eastern part of the forest, the District offers a variety of different recreational opportunities. Journey across the Kancamagus Scenic Byway; experience the famous Mt Chocorua area; find solitude in the Presidential Range-Dry River or Sandwich Wildernesses; or discover the beauty along Scenic Route 113. Recreational opportunities are endless: hiking, camping, hiking, biking, fishing, skiing (alpine, cross country, and backcountry), snowmobiling, snowshoeing and much more.  

At a Glance

Operational Hours: The Ranger District offices are open year round.
  • Tuesday-Sunday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.
  • Mondays from 9:00am to 4:30pm 
District Offices occasionally close for inclement weather and some federal holidays. Contact our office for more information regarding operational hours . 
Closest Towns: Conway, NH
Restroom: Yes (not fully accessible)
Information Center: The district office and visitor center is located on the Kancamagus Scenic Byway in Conway, NH. The visitor center has regional information, interpretive displays, and a retail area with maps, books, recreation passes and other items for sale. Saco Ranger District, (603) 447-5448 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Areas for Mountain Biking at Saco Ranger District

Rock Climbing

Areas for Rock Climbing at Saco Ranger District

Day Hiking

Areas for Day Hiking at Saco Ranger District


Viewing Wildlife

Areas for Viewing Wildlife at Saco Ranger District

Viewing Scenery

Areas for Viewing Scenery at Saco Ranger District

Interpretive Areas

Areas for Interpretive Areas at Saco Ranger District


Areas for Skiing/Snowboarding at Saco Ranger District

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Areas for XC Skiing/Snowshoeing at Saco Ranger District


Areas for Snowmobiling at Saco Ranger District

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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