Pemigewasset Ranger District

Located on the western portion of the Forest, the District offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Bisected by Interstate 93, you can jump off at exit 28 and escape up to Waterville Valley or push on a little further to exit 32 and relish the day traveling through the mountains on the Kancamagus Scenic Byway; challenge yourself at the world renowned Rumney Rocks Rock Climbing Area; seek renewal in the large and remote Pemigewasset Wilderness; brag about the one that got away at Russell Pond. Recreational opportunities seem limitless: hiking, camping, hiking, biking, fishing, skiing (alpine, cross country, and backcountry), snowmobiling, snowshoeing and much more.  

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Campton, NH
Restroom: Accessible restrooms
Information Center: The district office is located at Exit 27, I-93 in Campton, NH. We have regional information, interpretive displays, and a retail area with maps, books, recreation passes and other items for sale. You can also usually find a Forest Service representative at the White Mountain Attractions Visitor Center at Exit 32, I-93 in Lincoln where you can obtain additional information on the many opportunities available on the White Mountain National Forest. Pemigewasset Ranger District, (603) 536-6100.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Rock Climbing

Areas for Rock Climbing at Pemigewasset Ranger District

Lake and Pond Fishing

Areas for Lake and Pond Fishing at Pemigewasset Ranger District

Day Hiking

Areas for Day Hiking at Pemigewasset Ranger District


Viewing Scenery

Areas for Viewing Scenery at Pemigewasset Ranger District

Interpretive Areas

Areas for Interpretive Areas at Pemigewasset Ranger District

Gold Panning

Boating - Non-Motorized

Areas for Boating - Non-Motorized at Pemigewasset Ranger District


Areas for Swimming at Pemigewasset Ranger District


Areas for Sledding/Tubing at Pemigewasset Ranger District


Areas for Skiing/Snowboarding at Pemigewasset Ranger District

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Areas for XC Skiing/Snowshoeing at Pemigewasset Ranger District

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities