Pemigewasset Ranger District

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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


Camping & Cabins

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Day Hiking

Areas for Day Hiking at Pemigewasset Ranger District


Nature Viewing

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Outdoor Learning

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Rocks & Minerals

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Water Activities

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Winter Sports

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