Saco Ranger District

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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



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Camping & Cabins

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Day Hiking

Areas for Day Hiking at Saco Ranger District


Areas for Backpacking at Saco Ranger District

Nature Viewing

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Outdoor Learning

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Rocks & Minerals

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Winter Sports

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