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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.

 

Winter for Wanderers

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2018 Accomplishment Report Released

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The White Mountain National Forest team is proud to provide an overview of the many programs, activities, and projects we have worked on in 2018. Through direct natural resource management, the pursuit and exchange of new knowledge, and partnerships with State and private landowners, we help maintain healthy, resilient, and productive forests for future generations.


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 by following us on Twitter or Facebook, or by calling the Ranger District where the National Forest System road is located to confirm road status before heading up to your destination. Closed areas are open to foot traffic unless otherwise noted. 

 


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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.

Dolly Copp Construction Updates

Dolly Copp Campground Closed Area

 Dolly Copp Campground in Gorham, NH is undergoing a multi-year renovation project. Follow along our construction updates as we improve the Dolly Copp campground for 2018.

 




White Mountains Featured on Local Public Television

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As part of our centennial celebration NHPBS “Windows to the Wild,” filmed an episode highlighting the White Mountain National Forest. Find a link and watch the episode here.

Gain a New Appreciation of Your National Forest

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 Explore your favorite places with a new view of the benefits of public lands. Compare types of forestry and wildlife habitat management techniques through photos from the field.



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Forest Maps and Guides


Pass and Permits

Passes and Recreation Fees

 

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