Visitors watch a sunset along the Kancamagus Scenic HighwayExterior of Dolly Copp BathroomA wooden sign welcoming visitors to the presidential range wilderness overlooks a mountain vista.

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.

Features

Our Centennial Celebration

Champney Falls Loop 2

The White Mountain National Forest turns 100 in 2018 and we want to invite you to the party! This defining moment offers an opportunity to reflect on the Forest’s successes and create a new century of stewardship and engagement.


Forest Roads Status

A snow covered road winds through the forest.

Seasonal road closures are common on the White Mountain National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service closes roads seasonally for many reasons. Some roads are closed because they are not passable due to snow, snow drifts and ice or to protect the road bed. Closed areas are open to foot traffic unless otherwise noted. Extreme damaging weather events can also temporarily close roads for safety concerns.

Please call the Ranger District where the National Forest System road is located to confirm road status before heading up to your destination.


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Spotlights

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.

Gain a New Appreciation of Your National Forest

A screenshot the shows the way that recreation, water, natural resources, and research are managed.

 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.