The White Mountain National Forest is located in the north center part of New Hampshire.
Where is this Forest?





Winter Recreating: Careful Planning Required

Winter is a special time on the forest. It is also a time to be extra cautious. Keep the following in mind as you prepare for a day visiting the forestClick here for more information.


Applications are Open for 2017 Youth Conservation Corps

The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a summer employment program for youth ages 15-18 who will work, learn, and earn together in the great outdoors. The purpose of the YCC program is to accomplish needed conservation work on the White Mountain National Forest, while educating local youth about natural resources management. For 2017, this 8 week program will start June 19th and end August 11.


Find out more and apply.


Now Accepting Volunteers for 2017 Trailhead Stewards!

Are you someone who loves nature and wants to share your appreciation of outdoor safety and conservation with the public? Looking for an opportunity to give back while also earning a WMNF Annual Recreation Pass? Want to take your love of public lands national and have the opportunity to earn an America the Beautiful Volunteer Pass? Find out more about what it takes to be a Volunteer Trailhead Steward. You can meet fellow hikers and climbers while promoting responsible enjoyment of your public land. Volunteers with good knowledge of the WMNF, or a willingness to learn, are needed now. 


Ready to join? Sign up here


Proposed Fee Changes Update

This past summer the Forest asked for public comments on a proposal to change recreation fees including increasing the cost of a daily recreation pass from $3 to $5, an annual pass from $25 to $30, and eliminating the weekly and household passes. The household pass enables people in the same household to purchase passes for two vehicles at a reduced fee.  After a review of the comments received, it became clear that the household recreation pass - is an important option for many families to be able to recreate on the national forest.  We are now proposing to retain this pass option but increase the pass from $25 to $40. 


Water Safety

Image of screen capture for WMNF Water Safety YouTube video.

Heavy rain can create potentially dangerous and life threatening situations if attempting a water crossing or simply getting too close to take the perfect picture.  
Refresh your water recreating safety knowledge before heading out on your trip.


Dolly Copp Campground is Closed

Dolly Copp Campground is closed for the season. See more information on the restoration project.

Learning Lichens Curriculum (UPDATED - 2016)

Students survey lichens on a plot near their school.

Learning Lichens introduces students to intriguing lichen ecology, identification, and values to humans.