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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.

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Features

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. 

 


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.


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Drone Use Policy

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Recreational use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones) is allowed  as long as the landing of the drone does not occur in certain protected areas. Find out where and how you can help.

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 2019.

 




Proposed Removal of Mt. Langdon Shelter

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The WMNF is seeking public input on the proposed dismantling and removal of the historic Mt. Langdon hiking shelter.  Find out more here. 

Russell Pond Campground Schedule

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The amphitheater of Russell Pond Campground plays hosts to many great events throughout the summer. Discover your next outing. 



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Pass and Permits

Passes and Recreation Fees


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Drone Use Policy


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Be Bear Aware

 



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