A snowy vista of the mountains in the background is accentuated by red grasses in the foreground.A 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.


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.

Gain a New Appreciation of Your National Forest

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 Explore your favorite places with a new understanding of multiple benefits on public lands. The White Mountain Forest Management Story Map allows you to compare different types of forestry and wildlife habitat management techniques through photos of implementation on the ground.

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Youth Conservation Corp Accepting Applications for 2018

Two young people work removing debris from a downed tree

The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is accepting applications for 2018! See what the YCC does and how you can apply today. 

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.