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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Water Safety

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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.

Be Bear Aware

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Although normally shy and afraid of humans, black bears can enter into more visited areas of the forest more readily as they become accustomed to even the smallest remnant of food. Learn about how following safe food storage practices can help protect both visitors to the forest and these special forest residents. 

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Summer Safety

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 Whether you are thinking about hiking, camping, or taking a scenic drive forest officials encourage you to plan ahead.

Dolly Copp Construction Updates

Dolly Copp Campground Closed Area

Dolly Copp Campground in Gorham, NH will partially open for camping on July 1, 2021 with 50 sites, 30 with hook ups available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


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.

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 to confirm road closures before heading out to your destination.

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