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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.


Discover Your National Forest

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Our Centennial Celebration

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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.

Be Bear Aware

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Recent reports of bear activity in the summer of 2018 have been reported. We encourage you to be extra vigilant in storing your food as you prepare for your trip. Bear cannisters and other barriers are recommended. Find out how you can do your part to protect your fellow visitors, protect the bears, and how you can rent a bear cannister for free on the White Mountain National Forest. 

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Summer Safety Tips

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The lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams of the White Mountain National Forest are beautiful, but slippery rocks and the strength of moving water can all affect your safety. 

Dolly Copp Construction Updates

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 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.


Fabyan Guard Station Receives Recognition

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The first Forest guard station has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. This is the last remaining example of a Guard Station in New Hampshire. 

Gain a New Appreciation of Your National Forest

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 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.

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Forest Maps and Guides

Pass and Permits

Passes and Recreation Fees

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