White River National Forest: It's all yours to discover & enjoy.

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White River National Forest is the most visited national forest in the nation encompassing 2.3 million acres. With 11 ski resorts, eight Wilderness areas, 10 mountain peaks over 14,000 feet and 2,500 miles of trails, this forest is a place where you can press play on adventure and inspiration!

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Personal firewood cutting free permits April 1–30

Stack of cut wood

Woodcutters can take up to 10 cords of firewood for personal use. A cord is the amount of tightly piled wood in a stack four feet high by four feet wide by eight feet long. Personal use firewood cutting allows you to remove downed timber or to cut standing dead trees in allowed areas.

Information for Cavers

A visitor wearing a helmet in a cave look sat an interesting rock formation

Due to concern about the spread of white-nose syndrome, and its impacts to bat populations, caves that are open to public have some important requirements. Registration is required


Mountain Safety

View from the mountain ski area courtesy of Marcus Dreux.

Each year people get hurt or even die in the backcountry by not being prepared! Plan ahead and learn tips, techniques and strategies for avoiding winter hazards.

Travel Management

UTV driving through a mud bog on the Battlement Jeep Trail

Find Motor Vehicle Maps and more information about traveling on the forest.

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