The 800,000-acre White Mountain National Forest is a powerful presence in the White Mountains. Adjacent to or part of every village and town, the National Forest ensures that this region will remain largely undeveloped.
"White Mountain National Forest: Land of Many Uses" read the signs which greet you. It is a managed and multiple-use forest, providing areas for recreation and human enjoyment, as well as wildlife habitat and harvesting of the forest, a renewable resource.
For more information, call or write:
White Mountains National Forest
71 White Mountain Drive, Campton New Hampshire 03223.
603-536-6100, TTY 603-528-8722.
Or stop by one of these Information Centers in the White Mountains:
Androscoggin Ranger Station Phone: 603-466-2713 • TTY: 603-466-2856 300 Glen Road, Approximately 4 miles south of Route 2 on Route 16, Gorham.
Saco Ranger Station Phone: 603-447-5448 • TTY: 603-447-3121 33 Kancamagus Highway, approximately 100 yards off U.S. Route 16 on the Kancamagus Highway, Conway.
White Mountains Gateway Center Phone: 603-745-3816
Exit 32 off I-93 in North Woodstock.
The White Mountain National Forest Recreation Pass
The White Mountain National Forest is one of the most heavily used National Forests in the country. With that use comes a large workload to maintain the recreation facilities. As a result, a program was begun to collect fees for recreational use.
All unattended vehicles parked on National Forest land are required to display a Recreation Pass where signed. There are several pass options: a $3 day pass available on-site, a $20 or a $25 household annual pass for those that use the Forest year-round, or a $5 pass which is good for 1 to 7 consecutive days. For those holding the Golden Access, Golden Eagle, Golden Age or National Park Pass with Golden Eagle upgrade, parking is free. Passes are available at area businesses, USFS Information Centers and the White Mountains Visitors Center.