CAMPTON, NH November 16, 2022 - White Mountain National Forest officials are welcoming the public to select and cut a Christmas tree on the White Mountain NF (WMNF) with the purchase of a $5.00 permit. Permits are available for purchase on-line (an additional $2.50 service fee applies) or     in-person at a WMNF office. Fourth graders with an “Every Kid Outdoors” pass are eligible for a free Christmas tree permit and can apply by entering the pass or voucher number when purchasing a permit.


  • Permits can be purchased online or in-person at a WMNF office
  • Only 1 permit issued per household per year. Trees are for personal use only, not for resale.  Each family may cut one tree per permit per year.  
  • Use only hand tools to cut Christmas trees.  Chainsaws are not permitted.
  • Make sure you are on National Forest land.  Respect the rights of landowners when crossing private property.
  • Do not cut trees within 100 feet of: campgrounds, picnic areas, trailheads or developed recreation areas, experimental forests, designated wilderness areas, water bodies, active timber sales.
  • Do not cut trees within 100 feet of paved roads and 50 feet from dirt roads.
  • When you purchase the permit ask if there are any known "off limit" areas.
  • Do not cut trees larger than 6 inches in diameter at chest height. Pack down limb piles low enough so they are within 2 feet of the ground.
  • Cut your tree so remaining stumps will be less than 10" in height.


Be prepared for winter -- dress appropriately in warm clothing and make your day a safe one!


White Mountain National Forest Offices

Pemigewasset Ranger District -- 71 White Mountain Drive – Campton, NH-- 603-536-6100

Saco Ranger District -- 33 Kancamagus Highway -- Conway, NH -- 603-447-5448

Androscoggin Ranger District -- 300 Glen Rd. -- Gorham, NH -- 603-466-2713


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