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.
White Mountain 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:
Phone: (603) 466-2713
TTY: (603) 466-2856
300 Glen Road, Approximately 4 miles south of Route 2 on Route 16, Gorham.
Phone: (603) 447-5448
TTY: (603) 447-3121
33 Kancamagus Highway, approximately 100 yards off U.S. Route 16 on the Kancamagus Highway, Conway.
Phone: (603) 745-3816
Exit 32 off I-93 in North Woodstock.
All unattended vehicles parked on National Forest land are required to display a Recreation Pass where signed. There are three pass options: a $5 day pass available on-site, a $30 single annual pass or a $40 two vehicle annual pass for those that use the Forest year-round. 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 Visitor Center.
To purchase any of the Interagency passes (which provides access to over 2,000 federal recreation sites including the WMNF), as well as WMNF day passes, visit www.recreation.gov.
Year-long annual and household passes may be purchased at www.myscenicdrives.com. (Please note that there is a $8.00 shipping/processing fee with this option).