White Mountain National Forest announces Area Closures in Advance of Tropical Storm Henri

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Flooding, high winds expected 

Campton, NH, August 22, 2021—The White Mountain National Forest has closed some areas of the forest at risk of flooding and other hazards from Tropical Storm Henri. The closures will remain in effect until it is safe to reopen, and staff can conduct any needed damage assessments or repairs. 

The following have been closed to all public use as of Sunday, August 22, 2021: 

Pemigewasset Ranger District, Campton, NH 

•Zealand Road (NFSR 16)—closed from Sugarloaf Trailhead prior to crossing the river to the end of Zealand Trailhead

• Long Pond Road (NFSR 19)

• Tripoli Road (NFSR 30)—closed to dispersed camping

• Mack Brook Road (NFSR 609)—closed to dispersed camping

• Hix Mountain Road (NFSR 31)—closed to dispersed camping

• Pemi East Side Road (NFSR 887)

• Lincoln Woods Trailhead

• Lincoln Woods Trail

Saco Ranger District, Conway, NH

• Sawyer River Road (NFSR 34)

• Slippery Brook Road (NFSR 17)

• Lower Falls recreation site

• Fourth Iron Campground

• Rocky Gorge recreation site

Androscoggin Ranger District, Gorham, NH

• Wild River Road (NFSR 12)—closed to dispersed camping

• Little Larry Road (NFSR 8)—closed to dispersed camping

• Kilkenny Loop Road (NFSR 15)—closed to dispersed camping

• Bull Brook Road (NFSR 752 and spurs)—closed to dispersed camping

• Wild River Campground

The National Weather Service expects the primary impacts in the area will be from locally heavy rain and strong winds, with the remnants of Henri remaining over the region until Tuesday, August 24. Continue to monitor storm updates from the National Weather Service and local radio and television stations. 

Emergency response could be delayed because of conditions that limit access or create safety hazards. Hikers and campers are advised to seek shelter as soon as possible. 

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