Evans Notch and the Wild River Valley are part of the White Mountain
Route 113 — the first road through this part of the National Forest — was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression, and by 1936 the "wheel road" from Cold River valley to Gilead and the Androscoggin river valley was finally completed. Motorists came to see some of the most impressive views in the White Mountains — giant cliffs, velvety tops of virgin soft woods, and remarkable rock formations.
In 1938 Russel Cole erected Evans Notch Lodge and Cabins on the Wild River as it rushes from the gap in the hills, and guests were treated to evening meals consisting of trout caught daily from the River and vegetables from Cole's garden.
"For more than four years we have been coming to Evans Notch for family reunions. Our group ranges in age from two-week-old babies to 90-year-old grandparents! Everyone has a great time. It's a perfect place to relax with the people you love."
- Erin Kamdar
Come sit by the campfire and watch for shooting stars!
The wilderness sky makes the stars look brighter.
At night you can look up from the campfire to see the Milky Way...
...and in August, you might even be treated to a spactacular show of meteor showers.
Come make a wish upon a star!
In 1955, a "modern motel" was added to supplement the property's accommodations.
Today, through careful stewardship, the property is being progressively updated in
a way that maintains the integrity of the
original design and architecture.
The Lodge lies between the Wild River and
the Andorscoggin River, and is literally at the gateway to the White Mountain National Forest, with hiking trails, swimming holes, spectacular views, lakes — and the Mt. Washington Auto Road — only minutes away.