Maps and Publications
Forest brochures and maps are available at each forest office or may be ordered by using the brochure and map order form. A complete list of available products and prices are provided on the form. You may view samples of the maps prior to purchase at forest offices to determine if it is the product you need.
New - Interactive Visitor Maps
Go to http://www.fs.fed.us/ivm/index.html for an online view of Forest Service roads, trails, and recreation areas throughout the USA.
You can can search for a recreation site or a forest, zoom in on the local map, and view a variety of recreation information for that site. The maps can be printed (via Settings <Create PDF feature), and they can be shared via social media.
The maps are updated every 5 minutes with site-specific weather watches and warnings from the National Weather Service! And if your Twitter accounts are geo-located, you can see real-time photos, content, and links from your Twitter feed. (You must geo-tag for this to work.) Wildfire activity across the country is also displayed.
Trail Guides and Maps
These guides and maps provide information about trails, campgrounds and recreation areas. They include information such as directions, trail maps, descriptions, and conditions to expect. They are in pdf format.
Free brochures provide information similar to what is posted on this website. Please check the website or select from a download link below prior to ordering brochures. Download times may be delayed due to the size of the file.
Cave Run Lake Brochure
Laurel River Lake Brochure
Natural Arch Scenic Area Brochure
All map products may be purchased using a check as described on the order form. The Red River Gorge, Cave Run, North, South and Central maps are also periodically available for purchase at the following websites if you wish to make a credit card purchase.
Cave Run Lake and Red River Gorge maps are large fold-out plastic maps containing trail locations and topographic information at a scale of 1:24,000. These maps are ideal for hiking or other outdoor recreation pursuits in the Red River Gorge and Cave Run Lake areas.
The north, south and central forest maps are paper. Each covers approximately one third of the forest and does not illustrate topographic lines. The scale of forest maps is 1:126,720. This scale is sufficient for finding access routes to national forest system lands, but would usually not be adequate for field orienteering.
Motorized Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) display National Forest System roads and trails that are designated as open to motorized travel by passenger vehicles or off-highway vehicles. The MVUM is a free 8 ½”x11” black and white map without topographic features. It is best used in conjunction with one of the forest maps listed above. MVUM maps are updated annually in January and may be printed from this website or mail ordered.
Paper topographic quadrangle maps are also available at a scale of 1:24,000. See map order form.
View list of topographical maps