Pacific Southwest Region Maps

National Forest Visitor Maps

National Forest Visitor Maps provide an overview of recreational uses, trails, roads, streams, lakes, landforms, land administration, visitor centers, facilities, campgrounds and picnic areas. The map also displays color photographs of points of interest and activities. The 18 National Forests are mapped at the scale of 1/2 inch per mile (1:126,720).

Purchase National Forest Visitor Maps from the National Forest Store, or download georeferenced National Forest Visitor Maps.

National Forest Atlases

Full color spiral-bound atlases, containing 8 ½ “x 11” topographic quadrangle maps at 1 inch to the mile scale (1:63.360). The maps include detailed information for trails, roads, forest administration, streams, lakes, landforms, visitor centers, facilities, contours, campgrounds and picnic areas.

The atlases can be purchased for 13 of the National Forests in California through the National Forest Store.

Wilderness Maps

Wilderness Maps provide a detailed view of wilderness recreational uses, trails, access roads, streams, lakes, landforms, horse facilities, campgrounds and trailheads. The map also displays color photographs of points of interest and activities. Map scales range from 1 inch to the mile to 2 inch to the mile (1:63,360 to 1:31,680).

Twenty-Eight wilderness maps are available for purchase through the National Forest Store.

Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail Maps

Pacific Crest Trail Maps provide a detailed view of the trail running from Mexico to Canada through California. These maps include the trail, access roads, streams, lakes, landforms, horse facilities, campgrounds and trailheads. The map also displays color photographs of points of interest and activities. The map scale is 1 inch to the mile (1:63,360).

Ten Pacific Crest Trail maps can be purchased through the National Forest Store.

Special Area Maps

Special Area Maps provide a detailed view of recreation areas, wild and scenic rivers, and trails. The maps show access roads, streams, lakes, landforms, horse facilities, campgrounds and trailheads. These maps also display color photographs of points of interest and activities. Map scales vary.

Maps are available for purchase through the National Forest Store.

Motor Vehicle Opportunity Guides

Motor Vehicle Opportunity guides provide detailed information about travel opportunities for motor vehicles. The maps can range from illustrating a few square miles to half a National Forest. The maps show routes open to motor vehicle use including vehicle type, route difficulty, seasonal closures, streams, lakes, landforms, campgrounds and trailheads. These maps also display color photographs of points of interest and activities. Map scales vary.

Selected maps are available for free at National Forest offices.

Motor Vehicle Use Maps

Motor Vehicle Use Maps provide detailed information about motor vehicle travel regulations. The map illustrates the motor vehicle designations on a National Forest. The maps show routes open to motorized use including vehicle type, route difficulty, seasonal closures, streams, lakes, landforms, campgrounds and trailheads. Map scales vary.

The maps are available for free at National Forest offices or for online viewing.

Topographic Quadrangle Maps

Topographic maps are available from the U.S. Geological Survey in the traditional 7.5-minute format as GeoPDF’s. US Topo maps are constructed from key layers of geographic data—orthoimagery, roads, geographic names, contours and hydrographic features. The most recent US Topo maps include boundaries and vegetation. Scans of historical quadrangle maps are also available.

The maps are available for purchase over-the-counter at the Regional Office in Vallejo and from the U.S. Geological Survey. Hardcopy US Topo maps vary in price. US Topo maps are free when downloaded through the USGS Store.



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