Free, Downloadable Maps
- Forest Service Topography Maps overlay Forest Service roads, trails, and campgrounds on USGS topographic maps. They are available for download by quadrangle, and are geo-referenced PDFs. This means they have latitude and longitude information embedded in them, and can be used with an app like PDF Maps from Avenza which uses your mobile device's built-in GPS to show your location on the map.
- Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) indicate which roads in the National Forests are open to motor vehicle use, and which roads have been decommissioned or changed to other uses (PDF).These maps can be downloaded and printed by quadrangle from your computer. They are also available at local Ranger District offices.
Maps for Mobile Devices
Many maps covering forest service lands are available for free download or purchase through the Avenza PDF Maps Store. To use, you must have the Avenza app, available for iOS and Android devices. Remember, network coverage is not available in many areas of the forest, so download your maps before you start your adventure.
Purchase Printed Maps
Ranger District offices
National Geographic Trails Illustrated maps are sold at our Ranger District Offices. Please note that maps are not available from the Supervisor's Office.
National Geographic Trails Illustrated maps are also available online and at many outdoor stores.
Purchase USGS maps online directly from the US Geological Survey Store.
Friends of Mt. Rogers
Our partner, the Friends of Mt. Rogers supports a bookstore at the Mt. Rogers visitor center where a large selection of trail maps, books, and other interesting and educational items can be purchased. For additional maps of the Mount Rogers area, please complete the order form.
Forest Service Store
The National Forest Store offers online sales for all Forest Service maps and Wilderness Maps.
Resource and Management Publications
Forest Service Research Publications
Research publications are available from the national headquarters, our research stations, and the Forest Products Lab. Additional publications on forest management and forest health may be found at the Southern Research Station.