The Monongahela National Forest is located in the eastern mountains of West Virginia.
Where is this Forest?

 

Maps & Publications

What types of maps are available?

Forest Visitor Map: (2007) Scaled 1/2" to the mile. One half of the Forest is shown on one side and the other half is displayed on the reverse side. These maps include streams, roads, county lines, communities, trails and recreation sites but do not have contour lines. These maps are suitable for auto touring, locating sites, and general use but are not detailed enough for backcountry travel.

Notice:  Correction to the Monongahela National Forest Visitor Map

The Forest Visitor map includes a trail through Blackwater Canyon, listed as TR 115. The 5.5 mile section between the Forest Service gates crosses both public and private ownership. The boundary is roughly down the centerline of the grade but is not marked. To respect the rights of the private landowner, visitors are asked to stay on the uphill side of the grade.

The public portion is no longer part of the Monongahela National Forest trail system and no maintenance is performed.

The grade contains washouts, rough surfaces and large sinkholes, some of which extend onto the public ownership. Use caution if you choose to visit this area!

 

Topographic Maps: Topographic maps are available for the entire forest by section. These maps do include contour lines and are detailed enough for backcountry travel. Please indicate which topographic maps you want when ordering. A list of all of the topographic maps is available.

 

Spruce Knob/Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area Map - Highlights the Spruce Knob Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area. This map includes roads, recreation facilities and hiking trails.

 

Monongahela Mountain Biking Map - Forest-wide map that highlights mountain bicycling trail opportunities.

 

How do I order Maps?

By mail: Map orders can be mailed to USDA Forest Service, Forest Supervisor's Office, 200 Sycamore Street, Elkins WV 26241. Please enclose a check or money order made payable to USDA Forest Service. No sales tax is charged.

 

Map Pricing Information
By Mail

Type of Map

Cost

Shipping Charges

Forest Visitor Maps

$10.00 ea

no charge

Topographic Maps

$8.00 ea

$3.50 per order

Seneca Rocks NRA

$2.00 ea

no charge

 

By telephone: The maps shown below can be ordered over the telephone using a credit card from the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center at (304) 567-2827, extension 0.  Sales tax at a rate of 6% will be added for West Virginia Residents.

 Topographic Maps:

  • Dolly Sods Wilderness
  • Laurel Fork North & South Wilderness
  • Otter Creek Wilderness
  • Spruce Knob/Seneca Creek Backcountry

Other Maps available by telephone include:

  • Spruce Knob/Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area Map
  • Monongahela Mountain Biking Map
  • Monongahela National Forest Visitor Map

 

Map Pricing Information
By Telephone

Type of Map

Cost

Shipping Charges

Forest Visitor Maps

 $10.00 ea

 

Shipping charges will be calculated at time of order.

 

Topographic Maps

 $8.00 ea

SKSR NRA

 $2.00 ea

Mountain Biking

 $8.00 ea

Features

Motor Vehicle Use Maps

The Monongahela National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map was developed under the new Travel Management Rule (70 Federal Register 68264), dated November 9, 2005 (36 CFR Parts 212, 261 and 295) which revised regulations regarding travel management on National Forest System lands. The map displays what types of motor vehicle are currently allowed and where. 

Topographic Maps