8.5" x 11" pdf map of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests
The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests offer a variety of maps, many of which are available for purchase at our offices and visitor information centers or over the phone.
National Forest Visitor Maps, Wilderness Maps, and Atlases can also be purchased from the National Forest Map Store - a national web site that sells national forest maps and passes. The Store’s mission is to provide prompt, courteous, and convenient service to our customers.
At the USGS Store you will find a variety of maps, including Topographic Maps, Federal Recreation passes, scientific reports, educational materials, and more.
Geospatial data is available on our Geospatial Data page. This digital data requires special skills and software to use and display.
If you own a mobile device such as an iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or Android (4.0.3 or newer), you can take the Nez Perce and Clearwater National Forest Visitor Maps and MVUMs with you.
1. Download the Avenza PDFMaps app, available at http://www.avenza.com/pdf-maps to your mobile device.
2. Once you have Avenza on your mobile device, use your device to download the maps at pdf-maps.com while running the app select 'Get Maps' and search for "Nez Perce National Forest Visitor Map" for West and East side maps or “Clearwater National Forest Visitor Map” for West and East side maps. For Clearwater NF Motor Vehicle Use Maps, search for “Clearwater MVUM” to download MVUMs for Palouse, Lochsa, Powell, and North Fork Ranger Districts. PLEASE NOTE: Nez Perce NF MVUMs are not available yet.
With the app and maps installed on your mobile device, you will be able to:
- View your location on the PDF maps using the built-in GPS device
- Measure distances and areas
- Plot waypoints
- View maps offline
- And more…
Through a no-cost contract with Avenza Systems, Inc., the USDA Forest Service has made electronic versions of its Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) available as free downloads for smartphones and tablets. The Forest Visitor map downloads are $4.99 each.
Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs)
The final Travel Management Rule was published in the Federal Register on November 9, 2005. The Rule requires each National Forest to designate roads, trails, and areas where motorized travel will be permitted, and to produce a Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM). The Clearwater National Forest completed a Final Environmental Impact Statement and published a Record of Decision for Travel Planning in January 2012. These documents are located at: Clearwater Travel Management Plan FEIS and ROD.
Motor Vehicle Use Maps are the official map for designating all roads and trails available for public motorized travel on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. Visitors should not rely on any other maps for making decisions about motorized travel.
An MVUM displays National forest system roads, trails and areas designated for motorized use. It also displays allowed uses by vehicle class (e.g. highway-legal vehicles, off-highway vehicles, and motorcycles), seasonal allowances and information about other travel rules and regulations. It is the legal document that indicates where you can and cannot ride.
Route not shown on the MVUMs are not open to public motor vehicle travel. Routes designated for motorized use may not always be signed on the ground but will be identified on the MVUMs. It will be the user's responsibility to reference the MVUMs and stay on designated routes for motor vehicle use.
The MVUMs are black and white maps with no topographic features. It displays legal designations of where you can travel with various motorized vehicles, but for additional information it is best used in conjunction with a Forest Visitor Map or other detailed map.
The MVUMs are free to the public at local Ranger District offices and at the Forest Supervisor's Office. The MVUMs are available on this website and sections of it may be printed from your home computer.
Currently, the 2016 Clearwater National Forest MVUMs are completed and available.
1B Deary Elk River - (Map 1, Back) covers the Palouse Ranger District from Deary/Cherry Butte to Elk River to Dworshak Reservoir
1F Upper Palouse - (Map 1, Front) covers Palouse Ranger District - Northwest corner of the forest from Mission Mountain to Abes Knob, adjacent to Idaho Panhandle NF
2F Isabella Sheep Mountain - (Map 2, Front) covers North Fork Ranger District from Isabella Point south past Pot Mountain, east to Deadhorse Mountain to Mush Saddle
3F Knife Edge Ninemile - (Map 3, Front) covers Lochsa area of the Lochsa-Powell Ranger District – Liz Butte, west to Frenchman Butte, East to Lizard Peak, and South to Glover Saddle
4F Lolo Creek Syringa - (Map 4, Front) covers Lochsa area of the Lochsa-Powell Ranger District – from Lolo Creek area south to Three Devils on the Lochsa River, east to Apgar and north past Austin Ridge
5F Lolo Pass - (Map 5, Front) covers the Powell area of Lochsa-Powell Ranger District from Colt Creek Camp, north to Pilot Knob, east to Moose Lake, and west to Wendover Campground
6F Marten Hill - (Map 6, Front) covers North Fork Ranger District and Lochsa-Powell Ranger District from Pierce
7F Pierce Hemlock Butte - (Map 7, Front) covers North Fork Ranger District from Pierce east to Johnagan Mountain, north to Gobblers Knob and south to Frenchman Mountain
8F Powell – (Map 8, Front) covers the Powell area of Lochsa-Powell Ranger District from Colgate Camp, east to Colt Creek Camp, south to Hoodoo Lake and north to Lolo Pass
9F Upper North Fork - (Map 9, Front) covers North Fork Ranger District from Kelly Forks, east to Fish Lake, North to Graves Peak, and west to Henry Ridge
Seasonal and Special Vehicle Designation Table - This table covers all the Seasonal and Special Designation except for the Palouse Ranger District.
Clearwater MVUM Frequently Asked Questions
Clearwater MVUM Questions & Answers
Clearwater National Forest District Over Snow Vehicle Use Maps - Free
These maps show National Forest System roads, National Forest System trails, and areas on National Forest System lands where use by over-snow vehicles is allowed, restricted, or prohibited pursuant to 36 CFR 212.81.
Scale 1:79,200, color map, no contours
Hard copies are also available, free of charge, at all District and Supervisor offices. Many sporting goods stores in local communities may also have these maps available. District Offices adjacent to the Clearwater National Forest (Lolo, Bitterroot, and Idaho Panhandle) will also have hard copies available. Other partners and distribution locations may be developed over time to help disseminate maps.
We have created a map layout grid to help you choose what map(s) you will need for your trip. Select map(s) below:
Palouse Ranger District Map 1
Palouse Ranger District Map 2
North Fork Ranger District Map 3
North Fork Ranger District Map 4
Lochsa/Powell Ranger District Map 5
Lochsa/Powell Ranger District Map 6
We have a variety of publications available in electronic format for viewing/printing.
Annual Accomplishment Reports