The Forest Visitor Maps and topographic maps listed below are very useful for showing trails, roads, streams, lakes, recreation sites, major points of interest, and more. They are not updated every year, however, and are not the legal source of information on which roads and trails are open or what types of vehicles they are open to. For this information, the yearly Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) are the legal record of what motorized recreational opportunties are available on Forest Service lands. 


Forest Visitor Maps

picture of different usfs mapsNational Forest and National Grassland Visitor Maps are available for $9 each for paper and $10 each for plastic. Each map covers all or a portion of one National Forest or Grassland. The scale is 1/2 inch per mile, although some maps use a scale of 1 inch per mile, and the maps show roads, trails, streams, lakes, recreation sites, land ownership and major points of interest.

Paper Visitor Maps

National Forest and National Grassland Visitor Maps are available to purchase in person at ranger stations, or by phone, mail, or on-line sales.

The US Forest Service's partner, the National Forest Store, offers secure on-line ordering ($2.50 service charge applies to on-line orders only), along with ordering over the phone, by mail, and by fax. Please check the box to the right for information regarding the different ordering options.

Digital Visitor Map downloads for your mobile devices

See where you are on the White River National Forest Visitor Map right on your smartphone! The White River National Forest Visitor Map is now available for use with iOS Mobile Devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) or Android (4.0.3 or newer)

See news release about the Forest Service offering digital maps for mobile devices via the Avenza PDF Maps Mobile App.

On-Line White River National Forest Visitor Map (2013 version) (best with high speed connection)

Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs)

View the Travel Management Plan Section which will also have your link to view or download MVUMs for each district.

Topographic Maps

picture of Trails Illustrated mapsTopographic maps provide the greatest level of detail and cover small portions of a National Forest or Grassland. Typically, these maps do not show legal boundaries, but do show roads, trails, streams, lakes, recreation sites and major points of interest. These types of maps are available for purchase from:


  • Secure On-Line Map Ordering Available OffSite Link
    • Order Maps by Phone
      (credit card required)
    • Order Maps by Mail
      USDA Forest Service
      National Forest Store
      P.O. Box 7669
      Missoula, MT 59807
    • Order Maps by Fax