Forest Maps

Forest Visitor Maps, National Forest Atlas, and Wilderness Maps

These maps are available for purchase at the U.S. Geological Survey Store, many Forest & Grassland Offices in the region and other retail outlets. Many Forest Visitor Maps are also available for purchase as georeferenced PDFs on Avenza, for use on mobile devices.

  • Forest Visitor Maps for each national forest and grassland provide forest-wide information on attractions, facilities, services, and opportunities.
  • National Forest Atlases are full color atlases, containing 8.5-inch by 11-inch topographic quadrangle maps at 1 inch to the mile scale and are available for many of the forests in California.
  • Wilderness Maps are topographic maps that show natural features such as mountains, valleys, plains, lakes, rivers, and vegetation using contour lines depicting elevation gain or loss. Each map covers all or part of one wilderness area and the scale is generally 1 inch per mile (1:63,360).

In the Lake Tahoe Basin, National Forest Visitor Maps for the basin and surrounding areas may also be purchased in-person at the Forest Supervisor's Office and the Taylor Creek Visitor Center.

  • The Forest Supervisor's Office is open year-round, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
  • The Taylor Creek Visitor Center is located on Highway 89 approximately three miles northwest of South Lake Tahoe, (530) 543-2674, and is open Memorial Day weekend through October.

Digital Maps for Mobile Devices

Avenza digital maps.

The PDF Maps Mobile App, developed by Avenza Systems Inc., is available as a free download from iTunes and the Android Play Store. The app provides access to Forest Service maps, such as motor-vehicle-use maps, which are free while pages from national forest atlases are 99 cents and forest visitor maps are $4.99. Prices are pending for other agency maps. Select this link to find our maps for your Avenza PDF App.

After downloading and using the app, let us know what you think at SM.FS.R5DigMaps@usda.gov.

Other Maps

Topographic Maps

  • FSTopo is the Forest Service series of large scale topographic maps. FSTopo maps are 7.5 minute, 1:24,000-scale over the conterminous United States, and 15 minute X 20-22.5 minute, 1:63,360-scale over Alaska. These maps are available for download at Forest Service Topography Maps.

Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)

The Motor Vehicle Use Map displays National Forest System routes (roads and trails) or areas designated open to motorized travel. The Motor Vehicle Use Map also displays uses allowed by vehicle class (highway-legal vehicles, vehicles less than 50 inches wide and motorcycles), and seasonal allowances.

Forest Supervisor's Office

Lake Tahoe Basin Campground Location Map

Snowmobile Guide Map with Forest Order

  • PDF (1,831 KB)

Tallac Historic Site & Taylor Creek Visitor Center



Highlights

  • Geospatial - Data.gov

    Geospatial datasets available for download.

  • USGS Store

    The U.S. Geological Survey also sells many other map products covering the National Forests and has an interactive map service, "The National Map".

  • Geospatial - Data.gov

    Since 2005 Geodata.gov has provided the largest web-based access at a single-point for maps, government data, and geospatial services.

  • Forest Atlas of the United States

    This Atlas combines state-of-the-art inventory and monitoring information to tell stories about the value of our nation's forests and the challenges they face.

  • National Atlas

    Maps of America are what you'll find and make on nationalatlas.gov™.



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