Forest Maps

National Forest Visitor Maps

National Forest Visitor Maps provide an overview of recreational uses, trails, roads, streams, lakes, landforms, land administration, visitor centers, facilities, campgrounds and picnic areas.

The map also displays color photographs of points of interest and activities. The 18 National Forests are mapped at the scale of 1/2 inch per mile (1:126,720).

National Forest map store graphic

You may purchase National Forest Visitor Maps online through the National Forest Map Store. 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 r5digitalmaps@fs.fed.us.

Wilderness and Topographic Maps

  • 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). Twenty-Eight wilderness maps are available for purchase through the National Forest Map Store.
  • 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.

Motorized Vehicle Use Maps

The Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) display National Forest System routes (roads and trails) or areas designated open to motorized travel. The Motor Vehicle Use Maps also displays uses allowed by vehicle class (highway-legal vehicles, vehicles less than 50 inches wide and motorcycles), and seasonal allowances. Follow the links below to download PDF versions of the MVUMs or visit the Forest Supervisor's Office, the Taylor Creek Visitor Center, or the Incline Village Forest Service office to obtain paper copies of the map, free of charge.

The Forest Supervisor's Office is at 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, (530) 543-2600, and 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.  The Incline Village Forest Service office is at 855 Alder Drive, Incline Village, NV, (775) 831-0914, and is open year-round, Wednesday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

North Shore

  • PDF (1,239 KB)

South Shore

  • PDF (1,472 KB)

Other Maps

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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