Map Price Increase for Printed Maps

For the first time in nearly a decade, increasing costs of production, printing, and distribution are driving the need for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Forest Service to increase the price of its maps. Prices of USFS paper and plastic coated maps will increase to $14 on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

The Forest Service continually updates its maps and looks for ways to enhance maps. The Forest Service expects to shorten the revision cycle as cartographers continue to apply new digital technology to the map revision process.

The Forest Service is also working to increase the availability of digital maps. Digital maps for mobile applications can be downloaded here: http://www.avenza.com/pdf-maps/store. Digital maps cost $4.99 per side.

Maps can be purchased in person at your local District Ranger office or the Ouachita National Forest headquarters located on 100 Reserve Street in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Maps can also be purchased directly from the National Forest Map Store (MFMS), which offers three ways to order maps:

1. Online: www.NationalForestMapStore.com

2. By phone: (406) 329-3024

3. By US Mail:
USDA Forest Service
National Forest Store
P.O. Box 7669
Missoula, MT 59807

In an effort to help offset the pricing increase for volume sales, discount pricing is available on sales of 10 or more of maps of the same title. Discounted maps are only available when purchased through the NFMS. Discounts are based upon savings to the government through bulk sales and are available to all customers.

The following discounts are available:

  • Purchase of fewer than 10 maps of the same title receive no discount.
  • Purchase of 10-50 maps of the same title: 10% discount
  • Purchases of 51-100 maps of the same title: 30% discount
  • Purchases of greater than 100 maps of the same title: 40% discount

The U.S. Forest Service is dedicated in researching, producing and distributing informative, accurate maps that can help improve the experience on America’s national forests and grasslands. Additional online resources that may help users enjoy the great outdoors:





https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/ouachita/home/?cid=FSEPRD568297