Eastern Region App for iOS and Android

A woman using a cellphone in the forest.

Download. Discover. Disconnect.

The Eastern Region Forest Service App is free and now available to help guide Forest visitors for their next adventure.

Visitors to Eastern Region National Forests and Tallgrass Prairie can quickly access essential information about their visit. Discover the perfect hike, bike or fishing spot or easily choose a campground experience. Quick access to forest facts, natural, cultural and historic information; offline and GPS maps; fire closures, and safety updates are now available on the go.

Download the App

Features of the Eastern Region National Forests App

An icon of a boot.Get Precise

Discover nearby recreation destinations within 50 miles of your current location by using the "Near Me" and find nearby new adventures.

Icon of a CompassStay Up-to-Date

Up-to-date news and closure information for all Forests and Tallgrass Prairie allow you the confidence of latest safety and closure alerts. 

An icon of binoculars20 States with 18 National Forest and Grasslands

Afternoon getaway or week-long road trip? Plan adventures from Minnesota to Maine, down to Missourri and back to West Virginia. 

Getting Started with the Eastern Region National Forests App

  • Find and download the the app.

    Search for “Forest Service Eastern Region" in either the Apple App Store or Google Play store.

  • Enable location services.

    The Eastern Region App only uses location services to deliver nearby Forest and Tallgrass Prairie information and doesn't track your location in any other way.

  • Select a Forest or Tallgrass Prairie.

    Use the list to browse Eastern Region Forests and Tallgrass Prairie by state, or select one from the highlighted areas as you browse the map.

  • Find a Your Adventure

    Selecting "Nearby" option to view or National Forests and Grasslands experiences closest to you. Or, explore all recreation sites of the Forest or Tallgrass Prairie by selecting the "Things to Do" option.

  • Save your favorite Forests or Tallgrass Prairie

    Tap the heart icon on your favorite places or Forests and Tallgrass Prairie to save them for easy use. Access and manage your favorites from any point in the app by tapping the heart icon again in the bottom navigation bar.

  • Look for Our Icon

    an icon for a mobile app featuring the Forest Service shield.

    No Service, No Problem

    Official Forest and Tallgrass Prairie information is cached, or saved locally to your device, once it is viewed offline to make it easy to take important visitor information with you on the go. Links to downloadable maps are available within the app, however we recommend visitors download the Forest Service Interactive Visitor Map application for the most portable digital maps in the agency.

    View the Interactive Visitor Map

    About the Eastern Region

    “This mobile app is one of many ways we are trying to do our part to be good neighbors and support both the communities we serve and the recreation users who visit,” said Gina Owens, Eastern Region, Regional Forester.

    “We heard people want more mobile-friendly ways of getting their hiking, camping, and other recreation information, and this app delivers just that.”

    The Eastern Region, consists of 17 national forests, 42 ranger stations, and one national tallgrass prairie. It is also home to the Forest Service’s largest State, Private, and Tribal Forestry program, collaborating with Tribes, States, communities, Federal agencies, private landowners, and other partners to protect, conserve, and manage forests and community trees across 20 States and the District of Columbia. To learn more about the USDA Forest Service in the Eastern Region, visit our website or follow us on Twitter @usfs_r9.