Recreation Forest Visitor Map

Forest Maps available at Childrens Forest


"Visitor Maps" for each national forest and grassland provide forest-wide information on attractions, facilities, services, and opportunities.

National Forest Visitor Maps are at a smaller scale than topographic quadrangle maps and typically do not show contours. They are best used to view an entire National Forest and are great for driving through or planning a trip to the forest, showing recreational sites, campgrounds, public information sites and other attractions in the forest.

Wilderness maps and special area maps are used to illustrate specific recreation opportunities over specific areas, and provide information appropriate to the maps themes, such as how to obtain Wilderness use permits if needed. These maps typically provide more detail than the Forest Visitor map and are used for hiking and other activities.

Forest Visitor maps, Wilderness maps, and Topographic Quadrangle maps may also be purchased at any Ranger Station on the San Bernardino National Forest.   Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) is available for free at any Ranger Station or can be viewed and downloaded on the MVUM webpage.

San Bernardino National Forest Recreation Map On-line

San Bernardino North Map - San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountains

San Bernardino South Map - San Jacinto mountains


Digital Maps for Mobile Devices

The U.S. Forest Service now offers access to a variety of visitor maps for people using Android and iOS devices.


To Purchase a Map:

The original, high quality forest visitor maps on paper or plastic have visitor information and full color photographs.

In Person:

All Ranger Stations and the Forest Supervisors Office on the San Bernardino offer maps for sale

By telephone:

You may call the Big Bear Discovery Center at (909) 382-2789

Ordering On-line:

San Gorgonio Wilderness Association website, the SGWA also sells other books and forest related items on-line.

National Forest Store website to purchase maps for other National Forests.

US Geological Survey website offers USGS Topographic Maps and a wide variety of maps on-line and for purchase.