Forest Maps

National Forest Visitor Maps

National Forest Map StoreNational 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).

You can purchase National Forest Visitor Maps through the National Forest Map Store or our partner organization, Three Forests Interpretive Association (3FIA)

In general, forest visitor and other kinds of maps can be purchased at most Stanislaus National Forest Offices.

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 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.