Forest Maps

Forest Visitor Maps, National Forest Atlas, and Wilderness Maps

These maps are available for purchase at the U.S. Geological Survey Store, many Forest & Grassland Offices in the region and other retail outlets. Many Forest Visitor Maps are also available for purchase as georeferenced PDFs on Avenza, for use on mobile devices.

  • Forest Visitor Maps for each national forest and grassland provide forest-wide information on attractions, facilities, services, and opportunities.
  • National Forest Atlases are full color atlases, containing 8.5-inch by 11-inch topographic quadrangle maps at 1 inch to the mile scale and are available for many of the forests in California.
  • 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).

You can also purchase National Forest Visitor Maps through 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 Avenza Maps Mobile App is available as a free download from AppStore and Google Play. 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.

Other Maps

Topographic Maps

  • 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.

Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)

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.

Historic Maps

Several historic and vintage maps of the Stanislaus National Forest are available as PDF files.



Highlights

  • Geospatial Data

    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".

  • Fire Restrictions Map Link opens in a Pdf Document

    Forest Orders are issued declaring campfires under restriction during dry weather trends.

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