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 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 may purchase National Forest Visitor Maps online through the National Forest Map Store.

You may also purchase a map by mail (no shipping, handling, or tax charged). To receive any of these maps by mail, send a check or money order made payable to "USDA Forest Service" to:

Tahoe National Forest
631 Coyote St.
Nevada City CA 95959
attn: Map Sales

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

Forest Visitor Maps Offered

  • Tahoe National Forest (Plastic)
  • El Dorado National Forest (Paper) 
  • Plumas National Forest (Plastic)
  • Lake Tahoe Basin (Plastic) 

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.

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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.

Download PDF Map File Size
Yuba River North - Front 2.6mb
Yuba River North - Back 1mb
Yuba River South - Front 1.2mb
Yuba River South - Back 2.3mb
American River - Front 2.4mb
American River - Back 1.3mb
Sierraville - Front 2.5mb
Sierraville - Back 1.2mb
Truckee South 1.3mb
Truckee North 1.8mb
Over Snow Vehicle Use Map 6.8mb

Specialty Maps Offered

  • South Yuba River Recreation Guide (Paper)
  • Lakes Basin/Sierra Buttes (Paper)
  • Historic Overland Emigrant Trail (Paper)
  • Pacific Crest Trail - Barker Pass to Old Station (Plastic)



  • 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".

  • Geospatial -

    Since 2005 has provided the largest web-based access at a single-point for maps, government data, and geospatial services.

  • Forest Atlas of the United States

    This Atlas combines state-of-the-art inventory and monitoring information to tell stories about the value of our nation's forests and the challenges they face.

  • National Atlas

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