Maps & Publications

Maps of all the districts on the forest.

Ordering Maps

If you'd like a more detailed map of the Chequamegon-Nicolet than you can view on your computer screen, consider purchasing a map from the U.S. Geological Survey online map store.


2020 Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM)

The MVUMs display the CNNF's designated network of roads and trails for public motor vehicle use. The MVUM is your tool for knowing where you can legally operate your motor vehicle. You may view or download the maps by clicking on the links below. Hard copy maps are available by contacting any local Forest Office.

The maps available electronically* offer a better user experience, allowing you to download them to your device and use it as a navigation tool. The cost savings associated with not printing the MVUMs or as many MVUMs each year go directly to maintenance and repair of National Forest system roads and trails.

Access our MVUM maps on the go with the Avenza app. Learn more.


Hunter Walking Trails

Hunters, hikers and those looking for a great place to go for walk are encouraged to check out the hunter walking trails across the Forest. The Forest manages these trails as linear wildlife openings and they are kept clear for visitors to enjoy. For hunter walking trail maps, click on the Ranger District you would like to explore.

For Aspen Age Class maps please visit our file downloader.

For more information, contract the District Office in the area you plan to visit.


Beaver Colony Maps

Aerial Beaver colony surveys are conducted annually after leaf drop, mid to late autumn. Active colonies are noted with a location dot which will place trappers within the vicinity of a colony, but not in an exact location. This survey only includes streams, not lakes, within the National Forest boundary, except on the Chequamegon land base where not all streams are included in the survey, particularly in Taylor County.

Trappers looking for beaver colony locations are encouraged to check out the Beaver Colony Maps across the Forest. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources may have additional information on beaver populations outside the National Forest.

Maps are available online for Eagle River - Florence, Great Divide, Lakewood-Laona, Medford-Park Falls, and Washburn

Comments or questions regarding maps or the beaver program can be directed to: Forest Fish and Wildlife Program Manager Jim Mineau Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, 1170 4th Ave South, Park Falls, WI 54552, Phone: 715-762-5182 or Email:

For more information, contact the District Office in the area you plan to visit.



* - Map files are large portable document format (PDF) files and may download slowly. The full map size is 44" x 33." To print a section of the PDF file, use the zoom feature of Adobe Reader to zoom into the area of interest. Next, select File, Print, Current View and Print.