Maps & Publications

National Forest Maps

This is a clickable map so you can view and download map files of manageable size.

Printed Maps:

Buy printed maps online at The National Forest Store or The Cradle of Forestry Forest Place (including Wilderness maps).

Buy printed maps in-person at any of our office locations

Online Maps:

Interactive maps

Interactive Recreation Maps (ESRI): Zoom, pan and explore recreation areas on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests. 

Interactive Visitor Map (Forest Service): Easily browse and search for recreation sites and activities nation-wide.

Planned  Prescribed Fire Map When conditions are just right, fire managers begin the prescribed fire treatments essential to improving wildlife habitat and maintaining a healthy forest. Approximately 32,000 acres across the Forests may be treated through mid-May.

Printable PDF maps

Many Forest Service maps are available for free download or purchase through the Avenza PDF Maps Store. To use, you must have the Avenza app, available for iOS and Android devices.

Outdoor Fun in the North Georgia Mountains: Explore 16 of the most popular mountain recreation spots on the forest including waterfalls and scenic drives. 

Forest Visitor Maps Find recreation areas, campgrounds and major trails.

The following maps are georeferenced for user convenience when using mobile applications, however printed copies are not available.

Color maps (Forest Service roads, road maintenance levels, seasonal closures, trails, wilderness areas and recreation sites)

River and Stream Fishing (features trout streams)

Hunting (features wildlife openings and prescribed fire burn units) offers maps and satellite images of all Congessionaly designated Wilderness areas that can be downloaded and printed free of charge.

Motor Vehicle Use Maps (official/B&W) Know the roads and trails that are open to public motorized vehicles.

App Maps:

Apple App: Download this free app with interactive maps for your tablet or smartphone. 

Google App: Download this free app with interactive maps for your tablet or smartphone.


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Outdoor Fun in the North Georgia Mountains map.

Topography Maps and GIS Data

Forest Service Topography Maps: These maps overlay Forest Service roads, trails, and campgrounds on USGS topographic maps. They are available for download by quadrangle, and are geo-referenced PDFs. This means they have latitude and longitude information embedded in them, and can be used with an app like PDF Maps from Avenza to use your mobile device's built-in GPS to show your location on the map.  

Published US Forest Service GIS data are available for download using the Data Extract Tool. You can download geodatabases (.gdb) or shapefiles of forest-wide data, or define your own area of interest. Keep in mind that downloads are snapshots in time, so frequent replacement of downloads are recommended to ensure data is current.

Publications Online

No longer in print but now online: Important Trees of the Eastern United States.