Maps & Publications
The Daniel Boone National Forest provides a variety of map products to help you plan your next adventure or enjoy your next visit. Forest maps are available for online purchase at the US Geological Survey (USGS) Store or at Forest Service Visitor Centers and office locations. Many Forest maps are also available for free download or purchase through the Avenza PDF Maps Store.
Forest Recreation Maps
The Daniel Boone National Forest covers over 708,000 acres across 21 counties in eastern Kentucky. Explore the Forest and our four Ranger Districts using the following vicinity maps.
Use the Interactive Forest Visitor Map to locate roads, campgrounds, trails and other recreation sites on the Daniel Boone National Forest. You can zoom in for high resolution detail and change the background map to suit your needs. Using the Tools icon, you can print your map or save it as a Geo PDF map. You can then import your Geo PDF to your phone or tablet using a program like Avenza to show your live location on the map - even without a cell signal!
MVUM show the National Forest System roads, National Forest System trails, and the areas on National Forest System lands in the Daniel Boone National Forest that are designated for motor vehicle use pursuant to 36 CFR 212.51. These maps also note the types of vehicles that are allowed on each route or in each area as well as any seasonal restrictions that apply on those routes and in those areas.
Designation of a road, trail, or area for motor vehicle use by a particular class of vehicle under 36 CFR 212.51 should not be interpreted as encouraging or inviting use, or to imply that the road, trail or area is passable, actively maintained, or safe for travel.
- Cumberland District Motor Vehicle Use Maps
- London District Motor Vehicle Use Maps
- Stearns District Motor Vehicle Use Maps
- Redbird District Motor Vehicle Use Maps
There are two congressionally designated Wilderness Areas on the Daniel Boone National Forest. The Rock Bridge, Swift Camp Creek, and Wildcat Trails Map may help you plan a trip to the Clifty Wilderness in the Red River Gorge or you can explore additional maps and satellite images of our wilderness areas on Wilderness.net.
The Daniel Boone Habitat Map shows wildlife openings, constructed wildlife wetlands, and wildfire and timber harvest activity since 2010.
The Cave Run Lake Fish Attractors Map shows locations where the KY Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has created habitat reefs, or extensive areas of mixed habitat types, using trees, brush piles, pallet structures and plastic structures. Explore other Kentucky Lakes with Fish Attractors.
The Laurel River Lake Fish Attractors Map shows locations where the KY Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has created habitat reefs, or extensive areas of mixed habitat types, using trees, brush piles, pallet structures and plastic structures. Explore other Kentucky Lakes with Fish Attractors.
Topographic Maps & GIS Data
FSTopo map products overlay U.S. Forest Service roads, trails and campgrounds on U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps. They are available for download by quadrangle as geo-referenced PDFs. This means they can be used with an app like Avenza to show your live location on the map using your mobile device's built-in GPS.
The USDA Forest Service Geodata Clearinghouse is an online collection of digital data related to forest resources. Through the Clearinghouse you can find datasets related to forests and grasslands, including boundaries and ownership, natural resources, roads and trails, as well as datasets related to State and private forested areas, including insect and disease threat and surface water importance. You can also find downloadable map products, raster data, and links to other sources of forest resource information.
The National Forest System Land Ownership & Boundary Information is an online map product shows Forest Service Land Status Record System (LSRS) data. The LSRS data published via this map product is considered to be the authoritative source for Forest Service ownership. The data is designed to provide land status information necessary to manage National Forest System lands and national resources.
Wildland Fire Maps & GIS Data
The Wildland Fire Interagency Geospatial Services (WFIGS) Group provides authoritative wildland fire maps and data for the country on the National Interagency Fire Center Open Data Site.
Prescribed fire is a fire management tool that allows us to reintroduce the benefits of fire to the landscape in a safe and controlled way. Forest land managers prescribe fire to Forest areas as a way to better wildlife habitat, reduce forest fuels (like brush, dry leaves, and shrubs), and better the general health of the Forest.
Every year, fire managers successfully treat around 20,000 acres on the Daniel Boone National Forest through prescribed fire. The Southern Region Prescribed Burn Tracker provides real-time updates for planned and completed prescribed fire activities on the Forest.
InciWeb is an interagency all-risk incident information management system that serves to provide the public a single source of information about active fire incidents.
For Sale Paper Maps
Cave Run Lake and Red River Gorge maps are large fold-out plastic maps containing trail locations and topographic information at a scale of 1:24,000. These maps are ideal for hiking or other outdoor recreation pursuits in the Red River Gorge and Cave Run Lake areas.
The north, south and central forest maps are paper. Each covers approximately one third of the forest and does not illustrate topographic lines. The scale of forest maps is 1:126,720. This scale is sufficient for finding access routes to national forest system lands, but would usually not be adequate for field orienteering.
Paper topographic quadrangle maps are also available at a scale of 1:24,000. See map order form.