Maps & Publications



Digital copies of the current Forest Visitor map can be purchased through Avenza for $4.99:

Hardcopies of the Forest Recreation map cost $14 per map. To order hardcopy maps on-line:

GIS Data

Eastern Region national forests are making available GIS Data so that you may build your own specialty maps. Visit our GeoSpatial Data Page.

Motor Vehicle Use Maps

Digital pdf files of the current Hiawatha NF MVUM maps are available for free download here:

Avenza Maps® is a mobile map app that allows you to download maps for offline use on iOS or Android smartphone or tablet, use your device’s built-in GPS to track your location on any map, plot locations and photos, measure distance and area, and more. If you have the Avenza App on your digital device, you can purchase and downlad the Hiawatha's MVUM maps for use on Avenza: 

For more information about motor vehicle maps of the Hiawatha National Forest, visit our MVUM page

North Country National Scenic Trail Maps



  • Big Island Lake Wilderness map (pdf)
  • Invasive Plants in the Wilderness (pdf)



  • Superior Wildlands Newsletter (pdf)
  • Accessible Day Use Brochure (pdf)


Depending on its age class, aspen stands provide habitat for a variety of species. Check out these maps to learn where aspen age classes exist on the ground.

Plant Guides

  • Common Wildflowers Brochure (pdf)
  • Invasive Plants in Wilderness Brochure (pdf 
  • Invasive Plants of Concern in the Central Upper Peninsula Cooperative Weed Management Area Brochure (pdf)
  • Native Garden Booklet (pdf)

Wildlife Guides

  • Birding Locations in the Central UP (pdf)
  • Birding Checklist UP (pdf)
  • Fish Checklist for Central UP (pdf)
  • Monarch Butterflies Booklet (pdf)
  • Monarch Butterfly Strategy (pdf)

Hiawatha Highlights


Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)

The motor vehicle use maps have been prepared and issued under 36 CFR 212.56, and identify those roads, trails, and areas designated for motor vehicle use.

Visitors to the Hiawatha National Forest will find a wide variety of roads and trails designated open for motorized use. In fact, over 2000 miles of Forest Road are open for motorized use. Read on for more details about motorized recreation opportunities on your Great Lakes National Forest.

Places to Get Maps

  • USGS MAPS OffSite Link

    Highly detailed maps, including quadrangle maps, can be purchased through the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) or its retail partners. Visit their website or call 1-888-ASK-USGS.

  • Roadless Area Conservation Maps Link opens in a new window
    Get national, state, and administrative unit maps of roadless areas/national forest and grassland boundaries.
  • National Forest Store Link opens in a new window
    Welcome to the National Forest Store! Your source for national forest maps. The Store’s mission is to provide prompt, courteous, and convenient service to our customers. We invite you to take a look through our map selection and to give us a call if you have any questions. Our store is expanding and we hope to offer many more maps in the near future.
  • Contact a District Office
    Contact one of our District Offices to purchase a map.

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