Maps & Publications

The Kootenai National Forest offers a set of maps including Forest Visitor maps, Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM), District Maps, wilderness maps and 7 1/2 minute quadrangle maps.  These maps are available directly from the Kootenai National Forest's main offices or may be available online for viewing or purchase.  The following information can help you find what you need.

  • Interactive Visitor Map

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    The Forest Service Interactive Visitor Map provides the public with an online view of Forest Service roads, trails, recreation sites, wilderness areas, and wild & scenic rivers. You can view the map online or download the app for your mobile device.

  • Purchase Maps Online

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    National Forest maps (including the Kootenai National Forest) are available for purchase at the USGS online map store. Forest Servide maps are also available for online purchase at the Public Lands Interpretive Association store.

  • Avenza Maps

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    Kootenai Motor Vehicle Use Maps - MVUM (free) and Ranger District maps ($3.99) are available for use with Avenza. Get the Avenza app and then download from the Region 1 Avenza Maps store.

  • FSTopo (Quad) Maps

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    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. 

  • Fire History Map

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    Fire plays a natural role in the Kootenai National Forest and NW Montana ecosystem. Use our interactive map viewer to explore the wildland fire history for the Northern Region of the Forest Service

Map Descriptions and Availability

Description:

The Forest Visitor Map depicts National Forest Lands, other Agency and Privately owned lands along with lakes, roads, trails and recreation sites such as campgrounds, fishing access sites, picnic areas, cabin and lookout rentals. Scale - 1/2" / mile.

Date of last printing:

2014

Purchasing Options:

Combine this map with the Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) for more complete travel information.

Description:

The MVUM display National Forest System routes including roads, trails and areas designated open to motorized use. If the route or area is not shown on the MVUM, the route or area is closed to motor vehicles.

Date of last printing:

  • Hardcopies - 2019 (hardcopy maps have update notes with an applied sticker)
  • Avenza Online - 2015 versions

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Description:

District Maps are printed with topographic lines at a scale of 1:100,000.    They include National Forest ownership, along with mountain tops, streams, rivers, lakes and recreation facilities such as campgrounds, fishing access sites, picnic areas, and cabin or lookout rentals.  Combine this map with the Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) for more complete travel information.  The four maps that are available include Cabinet, Libby, Rexford and Fortine, and Three Rivers District maps.

Date of last printing:

  • Rexford and Fortine RD - 2017
  • Three Rivers RD - 2011
  • Libby RD - 2011
  • Cabinet RD - 2016

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Description:

The Cabinet Mountains Wilderness map is a 1"/mile contour map with lakes, trails, adjacent roads, and trailheads within the Wilderness area.

Date of last printing:

  • 1992

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