Maps & Publications

The US Forest Service provides several types of publications and maps to the public. The material is available in many forms: brochures, maps, Recreational Opportunity Guides (ROGs), on such subjects as recreation, sightseeing, wilderness, travel management, and vegetation.

Forest Maps

Lassen National ForestThe Forest Service publishes a variety of map products to help you plan your next adventure or enjoy your next visit!

For example:

In general, forest visitor and other kinds of maps may also be purchased at most Lassen National Forest Offices.

Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)

The Motor Vehicle Use Map displays National Forest System routes (roads and trails) or areas designated open to motorized travel. The Motor Vehicle Use Map also displays uses allowed by vehicle class (highway-legal vehicles, vehicles less than 50 inches wide and motorcycles), and seasonal allowances.

Forest Publications

Lassen Publication ImageOur publications fall into a few broad categories: administrative, general, recreation and research publications.

Lassen National Forest Visitor Guide

Now available to view online and print at home! This visitor guide includes information on local community events, road trips, campgrounds, an area map, wood permit information, hiking trails, safety tips and more!

Recreation Opportunity Guides

Hat Creek Area MapHat Creek Recreation Map
(pdf document, 5 mb) Map showing the Hat Creek area.

[image] Trees of the LassenTrees of the Lassen
(pdf document, 672 kb) Ten of the more common trees found on the Lassen National Forest.

[image] Pacific Crest TrailPacific Crest Trail
(pdf document, 446 kb) The Hat Creek District offers 58 miles of trail that winds through scenic vistas and geologic wonders.

[image] Hat Creek AdventuresHat Creek Adventures
(pdf document, 522 kb) A list of Recreation Activities available in the Hat Creek Recreation Area.

[image] Subway Cave AdventureSubway Cave
(pdf document, 553 kb) A Self Guided Trail guide and map.

[image] Spattercone TrailSpattercone Trail
(pdf document, 645 kb) A Self Guided Trail guide. The 1.5 mile loop will take you to the origin of the recent Hat Creek Lava Flow.

[image] Mushroom Picking TipsMushroom Picking Tips
(pdf document, 362 kb) Picking mushrooms is an enjoyable activity that takes nor more than a simple basket, a knife, and knowledge of the forest and its fungi. To make it enjoyable for everyone, please consider these picking tips. Also don't forget a Special Forest Product Permit.

[image] Winter RecreationWinter Recreation on the Lassen National Forest
The Forest has six winter OHV areas on three districts. Miles of groomed versus non-groomed trails varies by area. Download a PDF version of the Winter Recreation Map.

These are just a sampling of the types of handouts that are free at your local forest office.