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.
- You can purchase National Forest Visitor Maps through the U.S. Geological Survey Store.
- Several types of mobile compatible maps are available from Avenza Maps.
- US Geological Survey website offers USGS Topographic Maps and a wide variety of maps on-line and for purchase.
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.
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 Recreation Map
(pdf document, 5 mb) Map showing the Hat Creek area.
Trees of the Lassen
(pdf document, 672 kb) Ten of the more common trees found on the Lassen National Forest.
Pacific Crest Trail
(pdf document, 446 kb) The Hat Creek District offers 58 miles of trail that winds through scenic vistas and geologic wonders.
Hat Creek Adventures
(pdf document, 522 kb) A list of Recreation Activities available in the Hat Creek Recreation Area.
(pdf document, 553 kb) A Self Guided Trail guide and map.
(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.
Mushroom 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.
Winter 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.