Maps & Publications


Purchasing Maps

The Lincoln National Forest offers many useful brochures and maps to help you enjoy your visit to your Forest.  There are three ways to purchase a map:

  • The easiest way to obtain any of these documents is to visit either our Supervisor's Office in Alamogordo or one of the Ranger Stations in Cloudcroft, Ruidoso and/or Carlsbad, NM.
  • ORDER ON-LINE! You can now pay for and order all US Forest Service maps with a credit or debit card on-line and have it delivered to your home.  Search via an interactive map or choose based on a particular Forest of your interest.
  • Order maps via mail.  Please download and fill out one of the forms below.

Mail-in Options

Mail the form and your check to the following address:

USDA Forest Service
Attn:  Map Sales
333 Broadway SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102




Types of Maps:

Forest Visitor Maps

Cover for Smokey Bear and Sacramento Forest Visitor Map

Cover for Guadalupe Forest Visitor Map

We offer two different Forest Visitor Maps for the Lincoln.  These maps are our most popular sellers and are perfect for general navigation throughout the Forest and show open roads and trails, hunting unit boundaries, surface ownership, recreational areas and more.

  1. Smokey Bear and Sacramento Ranger Districts (Ruidoso and Cloudcroft areas)
  2. Guadalupe Ranger District (NW of Carlsbad)

Cost:  $14 each (as of January 1, 2018)
Scale:  1/2" to 1 mile (1:126,720)
Media:  Plastic


Wilderness Maps

Cover image for the White Mountains Wilderness Map

Cover image for the Capitan Mountains Wilderness Map

The Lincoln has two different wilderness areas for which we have a seperate map for each. These maps have a closer and more detailed view of the area and are a great source of information for hikers and backpackers looking to experience the wilderness experience.

  1. White Mountain Wilderness
  2. Capitan Mountain Wilderness

Cost:  $14 each
Scale:  2.64" to 1 mile (1:24,000)
Media:  Plastic


Motor Vehicle Use Maps

Cover image for the Motor Vehicle Use Map

Our Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM's) are free to all.  You can stop by any of our offices to pick one up.  Want to know where you can legally drive, take your motorcyles or ATV's, where you can disperse camp (road-side camp)?  This map is your legal document for where you can and cannot take a motorized vehicle.  It is published and edited annually and available usually by the end of each January. 

  1. Smokey Bear Ranger District (Ruidoso area)
  2. Sacramento Ranger Districts (Cloudcroft area)
  3. Guadalupe Ranger District (NW of Carlsbad)

Cost:  FREE
Scale:  1/2" to 1 mile (1:126,720)
Media:  Paper - black and white only


USGS Quad Maps


The Lincoln offers USGS style quadrangle maps for sale.  These maps are most popular with our hunters but are valuable for many other uses as well.  The offer open and closed routes to help with navigating, private land and USFS land boundaries and much more.  Because there are 71 of these which make up the Lincoln, it is best to come and visit us in person to determine your best area.  These maps contain lots of detail and are about 24" x 30" in size.

Cost:  $8 each
Scale:  2.64" to 1 mile (1:24,000)
Media:  Paper

Lincoln National Forest Atlas - New product as of September 2014!

Quad Atlas Cover Image

A brand new product as of 2014, you can now purchase all of the Quad Maps for the Lincoln National Forest in a complete atlas!  These are copies of the individual quad maps but have been decreased in size to fix nicely into a handy atlas.

Cost:  $24 each
Scale:  1" to 1 mile (1:63,360)
Media:  Bound atlas





The Lincoln and the US Forest Service have many helpful brochures free for your use.  Most are available by visiting one of our offices.  To find and order on-line, click here.