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

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

Los Padres National Forest Map NorthFor example:

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

The Los Padres National Forest Recreation South and North maps are available at the Forest Headquarters in Solvang, the Santa Lucia Ranger District in Santa Maria, the Ojai Ranger Station and at the Mt. Pinos Ranger District Office in Frazier Park. Maps are currently not available at the or the Santa Barbara District Office (Los Prietos Ranger Station on Paradise Rd). Please call ahead of time to find out if maps are available.

  • The headquarters office and ranger stations do not sell the Los Padres National Forest Quadrangle Atlas book. This is only available through the U.S. Geological Survey Store.

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

Los Padres NF ROG imgOur publications fall into a few broad categories: administrative, general, recreation and research publications.


Santa Barbara Ranger District

Mt. Pinos Ranger District

Ojai Ranger District

Santa Lucia Ranger District

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