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!

For 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 Goleta, the Santa Lucia Ranger District in Santa Maria and at the Ojai Ranger Station. Maps are currently not available at the Mt. Pinos Ranger District Office in Frazier Park or the Santa Barbara District Office (Los Prietos Ranger Station) in the Santa Ynez Valley. Please call ahead of time to find out if maps are available. The headquaraters office and ranger stations DO NOT sell the Los Padres National Forest Quadrangle Atlas book. This is only available through the National Forest Map Store

Forest Publications

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

Recreation Opportunity Guides


Santa Barbara Ranger District

Mt. Pinos Ranger District

Ojai Ranger District

Santa Lucia Ranger District

Monterey Ranger District

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