Maps & Publications

Bell Mountain WildernessMaps

Whether you "hit the trail" on foot, horseback, or mountain bike, it's a good idea to do a little homework first. One excellent planning tool is a good map.

Mark Twain National Forest has different map products available;

  • USGS Topographic Maps - Scale of these maps is approximately 2.4 inches per mile. There are 168 Topographic Maps covering the Mark Twain National Forest. See below info on ordering.
  • Forest Visitor Maps - at 1/2" = one mile scale, depict entire Ranger Districts. A set of four Forest Visitor Maps covers all six administrative units. Maps are sold at the Supervisor's Office and at all District Offices. See below info on ordering. Currently the ACW Ranger District Visitor Map is also available electronically for purchase for $4.99 in the Avenza app.
  • Motor Vehicle Use Maps - shows the roads and trails that are open to vehicular traffic. This map contain only roads information, with limited key features. These are large files.
  • Trail Maps - Electronic files which are available for download and are geo-referenced.
  • Walk-in Turkey Hunting Maps - Each year the Mark Twain National Forest sets aside special walk-in turkey hunting areas that are closed to motor traffic.

Ordering Maps

To order maps by mail, please print the order form and mail it with check or money order for exact amount. Credit card sales are accepted over the phone.

Recreation Maps


Topographic Maps


Motor Vehicle Use Maps


Walk-in Turkey Hunting Maps

Forest Service Motorized Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) lists specific Forest Service roads open to vehicle traffic and the dates the road is open/closed to vehicle traffic.

Hunting is allowed on most of the 1.5 million acres of the Mark Twain National Forest, which is located in central and southern Missouri. The National Forest and private land are intermingled, hunters must be sure they are either on national forest land or have permission from the private land owners to hunt on private land.

All hunters must have a valid Missouri hunting license and follow all state hunting laws and regulations.

Walk-In Hunting Areas Maps and Wilderness Areas

Some areas are located in multiple counties, so will show under each county they are located in.