Maps & Publications
Maps of the Payette National Forest, the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, and other selected National Forest maps in Idaho may be purchased in person at the Weiser, Council, New Meadows, and McCall Ranger District Offices. Please Contact us for more information or call the McCall Ranger District at 208-634-0400.
Motor Vehicle Use Maps
Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) are free to the public and highlight the routes on the Forest where motor vehicles are allowed to travel. MVUM maps can be picked-up for free at Forest Service offices or can be downloaded to your smartphone through the Avenza Map store for free.
West Side Map (or on Avenza)
East Side Map (or on Avenza)
Winter Travel Map
The Payette Winter Travel Map identifies designated routes and “open play areas” for over-the-snow vehicle use. Free paper copies of the Payette Winter Travel Map are available at District Offices. The map may be downloaded to your smartphone through the Avenza Map store for free.
The 2022 Fuelwood map shows important information regarding the cutting of fuelwood.
2022 Payette National Forest Fuelwood Map
National Forest Wilderness Maps are topographic maps, which show natural features, such as mountains, valleys, plains, lakes, rivers, and vegetation. This is done through contour lines depicting elevation gain or loss. Each map covers all or part of one wilderness area and the scale is generally 1 inch per mile.
National Forest Visitor Maps provide information on recreational uses, trails, roads, streams, lakes, visitor centers, facilities available, campgrounds and picnic areas. The map also displays color photographs of points of interest and activities. Available on USGS or at offices.
Topographic Maps provide the greatest level of detail and only cover small portions of a forest. These maps are available to purchase from the US Geological Survey, many individual forests, and many retail outlets. To view these maps online go to the USGS National Geological Map Database.
Trail Maintenance Maps
Before you head out, check out the latest trail maintenance activities through these online Trail Maintenance Maps!
Interactive Visitor Recreation Map
For any activity on the forest, check out this map!
Most of the Forest's publications are located on the Planning or Projects web pages within this site. However, a few miscellaneous publications can be found here.