Maps & Publications

A variety of maps and publications are available, both free and for a small fee. Paper maps for purchase are available at our offices or can be ordered using the Mail Order Form. Several maps and publications can be download for free.

Interactive Visitor Map (IVM)

Plan your next trip using the Forest Service’s Interactive Visitor Map.

Forest Map

Looking to get oriented to the forest? The forest map provides a good overview of places to visit and things to do.

Recreation Site Maps

Learn more about specific places on the forest, including how to get there, by checking out Recreation Opportunity Guides.

Trail Maps

The Friends of the Shawnee have produced a detailed trail maps for both the east and west sides of the forest. You can buy them in Harrisburg and Vienna, or by contacting the Friends of the Shawnee. Each map is $12 (including tax), and it is made of weather-resistant materials and includes such features a topographic contour lines and points of interest. A portion map sales supports efforts to improve our trails.

River to River Trail Maps

The 160-mile River to River Trail spans southern Illinois from the Ohio River to the Mississippi River. It features unique landscapes and cultural remnants from the past, such as old homesteads, cemeteries and Native American sites. It takes about two weeks to hike the trail, making it popular among long distance hikers. Visitors can cover portions of the trail or the entire length. Learn more about the River to River Trail.  Visit the River to River Trail Society and download free River to River Trail Maps.

Paper Maps

Detailed maps of Shawnee National Forest are available for purchase at our offices, or by mail at Map Order Form.

  • Forest Visitor Map ($14) shows forest ownership, other state and federal lands, recreation sites and road names. It also includes details on opportunities for recreation and rules/regulations.
  • USGS Topographic Maps ($8 each) contain topographic lines, roads, forest ownership and township-range-sections. Property owners or hunters find these maps useful. Each map covers roughly 7 square miles.

Motor Vehicle Use Map

This map shows Forest Service roads (e.g., roads administered by Shawnee National Forest) and road closure dates; it does not contain Forest Service land ownership. This map is free at any of our offices, or you can download it here.

Cadastral Maps

Download or view Shawnee National Forest Cadastral Survey maps.