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

Picture of MapsThe 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 Sierra National Forest Offices.

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

Traveler ImageOur publications fall into a few broad categories: administrative, general, recreation and research publications.

Sierra National Forest Visitor Guide

Now available to view online and print at home! This guide is also available for free at all Sierra National Forest offices and visitor centers.

Recreation Opportunity Guides

For downloadable copies (PDF format) of our Recreation Opportunity Guides (ROGs) please select an option from the links below. These same brochures and handouts are also available in printed form at any of our forest offices.

Select a District:

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