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

STF Atlas imageLooking for a Stanislaus National Forest map during our virtual operations? 

The Forest Service publishes a variety of map products to help you plan your next adventure or enjoy your next visit. Select the "Forest Maps" link for a listing of other maps that are available from the forest.

In general, forest visitor and other kinds of maps may also be purchased at most Stanislaus National Forest Offices

2023 Christmas Tree Permitted Areas Maps

Broadly speaking, only two areas are off limits for cutting Christmas Trees: designated Wilderness Areas and the Experimental Forest.  The below link will take you to a map where Christmas Tree harvesting is prohibited. In addition, please do not cut any Christmas trees from any Forest Service administrative site (offices, campgrounds, or other facilities, etc.).  Additional information and guidance regarding how and where to harvest your tree is contained in the permit.

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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.

Over Snow Vehicle Use Map (OSVUM)

The Forest Service has designated a system of trails and areas for OSV use on the Stanislaus National Forest to provide public access and ensure the safety and enjoyment for all users.  

The Over-Snow Vehicle Use Map (OSVUM) identifies where and when OSV-use is authorized to occur. The Stanislaus National Forest OSV-use designations include:

  • 119,104 acres of cross-country OSV use
  • 24.7 miles of NFS OSV-use trails available for grooming
  • 58.4 miles of un-groomed NSF OSV-use trails
  • Minimum snow depth requirements
  • Access our Over Snow Vehicle Use Map 

Forest Publications

Picture of stream cascading over rocks with trees and hills in background.Our publications fall into a few broad categories: administrative, general, recreation and research publications.

Stanislaus Forest Visitor Guide - New Edition - 2023

Your free guide for recreation all year round. Available online in both English and Spanish editions and at Stanislaus National Forest Offices and Visitor Centers. 

Un Viajero al Stanislaus: Guía para vi sitantes del Bosque Nacional Stanislaus


Recreation Opportunity Guides (ROGs)

These are just a sampling of the types of handouts that are free at your local forest office.‚Äč Check back! As ROGs are updated they will be posted here.


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