Maps & Publications

Location of ForestMaps viewable online and printable maps

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.

Superior National Forest has different map products available;

  • USGS Topographic Maps - Scale of these maps is approximately 2.4 inches per mile. 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. 
  • 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.

View a printable map in PDF format that shows major roads and ranger districts.

Ordering Maps

Phone-In Orders On-line Visitor and Topo Map Orders

Credit card sales are accepted over the phone.

Interactive Maps and Apps

For an interactive, online map of the Superior National Forest with icons showing recreation sites, please visit our recreation pages.

MVUM, Visitor, and Topographical Maps

Click on a heading below to find out more about these products.



Recreation Opportunity Guides

Click on the links below to access Recreational Opportunity Guides - ROGs for short - offered by the Superior National Forest. These short, printable PDF documents offer a quick, "grab and go" reference for your next trip to the Superior National Forest.

These ROGs are overviews of subjects, or they cover subjects where the information is the same in all areas of the Forest.  For example, the forest-wide Camping ROG is an overview on all types of camping. The forest-wide Berry picking ROG gives the information on berry picking which is the same throughout the forest. 

For information on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness go to BWCAW


National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents:

Click here to view project documents produced under the direction of the National Environmental Policy Act.

The Superior National Forest plans and implements projects to achieve the goals and objectives in the Superior National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan. Project planning includes public involvement and disclosure of environmental effects as appropriate under direction of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Please see the project planning webpage for project planning documents.