Maps & Publications

Welcome!  This page offers a variety of maps and documents related to the Superior National Forest.  Please scroll down or click on one of these choices for:

  1. Maps viewable online and printable maps
  2. Motor Vehicle Use Maps 
  3. Where to purchase maps
  4. Printable Recreation Opportunity Guides (campground maps, hiking trail locators, etc.)
  5. Georeferenced PDF trail maps for use with a wayfinding app, such as Avenza
  6. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents

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Maps viewable online and printable maps

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

Click here for a printable map in PDF format that shows major roads and ranger districts.

Interactive Visitor Map to help you find great places to go and explore.

For detailed maps of lakes in Minnesota, including the Superior National Forest, try the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' lakefinder website.

Click here for a variety of maps provided online by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


Motor Vehicle Use Map

This map shows where off road vehicles may be operated in the Superior National Forest.  To determine which section of the map you need and download it, click here. 


Where to purchase maps:

Superior National Forest Visitor Map
(2018 edition,  map scale = ½ inch to 1 mile)

The 2018 edition includes the entire Forest with the western portion on one side and the eastern portion of the Forest on the other side.  Features on the map include the road system, lakes, streams, recreation areas, ownership, points of interest, and other information beneficial to Forest visitors.  Maps are printed on water and tear resistant paper.

Current (2018) prices:   $14.00 waterproof 'paper' Forest Map

  • To purchase a map by mail, send a check payable to USDA Forest Service for the amount of the purchase.
    Mail your order to:
    Superior National Forest
    8901 Grand Avenue Place
    Duluth , MN 55808

Printable Recreation Opportunity Guides (campground maps, trail maps, etc.):

Please click here for a list of Recreation Opportunity Guides (ROGs) available online.  These short, printable documents are in PDF format and provide an easy "grab and go" reference for your next trip to the Superior National Forest.

Georeferenced PDF maps for use with wayfinding apps such as Avenza:

These GeoPDF trail maps can be downloaded onto a mobile device for use with a wayfinding app.  The wayfinding app will then display your location on the trail system without the need for cell service or a wifi connection.  Maps can also be printed out as a hard copy; we recommend that you always bring a hard copy map along as batteries can die and phones can be broken.  These maps are only of the trails, they do not include information on how to get there or other information about the area.  For additional info, see the webpage for the trail, or get a Recreational Opportunity Guide from the links above. 

The maps are created using a Geographic Information System (GIS).  The USDA Forest Service uses the most current and complete data available. GIS data and product accuracy may vary. Using GIS products for purposes other than those for which they were intended may yield inaccurate or misleading results. The USDA Forest Service reserves the right to correct, update, modify or replace GIS products without notification.

  • Gunflint Ranger District:

Bally Creek Ski Trails

Pincushion Mountain Ski Trails

Pincushion Mountain Fat Tire Bike Trails

  • Tofte Ranger District:

Sugarbush (Moose Fence) Ski Trails

Oberg Mt and LeVeaux Mt Trails

Britton Mountain Bike Trails

  • Isabella Area (Tofte Ranger District):

Flathorn-Gegoka Ski Trails

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 following webpage for project planning documents. (MORE)