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Standard Map Products

The Forest Service publishes a variety of map products to help you plan your next adventure or enjoy your next visit!

National Overview Maps

Discover recreation opportunities on your National Forest using the new web-based and mobile friendly !

” (PDF, 1.41MB) is a free brochure showing locations of national forests and grasslands along with contact information. A  (PDF, 5.36MB) is also available.

View a  of our nation's national forests and Grasslands. The markers and links on the map will take you to local forest/grassland web sites where additional information can be obtained.

Forest Visitor Maps, National Forest Atlas, and Wilderness Maps

These maps are available for purchase at , , many  and other retail outlets. Many Forest Visitor Maps are also available for purchase as georeferenced PDFs on , for use on mobile devices.

  • Forest Visitor Maps for each national forest and grassland provide forest-wide information on attractions, facilities, services, and opportunities.
  • National Forest Atlases are full color atlases, containing 8.5-inch by 11-inch topographic quadrangle maps at 1 inch to the mile scale and are available for many of the forests in California.
  • Wilderness Maps are topographic maps that show natural features such as mountains, valleys, plains, lakes, rivers, and vegetation using contour lines depicting elevation gain or loss. Each map covers all or part of one wilderness area and the scale is generally 1 inch per mile (1:63,360).

Topographic Maps

<none>FSTopo is the Forest Service series of large scale topographic maps. FSTopo maps are 7.5 minute, 1:24,000-scale over the conterminous United States, and 15 minute X 20-22.5 minute, 1:63,360-scale over Alaska. These maps are available in several formats:

Motor Vehicle Use Maps

Motor Vehicle Use Maps identify those roads, trails, and areas designated for motor vehicle use are available one or more ways:

Tribal Connections 

is an interactive map that shows the connection between national forests and grasslands, tribal trust lands and tribal lands ceded as part of a treaty. The map is used by the Forest Service as one tool of many to better inform land management decisions.

Other Map Products

FSGeodata Clearinghouse

The Forest Service is an online collection of digital data related to forest resources. Through the Geodata Clearinghouse you can find datasets related to forests and grasslands. You can also find boundaries and ownership, natural resources, roads and trails, and datasets related to state and private forested areas such as insect and disease threat and surface water importance. The information includes map products you can download, raster data, and links to other resources.

National Forests and Grasslands produced maps

Most  offer online maps or instructions on how to obtain a printed map.

Map Services

Nationwide datasets are published as map services. These map services are available:

Dynamic Maps

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    This interactive travel map supplements the corresponding motor vehicle use map by displaying on detailed color maps the National Forest System roads, trails, and areas on these lands that are designated for motor vehicle use and nearby points of interest. The interactive travel map does not replace the Motor Vehicle Use Map, which designates roads, trails and areas for motor vehicle use according to the of the Code of Federal Regulations. Printed copies of the national forest or grassland maps are available at the Supervisor's Office or at a specific District Ranger office.

  • The Map Viewer provides access to standard agency map layers. The viewer can also be used to access map services from other sites, such as . Some interesting topic-specific configurations of this map viewer include:

Active Fire Mapping Program

The is an operational, satellite-based fire detection and monitoring program managed by the Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Active Fire Mapping program provides near real-time detection and characterization of wildland fire conditions in a geospatial context for the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and Canada. Detectable fire activity across all administrative ownerships in the United States and Canada are mapped and characterized by the program.


The 2001 Roadless Rule establishes prohibitions on road construction, road reconstruction, and timber harvesting on 58.5 million acres of inventoried roadless areas on lands managed by the agency. The intent of the rule is to provide lasting protection for inventoried roadless areas in the context of multiple-use management.

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