Maps

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 An illustrated photo of the interactive visitor map icon

We've released the next generation Interactive Visitor Map! Visitor Map 2.0, provides the public with an online view of Forest Service roads, trails, recreation sites, wilderness areas, and wild & scenic rivers. 

A Guide To Your National Forests” is a free brochure showing locations of national forests and grasslands along with contact information. A large map of those regions (PDF, 14.3MB) is also available.

Forest Visitor Maps, National Forest Atlas, and Wilderness Maps

These maps are available for purchase at National Forest Map Store, U.S. Geological Survey Store, many Forest Service offices and other retail outlets. Many Forest Visitor Maps are also available for purchase as georeferenced PDFs on Avenza, 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

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:

Other Map Products

FSGeodata Clearinghouse

The Forest Service Geodata Clearinghouse 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 national forests and grasslands 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

For more maps please visit ArcGIS Online.

Active Fire Mapping Program

The Active Fire Mapping Program 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.

Roadless

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.

National Forest System Land Ownership and Boundary Information

Land Status and Encumbrance Map Service Viewer