Sierra National Forest Map

Sierra NF Map

Sierra National Forest Maps

Central Sierra National Forest Map. USDA

Bass Lake, Shaver Lake, Huntington, Edison, Florence, Mammoth Pool, Yosemite West

Sierra Maps

(this one is a more accurate color of the map)

Neighboring Yosemite National Park on the westside, Sierra NF is one of the most popular National Forest in U.S. – and California, due to its proximity to the National Park. John Muir Wilderness is within easy reach and trailhead parking can get close to higher elevations, via Lake Edison. Kings River w/ Pine Flat Reservoir and Kings Canyon National Park is on the south border of this forest.

Numerous reservoirs, big rivers, many creeks, meadows, granite walls, domes, mountain peaks. Wilderness trailheads, backpacking, boating, camping, fishing, hot springs, kayaking, mountain biking, mountaineering routes, off roading, river rafting, rock climbing, snowmobiling, snow ski & xc.

snowmoSierra National Forest
is located south of Yosemite National Park and to the east of Fresno, CA

Sierra Trail Maps

Panorama of the Backcountry, via SnowMo in mid-March

 

Sierra Maps

Highway 168 is plowed often

Sierra Maps for Central Sierra Mountains 

Waterproof map of the Sierra Nevada. Quality USDA maps created for the National Forest Service. Yosemite West, Kaiser Pass, Kaiser Wilderness, Huntington Lake & Shaver Lake, Dinkey Creek, Wishon Reservoir & Courtright Reservoir. Western Sierra Nevada Wilderness.

Ranger Map – NFS issued map. GPS: Longitude & Latitude; Rivers, Creeks, Peaks, Elevations, 4WD & every dirt BackRoad, Hot Springs, Equestrian Areas, all Campgrounds, Hiking Trails & BackPacking Trailheads.

Areas include: Western Sierra, Sierra Summit, Mariposa, Wawona, Oakhurst, Merced River, Bass Lake, Huntington Lake, Shaver Lake, Kaiser Pass, Dinkey Creek, South Yosemite, Mono Hot Springs, San Joaquin River, Mammoth Pool Reservoir, Lake Edison, Florence, Wishon, Courtright, John Muir Trail/Wilderness, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Mammoth, Sierra Lakes, North Kings Canyon National Park, Pine Flat Reservoir, Black Rock Reservoir, Kings River, Monarch Wilderness.

Map Size: 36″x 40″ overall / 4″x9″ folded; Printed in 2011 on waterproof plastic. ISBN# 9781593514907

Sierra Maps

National Forest Maps Lupine @ Pine Flat Reservoir, Lower Kings River

Sierra National Forest

Sierra National Forest Map

OLDER EDITION

Sierra Maps

REAL OLD EDITION

 

Sierra Maps

Rancheria Falls @ Huntington Lake, CA

Tom Harrison Map of Sierra National Forest

Sierra Maps

hiking

Wildfire has recently ravaged about half of this National Forest, from Shaver Lake to Mammoth Pool Reservoir; Kaiser Wilderness, San Joaquin River, Huntington Lake, all the way out to Lake Edison. Many areas could be closed to logging and fire cleanup. Check with USFS for specifics.
Creek Fire 2020

digital maps

apps/maps:
download digital topos & maps

Sierra Maps

Shaver Lake Beaches by Boat

nearby towns:Sierra Lakes Map

Sierra Maps

Wishon Lake (Reservoir)

 

Sierra Maps

Climbing Wall @ Wishon

 

Sierra Maps

Dinkey Creek from Bridge

Lake Mead Map

Lake Mead Map

Lake Mead Map #204

Hoover Dam, Lake Mohave, Las Vegas Nevada
Colorado River Camping, Lake Mead NRA

NatGeo Trails Illustrated Lake Mead Map #204 Las Vegas Hiking Trails, NV Vegas Camping. National Geographic Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada.

Valley of Fire State Park, River Mountains Loop Trail, Gold Butte, Bitter Springs Backcountry Byway, Colorado River Camping, Hoover Dam, Muddy Mountain Wilderness, Lake Mohave, Princess Cove, Ireteba Peaks Wilderness BLM, Cottonwood Cove, Black Mountains BLM AZ, Eldorado Canyon, Eldorado Wilderness, Pinto Valley Wilderness, Spirit Mountain Wilderness.

Backcountry roads, OHV, dirt roads, hiking trails, desert lakes, river trails, fishing, boating, boat launches, houseboating, coves, camping, campgrounds, RV sites, all roads and highways,  GPS Compatible, Full UTM Grid. Waterproof Map. ISBN# 9781566954006

lakemead

Lake Mead Map

Lake Mead Map

OutThere

lake mohave

Lake Mohave is below the Hoover Dam

Lake Mead Map

boat ramp

Lower Colorado Basin

Lower Colorado River Operations

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Hoover Dam has hike-in hot springs? You betcha.
travelnevada.com/hot-springs/gold-strike-hot-spring/

Lake Mead is a man-made lake that lies on the Colorado River, 25 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, in the states of Nevada and Arizona. It is the largest reservoir in the United States in terms of water capacity. Formed by the Hoover Dam on September 30, 1935, the reservoir serves water to the states of Arizona, California, and Nevada, as well as some of Mexico, providing sustenance to nearly 20 million people and large areas of farmland.

Lake Mohave is quieter, water is cleaner; features an undeveloped shoreline; off road trails and primitive camping in coves. Bring your own firewood, as there is no forest left in this desert.

saabmohave

deepwashes

Lake Mohave Deep Washes

other Nevada parks nearby –

El Dorado Canyon

Red Rock Canyon

Mount Charleston

Valley of Fire State Park 

Valley of Fire

Valley of Fire State Park, Las Vegas, NV

picnic

newbridge

2009 building the new highway bypass bridge, over the Hoover Dam

see also – 

Grand Canyon National Park Map
Flagstaff Sedona Map
Red Rock Las Vegas Map
Zion National Park Map

Gold Country Maps

Maps for the California Gold Country

california indpendentGold Country Maps for the Western Sierra foothills, parks, forests, river canyons, fishing, camping, hiking, from Yosemite to the Sierra Buttes. The famous Gold Rush Country in California has historic buildings, mines, roads, and dams. The foothills region is home to numerous big river canyons, which is also the central focus of the historic mining activity.

California Mining Rivers:
Feather River
Yuba River
American River
Cosumnes River
Mokelumne River
Stanislaus River
Tuolumne River
Merced River

Gold Country Maps

Gold Country Maps


Gold Country Maps

Of the approximate 300,000 people who came to California during the Gold Rush, about half arrived by sea and half came overland. While most of the newly arrived were Americans, the gold rush attracted thousands from Latin America, Europe, Australia, and China.

Agriculture and ranching expanded throughout the state to meet the needs of the settlers. San Francisco grew from a small settlement of about 200 residents in 1846 to a boomtown of about 36,000 by 1852. In 1849 a state constitution was written. In September 1850, California became a state.

At the beginning of the Gold Rush, there was no law regarding property rights in the goldfields and a system of “staking claims” was developed. Prospectors retrieved the gold from streams and riverbeds using simple techniques, such as panning.

mining mapsHydraulic mining, a system where miners literally blast the hills and the forested slopes with giant water canons, was so damaging that the first environmental laws in California were passed to prevent it.

 

More Gold Country Area Maps –

Stanislaus National Forest Map

Eldorado National Forest Map

Tahoe National Forest Map

Plumas National Forest Map

Carson Iceberg Wilderness Map

Crystal Basin & Silver Fork

Feather River Topo Map

Lakes Basin Recreation Map

Merced River & Tuolumne River Map

Rock Creek OHV Trail Map

Sierra Buttes Map NatGeo

South Yuba River Map

Yosemite Maps by Tom Harrison

Yuba River & American River Map

Gold Country Maps