Lake Tahoe Basin Map

Two different recreation maps for the Lake Tahoe Basin are created by the USDA & NatGeo. Several smaller brands for regional topographic trail maps. The US Forest Service has the Tahoe National Forest Map that encompasses a much larger area. Numerous books exist for backpacking and hiking around Tahoe.

Lake Tahoe Basin Map

NatGeo Map #803 Tahoe Basin

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Lake Tahoe Trails Illustrated Map from National Geographic

Recreation Map for Lake Tahoe Basin, Topographic Lake Map, Backroads Hiking Maps, Tahoe Backpacking, Tahoe Camping, All Campgrounds, Trailheads, Creeks and Lakes. Sierra Nevada Back Roads, Truckee River Camping and Hiking Map. Very detailed and especially colorful, topo map. In this case, a 2 -sided map, waterproof plastic map; tear resistant. GPS data. Map scale 1:63,360 / Contour Interval = 50 feet. ISBN# 9781566953344

Lake Tahoe Basin Map

Lake Tahoe Basin MapMany believe that Lake Tahoe was formed by the collapse of an ancient volcanic crater, but the natural lake and mountain basin was actually formed by the rise and fall of the landscape due to faulting.

The Tahoe Basin which spans approximately 22 miles long (and 12 wide), is located on top of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Separating California from Nevada state, a year-round, mountain resort destination. In particular, this is considered the north part of the majestic Eastern Sierra range. Furthermore, Lake Tahoe is often referred to as “Jewel of the Sierra”.camp map

Largest freshwater, alpine lake in North America.
Second deepest lake in the U.S.
Second highest lake in the U.S.

LAKE TAHOE – 6625′ elevation above sea level

Equally as relevant, our wide range of Tahoe maps listed below are current, full color publications – covering wildlife to wildflowers, forest back roads to 4WD routes, horseback trailheads to hiking trails, mountain peaks to meadows, creeks to waterfalls, trail camps to campgrounds, and of course cross country skiing to backcountry ski tours.

NatGeo Tahoe Map Pack

NatGeo Wilderness Maps

Adventure Maps Tahoe

Tahoe Heritage Foundation Map

Fine Edge Tahoe Maps

Tahoe Backcountry Ski Maps


Lake Tahoe Basin Map

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, USDA Map


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Lake Tahoe Map USDA
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

NFS Lake Tahoe Basin Map USDA

Lake Tahoe Basin & Vicinity

USGS Map California: Lake Tahoe Basin Map; Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe, Desolation Wilderness, Granite Chief, Fallen Leaf Lake. Tahoe Recreation, Camping Map. USDA NFS Recreation Area. Certainly all forest lands, trails and roads surrounding Lake Tahoe; 10 miles all the way around lake. Printed on waterproof plastic. Pictured published 2010. ISBN# 9781593514808.

LAKE TAHOE
OUTDOOR RECREATION

  • backpackinghikers map
  • boating
  • camping
  • casinos
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hikinghorse trail maps
  • horseback
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • off-roading
  • sailing4x4 maps
  • snow skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • xc skiing

see also –
Tahoe Rim Trail
Tahoe National Forest Map
Lake Tahoe Maps
Tahoe 4×4 Map Guide

Lake Tahoe Basin Map

Tahoe National Forest

nearby towns:

In the distance, Desolation Wilderness can be seen on the opposite side of the lake, typically covered in snow more than half the year.

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Desolation Wilderness on the Westside of Lake Tahoe

Mendo Forest Topo Atlas


Mendocino Forest Topo Atlas

Mendocino National Forest Atlas

Mendocino Topographic Atlas USDA

NorCal Coastal  Forests / Clear Lake California

2022 currently unavailable on Amazon; might still be found at local ranger stations

The MENDOCINO National Forest Atlas, is a spiral bound book – a collection of all the quads. (7½minute topographical maps, of all of Mendo National Forest, California) This book map has detailed topo lines, mountain peaks, streams, lakes, hiking trails & back roads. Perfect for all kinds of recreational needs. Printed in 2016. ISBN# 9781628114201

Mendocino National Forest Atlas

Fouts Springs Camping Area, Mendocino Forest – the EAST SIDE

Mendocino National Forest Atlas

Mendocino National Forest QUADS:
from south to north – Mendocino National Forest Atlas

  • Benmore Canyon
  • Clearlake Oaks
  • Lucerne
  • Hough Springs
  • Bartlett Springs
  • Bartlett Mountain
  • Upper Lake
  • Gilmore Peak
  • Fouts Springs
  • Potato Hill
  • Elk Mountains
  • Potter Valley
  • Foster Mountain
  • Van Arsdale Reservoir
  • Lake Pillsbury
  • Crockett Peak
  • Saint John Mountain
  • Stonyford
  • Elk Creek
  • Felkner Hill
  • Kneecap Ridge
  • Hull Mountain
  • Sanhedrin Mountain
  • Brushy Mountain
  • Chrome
  • Alder Springs
  • Plaskett Meadows
  • Plaskett Ridge
  • Thatcher Ridge
  • Newhouse Ridge
  • Mendocino Pass
  • Log Springs
  • Hall Ridge
  • Newville
  • Paskenta
  • Riley Ridge
  • Ball Mountain
  • Buck Rock
  • Leeche Lake Mountain
  • Bluenose Ridge
  • Four Corners Rock
  • Wrights Ridge
  • Soloman Peak
  • South Yolla Bolly Mountains
  • Raglin Ridge
  • North Yolla Bolly Mountains
  • Black Rock Mountain
  • Swim Ridge
Mendocino National Forest Atlas

Dirt Roads = Secluded Camping

 

2021 UPDATE: Much of this coastal mountain National Forest was ravaged by wildfire both in 2018 and in 2020, so expect to have limited access for a while.

Ranch Fire (2018), part of the larger Mendocino Complex fire, took out all the southern end of the forest, including the Snow Mountain Wilderness.

459,123 acres burned in 2018

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mendocino_Complex_Fire

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_Complex_fire

Lightning strike wildfires began in mid-August 2020, wiping out the other half of the forest. With the limited fire fighters during the pandemic, the wildland fires ranged for months, filling the whole of Northern California with thick and toxic smoke. The massive August Complex fire is now the largest in state record – with over a million acres burned.

1,032,648 acres burned in 2020

Needless to say, there will closures on many roads throughout this Mendocino NF region, due to fire cleanup, repairs and salvage logging.  This includes some campgrounds, lakes, and meadows (or glades as they call them).  Contact the local ranger station to find out what is open and when. Gated roads may be found throughout this forest.

Primitive Camping Mendocino

Primitive Camping Road #308

Yolla Bolly Wilderness Map

Yolla Bolly Map USDA

both Yolla Bolly Wilderness & Middle Eel Wilderness on one map

UNAVAILABLE, see below for topo maps

Yolla Bolly Wilderness MapYolla Bolly Map / Middle Eel Wilderness
part of Mendocino NF & Shasta Trinity NF

This mountainous area is located in between the Mendocino coastline and the North Sacramento Valley. Waterproof plastic map paper. 1″ to mile; Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. Map found only at Mendocino Ranger Stations.  No longer available online.

Yolla Bolly Wilderness Map
REAL OLD VERSION

Atop the California Coastal Range in Northern California, lying in between US Hwy 101 (redwoods) and Interstate 5 (valley), are two prominent peaks: North Yolla Bolly (7863′ elev) and South Yolla Bolly (8092′ elev) which are part of a wilderness area, that has no roads crossing the range and does get some snow. To the north side is Shasta Trinity National Forest and on the south is Mendocino National Forest.

Numerous headwaters begin up here – South fork of Cottonwood Creek (flowing northeast); South fork of the Trinity River (flowing north); Thomes Creek (flowing east), Middle fork of the Eel River (flowing south).

North Yolla Bolly Topo
Yolla Bolly Wilderness Map

South Yolla Bolly Topo

towns nearby:

Lake Tahoe Basin Atlas

Lake Tahoe Basin

Tahoe Basin Topo Atlas

hikers mapThis TAHOE atlas, is a spiral bound book – a collection of all the quads. (7.5 minute topographical maps, of all of Lake Tahoe Region). This book map has detailed topographic features, contour lines, mountain peaks, streams, lakes, hiking trails & back roads. Perfect for all kinds of recreational needs.

Lake Tahoe Forest QUADS:
from north to south –fishing map

  • Truckee
  • Martis Peak
  • Mount Rose
  • Tahoe City
  • Kings Beach
  • Marlette Lake
  • Wentworth Springs
  • Homewood
  • Meeks BayLake Tahoe Basin Map
  • Glenbrook
  • Rockbound Valley
  • Emerald Bay
  • South Lake Tahoe
  • Minden
  • Pyramid Peak
  • Echo Lake
  • Freel Peak
  • Caples Lake
  • Carson Pass

Lake Tahoe Basin Atlas

National Geographic has a waterproof map publication for this popular lake as well.

Lake Tahoe Basin Atlas

And there is still the old USFS paper map for the Tahoe Basin
Lake Tahoe Basin Atlas

Tahoe National Forest

Lake Tahoe Basin Atlas

see also –

Tahoe Rim Trail Map
Tahoe National Forest Map
Lake Tahoe Books
Lake Tahoe Maps
4×4 Tahoe Trail Map