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Maps - California

The content of this guide was created by Bob Sathrum, retired 6/2013

CA - Recreation Maps

See also federal agency recreation map sites listed in the more general Recreation Maps research guide.

Yosemite Valley Visitor's Map


  • California Creeks--Relief Map: a Whitewater and Touring Guide to California (Tuthill) Interactive map that includes 81 coastal and mountain whitewater runs. Each entry includes a description and log of the run, photos, and links to real-time water flow and associated topographic maps.
  • California Road and Recreation Atlas (Benchmark Maps) 1998 (Atlas G 1526 P2 B45 1998) Contains 37 maps showing parks, forests and wildnerness areas; natural wonders, ski areas, boating and fishing areas; museums and other attractions; public campgrounds and RV parks.
  • California State Park Maps--print copies of individual park maps and guides are available in Cal Docs P 155 P4
  • California's Parks and Public Lands (US Geological Survey)
  • Forest Visitor Maps (US Forest Service) Maps of all national forests in California.
  • ParkInfo.org (GreenInfo Network) Interactive mapping applications that shows parks, campgrounds and trails. Also maps lands open to the public.
  • Public Lands Information Center: California Maps federal and state recreational lands, including public campgrounds, with links to descriptions of each recreational site.
  • Tourism Maps (State of California) Includes links to other sites with maps and information on winter and summer recreational activities.