DNR updates public land maps

OLYMPIA – The state Department of Natural Resources Monday announced the publication of three updated maps detailing roads, property boundaries, trails, recreation sites, and other information about public lands.

The updated maps, which are available for purchase, are: Forks, the Chehalis River and Hermiston in the Columbia Gorge.

The Public Lands maps are popular with hunters, backcountry hikers and others who use public lands for outdoor recreation. The maps also are used by emergency responders.

Each full-color printed map shows the landscape in a 1:100,000 scale (where one inch equals approximately 1.6 miles) and covers an area of about 1,600 square miles.

The 26 inch by 37 inch maps show highways, roads, trails, water features, wildlife areas, and other key features in shaded terrain. The maps can be used to locate public lands managed by DNR, the state Department of Fish &Wildlife, the State Parks and Recreation Commission, as well as lands managed by federal and other public agencies.

The Public Lands Quadrangle Maps are part of a series of 50 maps that DNR publishes. The maps are available for $9 each, plus shipping costs and sales tax for state residents. Discounts are available for large purchases.

The maps can be purchased online or in person between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. from the state Department of Printing, 7580 New Market Street St. SW in Tumwater.


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