July 28, 2014
DNR updates public lands maps popular with outdoor recreation enthusiasts
‘Quadrangle maps’ show public lands on the Olympic Peninsula, southwest Washington and in the Columbia Gorge
OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today 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 Olympic Peninsula), Hermiston (the Columbia Gorge), and Chehalis River (southwest Washington).
Public Lands Quadrangle maps produced by DNR 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 (1 inch equals approximately 1.6 miles) and covers an area of about 1,600 square miles. Featuring shaded relief to indicate terrain, the 26” x 37” maps show highways, roads, trails, water features, wildlife areas, and other key features. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts can use the maps to locate lands managed by DNR, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), 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 Washington 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 Washington State Department of Printing, 7580 New Market Street St. SW, Tumwater, WA 98501.
Recreation on DNR-managed lands
DNR sustainably manages millions of acres of state trust lands and their resources for revenue that supports the construction of public schools and state universities and to support services in many counties. The department balances this obligation with providing enjoyable, safe, and sustainable recreation opportunities, such as hiking, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, camping, motorized vehicle riding, mountain biking, boating, and more. DNR’s main recreation focus is to provide dispersed recreation on trails, trailhead facilities, and primitive experiences in a natural setting.
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