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Maps Related to Parks and Recreation
Here you'll find more information on how to locate maps related to parks and recreation. As a Regional Depository Library for the state of Montana, the Mansfield Library houses many maps produced by agencies that do work in natural resources management: the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, etc. Contact Ben Chiewphasa, Government Information Librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you have any questions regarding government documents and maps.
Tips for Using OneSearch
Visiting Glacier National Park for the first time during summer break? Needing to do research on easily accessible trails in Missoula's neighboring Bitterroot National Forest? The Mansfield Library houses a robust collection of maps that you can check out for your inner adventurer! Here are some tips on using the the library's search engine's (OneSearch) Advanced Search functionality to find loanable outdoor recreation maps:
- Use "Outdoor recreation" as a subject term, your area of interest as a keyword ("Any field"), and filter by "Maps" (as a "Resource Type"). We recommend that you also filter by "UM Physical Items." The following image captures a scenario involving searching for physical Helena National Forest recreational maps:
- Loanable maps are all located on Level 1. Maps housed in Archives & Special Collections (Level 4) can be viewed in-house but are not loanable. However, there are certain maps with two (or more) copies in both Level 1 and Level 4. To double check, make sure you click on records in OneSearch if you see the following wording: "and other locations."
Forest Service Maps
Through the Federal Depository Library Program, the Mansfield Library is proud to provide you access to a variety of Forest Service-produced visitor maps, National Forest atlases, and wilderness maps that cover the entire United States. Some examples below:
Montana Place Names
"This traveler’s guide, based on the places found on the 2003 Montana highway map, explores the origins of more than 1100 Montana place names, hundreds of geographic features and historical locations."
Traveler Information Map
You can search for directions and road conditions (this function is especially valuable for winter holiday travel in Montana).
Fishing Access Sites
Maintained by the Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks, this interactive map allows you to freely search fishing spots by name, nearby town, region, by lake, by stream, and ADA accessibility.
Hike 734: Glacier National Park Maps
A view of Grinnell and Salamander Glaciers from Grinnell Glacier Overlook off the Highline Trail. Photo by Tim Rains, National Park Service.
Day hikes of Glacier National Park map guide : the comprehensive guide to day hikes in Glacier National Park by
Call Number: G4252.G5E635 2017 .B737 (Level 1)
Publication Date: 2017
Glacier National Park's one million acres of rugged beauty are laced with 734 miles of trail. From dense forests to windy peaks, finding the right trail for you, your family, or your friends can be tricky. This map guide was designed to help you decide which trails to explore using distance, slope difficulty, and Jake's recommendations. Jake has hiked every mile of trail in Glacier National Park and identified 88 hikes. He then compared the hikes and ranked them based upon his preference.
Glacier National Park by
Call Number: G4252.G5E635 2015 (Level 4 - Archives and Special Collections)
Publication Date: 2015
Wall map showing list of Glacier National Park hikes ranked in the order that Jake Bramante recommends.
Going-to-the-Sun Road : driving guide by
Call Number: G4252.G5E635 2017 .B73 (Level 4 - Archives and Special Collections)
Publication Date: 2017
The guide was designed to help you maximize your trip over Logan Pass, explore places you might have unknowingly missed, and get the best pictures, just as if a Glacier expert were sitting in your passenger seat.