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GSMNP Land Acquisition Map

Land Acquisition Map of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Search the Catalog for a Map

Search Hunter Library's catalog for both print and electronic maps.*

*Please note that over 90% of Hunter Library's map collection is not currently cataloged. If you cannot find a map in the catalog, be sure to ask the reference desk for assistance.

Western North Carolina National Forests

Up-to-date National Forest maps can be found online from the USDA Forest Service.  The Southern Region maps (including Nantahala, Pisgah, and Cherokee National Forests) as well as maps for all other U.S. states, are available via the USDA Forest Service's FSTopo Map Images / States & Territories Interactive Map.

Maps can be viewed online or downloaded.  Downloading is recommended as layers such as boundaries and topography can be removed or added as desired

WNC National Forest Websites

Protected Areas

Trail Maps and Information

We have many maps and trail guides for hiking in Western North Carolina, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and for hiking the Appalachian Trail.  Below are some popular resources; more are available by searching the catalog:

Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP)

GSMNP Quadrangles

Looking for topographic maps of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP)?  Below is a list of quadrants that can be downloaded from the USGS website or found in print at Hunter Library.

Bryson City
Bunches Bald
Cades Cove
Clingmans Dome
Cove Creek Gap
Fontana Dam
Jones Cove
Kinzel Springs
Luftee Knob
Mount Guyot
Mount Le Conte
Noland Creek
Pigeon Forge
Richardson Cove
Silers Bald
Thunderhead Mountain
Walden Creek
Wear Cove