The Dolly Sods-Seneca Rocks Lizard Map will help you plan all your adventures in and around the northeastern tier of Monongahela National Forest, Blackwater Falls State Park, Dolly Sods Wilderness and the Seneca Rocks region.
"THANK YOU Purple Lizard Maps!!!
We’re now planning a Monongahela National Forest long weekend to the Gandy Creek area. It’s been over 20 years since I’ve hiked/camped there. Your lovely map brought back so many great memories. Time to make more!"
A beautifully designed, easy to read topographic map featuring contour lines, elevation data, shaded relief, and all the key details you need to plan your adventures: backroads and trails, trail use designations, road surfaces (paved/gravel/4wd), parking access, campsites, public lands, historic sites and more.
Lizard Maps are durable, waterproof, and give you the big picture – the map opens to 24” x 36” and folds easily to 4” x 8” to fit in your back pocket. The scale is 1:48,000 (1 inch = 0.75 mile). Includes both lat./lon. and UTM coordinate systems.
Second Edition, published in 2020, ISBN 9781792333163
"Thank you for making such amazing, thought provoking, and humorous maps. (Who’d ever think you could say these things about a map?!) Purple Lizard maps take adventuring to the next level!" - Lisa
Public land: the northeastern tier of Monongahela National Forest, Blackwater Falls State Park, Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Canaan Valley State Park, Bear Rocks Preserve, Pike Knob Preserve, Dolly Sods Wilderness, Roaring Plains West Wilderness, Seneca Rocks, Smoke Hole and Spruce Knob.
Destinations: Red Creek Campground, The Road Across The Sky, Lower Glady Dispersed Camping Area, Gandy Creek Dispersed Camping Area, Spruce Knob Campground, Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area, Big Bend Campground and Johnny Meadows Camping Area.
Roads: all Lizard Maps show which roads are paved, dirt/gravel or 4wd roads as well as which are gated. Perfect for bicyclists, dual sport riders and overlanders looking to put together a remote backcountry route across public lands.
Major hiking trails: designated hiking trails in the Dolly Sods Wilderness, Blackwater Canyon Trail, North Fork Mountain Trail, sections of the 300-mile Allegheny Trail, Huckleberry Trail, Seneca Creek Trail and Allegheny Mountain Trail.
Major biking trails: the mountain bike trails of Thomas and Davis, WV, including Moon Rocks and HooDoo, Hellbender, Plantation, Splash Dam and Rock Shocks Trail, the Blackwater Canyon Trail as well as the entire North Fork Mountain Trail.
Even more trails: Lizard Maps highlight and designate public trails and paths including hiking, biking, equestrian, skiing, snowmobiling and rail trails managed by federal, state and local authorities, including trails of Blackwater Falls and Canaan Valley State Parks, Wilderness Area trails and Thomas City Park trails and the Thomas Rail Trail.
Points of interest: campgrounds, picnic areas, river access, boat launches, climbing areas, primitive car camping sites, scenic overlooks, observation towers, waterfalls and lizard spots.
Major rivers: Blackwater River, Dry Fork of the Cheat River, Seneca Creek, and the South Branch of the Potomac River.
Towns: Davis, Franklin, Petersburg and Thomas, WV.
Lizards Galore! The little purple Lizards you’ll find scattered on the map signify an interesting spot to check out. The Legend says “ This Could Mean Anything: cool place, sweet view, local legend”.
Check out our 75 Lizard Sticker: do you know what it means?
All Purple Lizard maps are available flat (rolled up, unfolded) suitable for framing in a corporate lobby or just nailing to a cabin wall. The map cost is the same but shipping varies. E-mail email@example.com for specifics.
Love Monongahela National Forest? Check out Elkins-Otter Creek Lizard Map.
Health warning: continued use of Purple Lizard maps may result in an inability to stay indoors and a sudden criticism of traffic. Your skin may become covered with dust and dirt. Mild confusion will make it difficult to relate time and distance, which may alter your definition of weather. There is a potential for all of these side effects to occur simultaneously and without warning. That's why we are warning you now.
This Lizard Map is available flat (rolled up, unfolded) suitable for framing in your living room or just nailing to a cabin wall. The map cost is the same ($15) but shipping varies. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for specifics.
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Ten Pennsylvania Lizard Maps: Bald Eagle, Cook Forest-Clear Creek, Loyalsock-Worlds End, Michaux, Moshannon-Quehanna, Ohiopyle-Laurel Highlands, Pine Creek, Raystown Lake, Scotia and the Rothrock Lizard Map.
Two West Virginia Lizard Maps of the Monongahela National Forest: Dolly Sods-Seneca Rocks and Elkins-Otter Creek. The Athens-Zaleski Lizard Map for the best trails in southeast Ohio and our amazing Rincon Lizard Map and Guide to surf breaks and beaches on our favorite Caribbean Island.
Purchased separately this collection is $231.00.
Big Adventures need big maps - and we have a massive amount of Pennsylvania public land covered for you. You will not find a better collection of PA maps for exploration and adventure!
Our collection of 9 Pennsylvania Adventure Series Lizard Maps opens up a massive swath of territory that includes public land across 10 State Forests. From just below the NY border you can explore south to Rothrock State Forest and continue to Michaux State Forest and the Maryland state line. Follow the Mason-Dixon line west to Forbes State Forest on the Ohiopyle-Laurel Highlands Map and then head to northwestern PA and explore Cook and Clear Creek Forests.
"Getting lost and finding your way again is part of the adventure...if you are following a red line on a screen all those opportunities don't exist, they're sort of taken away." Elspeth Beard, the first British woman to travel the world by motorbike.
From North to South: Loyalsock-Worlds End Lizard Map, Pine Creek Lizard Map, Moshannon-Quehanna Lizard Map, Rothrock Lizard Map, Raystown Lizard Map, Bald Eagle Lizard Map, Michaux Lizard Map and the Ohiopyle-Laurel Highlands Lizard Map.
Purchased separately this collection is $153.00
There are thousands of miles of trails and backroads waiting for you, so be sure to request some time off from work; all these maps will make you a bit antsy to get out and explore. The Pennsylvania Adventure Pack also makes a great gift for your fellow adventures, or perhaps as a not-so-subtle hint for your couch potato friends to remind them there is life beyond the remote control.
Looking for ideas to explore our PA maps? Check out the PA Fall Adventure Guide and the other downloadable Lizard Adventure Guides that accompany each map, and be sure to look through the blog archives for our hikes and ride stories.
Health warning: continued use of these maps may result in an inability to stay indoors and a sudden criticism of traffic. Your skin may become covered with dust and dirt. Mild confusion will make it difficult to relate time and distance, which may alter your definition of weather. There is a potential for all of these side effects to occur simultaneously and without warning. That's why we are warning you now.
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North of Interstate 80 is a different place. It's often referred to as the PA Wilds, which we think is a pretty good description. There are less people, less pavement, more dirt roads and more wild places. We call that a fair trade. and it's where we'd rather be most days.
We've made four maps of Pennsylvania State Forests north of 80: Cook Forest-Clear Creek in western PA, Moshannon-Quehanna and Pine Creek in Central PA, and Loyalsock in eastern PA.
Cook Forest-Clear Creek also covers a section of southeastern Allegheny National Forest along the Clarion River. Moshannon-Quehanna includes Moshannon State Forest and the Quehanna Wild Area with sections of Elk State Forest. The Pine Creek Lizard Map covers much of Tioga and Tiadaghton State Forests, and Loyalsock includes all of the Loyalsock State Forest and McIntyre Wild Area.
These four maps represent some of the wildest, most remote places you can find in PA, with just enough civilization and small towns to keep you well supplied and comfortable if you choose to emerge.
Purchased separately, these four maps are $68. The Purple Lizard PA Wilds Pack is $58 and you get one of our sweet Pennsylvania State Forest Boundary Lizard Stickers along with the set.
As our friend Van Wagner tells it:
“North of 80 it ain’t the same.
I don’t know how else to put it to explain.
There’s a different tune in the air.
There’s a northern feel, that makes it real everywhere.”
Van Wagner: Singer, songwriter, teacher.
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