"Your maps have been a huge help in my explorations of new nearby mountains. I especially like the fact that they show borders of state/national/private property and available parking as well as trails as this kind of info is somewhat difficult to find on current other available formats. I also love the quality of the paper." - Kendal in WV
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./long and UTM coordinate systems.
Public land: the northwestern tier of Monongahela National Forest, Fernow Experimental Forest, Otter Creek Wilderness, Laurel Fork North and South Wilderness and a section of George Washington National Forest.
Destinations: Gandy Creek Dispersed Camping Area, Johnny Meadows Camping Area, Spruce Knob Campground, Sinks of Gandy, Middle Mountain Cabins, Gaudineer Scenic Area, Fort Cheat Historic Site, Stuart Campground, Stone Coal Dispersed Camping, Little River Dispersed Camping, Locust Springs Recreation Area, Bear Heaven and Bickle Knob Observation Tower.
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 Otter Creek Wilderness, Laurel Fork North and South Wilderness, East Fork Trail and sections of the 300-mile Allegheny Trail.
Major biking trails: Blackwater Canyon Trail and Allegheny Highlands Trail, a 25-mile rail trail connecting Elkins and Parson, WV, and the rustic West Fork Mountain Bike Rail Trail, a 25-mile mildly improved rail trail between Glady and Durbin, WV.
Even more trails: Lizard Maps highlight and designate public trails and paths including hiking, biking, equestrian, skiing and rail trails managed by federal, state and local authorities, including sections of the 300-mile Allegheny Trail.
Points of interest: campgrounds, picnic areas, river access, boat launches, primitive car camping sites, scenic overlooks, observation towers, waterfalls and lizard spots.
Rivers: the Cheat River at Parsons, WV, Dry Fork of the Cheat River, and Shavers Fork.
Towns: Beverly, Durbin, Elkins, Parsons, Saint George, WV.
Lizards! 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”.
More WV adventure is right next door to the Elkins - Otter Creek Map. Grab the Dolly Sods-Seneca Rocks map and start planing today.
Want a taste of what you can expect on the Elkins and Dolly Sods Lizard maps?
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 ($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.
Just like two days off are better than one, two Lizard Maps are better than one!
Our Dolly Sods-Seneca Rocks and the Elkins - Otter Creek Lizard Maps cover the northern tier of Monongahela National Forest. These two maps are designed to work together, they are the same scale and overlap by an inch to help you transition east to west. And west to east, because once you dive into these amazing back roads you won't want to stop exploring!
In addition to both West Virginia Lizard Maps we'll include one of our cryptic Lizard 75 stickers - this is the Forest Service road sign for the dirt road across the high plateau of Dolly Sods Wilderness, also called the 'Road across the Sky'. When you get there you'll understand why.
Check out this blog on exploring the northern tier to get an idea of what's out there. And this is just a tiny bit!
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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