The Government Lands Layer shows property owned or managed by government agencies, like the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Tribal Governments, etc.
Each State Folder has its own Government Lands Layer. Click here to learn more about using the Map Layers Menu.
Important: the Government Lands Layer includes properties owned by federal, state and tribal governments that may not be open for public access.
Be sure to research each Government-owned property thoroughly before you visit. Here are a couple articles from our blog to help get you started:
With the Government Lands Layer turned on, government lands will show as color-shaded areas on your map, and the managing agency's name is shown inside the area. The most common government lands are:
- Green/cyan: State Forest.
- Green: National Forest.
- Yellow: Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
- Orange: Tribal Government.
- Purple: National Park.
- Pink: Department of Defense.
By tapping the feature on your screen, you can easily identify government lands and other map features without consulting a legend. Click here to learn more about identifying map features without a legend.
All Government Land Colors:
Bureau of Land Management
National Park Service
Department of Defense
Local Government or Department of Transportation
State Fish and Wildlife
US Fish and Wildlife
Use of a right-of-way or access easement is for passage only. Any other use is considered trespassing. This data is based on third-party information which may change at any time. It is your responsibility to complete appropriate due diligence before accessing any easement.
Easements look like normal roads, but they are bordered by yellow lines and have a green crosshatch pattern.