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profdant139

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Posted: 01/22/20 09:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

(Edit -- see my post late on Jan 23 for an explanation of what I was doing wrong and how to fix the "unreadable" BLM map.)

We might have a couple of weeks free for camping in Utah during February, and I would like to boondock on BLM land near Cedar City, Utah. It's cold in that area but not Arctic, so I think we could handle the temperatures.

But I am having a heck of a time finding online maps that show the precise boundaries of the BLM land in any given area. Once I have that map, I can then fly around on Google Earth to find existing boondocking sites.

Has anyone found an online map that would fill the bill? Or a downloadable PDF? I have spent quite a bit of time looking and have come up empty.

Thanks in advance for your advice!!

* This post was edited 01/23/20 09:53pm by profdant139 *


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Posted: 01/22/20 09:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Did you try BLM Utah Interactive Map?


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Son of Norway wrote:

Did you try BLM Utah Interactive Map?


That's very useful. Thanks for the pointer to this link. Other states in the sidebar. BLM sure come up short on the map front compared to NPS, but on the other hand they more than make up for the shortage with their boondocking opportunities.


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I did try that link and found the map to be almost unusable -- as you zoom in, the info gets impossible to read. Maybe I am doing something wrong with the settings. I will have to experiment with it.

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I have not tried them yet, but I noticed that Garmin has sd cards for their gps units with that information

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Posted: 01/23/20 11:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Try this link for the USGS viewer. Link to USGShttps://maps.usgs.gov/padus/

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I liked this one so much that I printed it out and had it laminated to keep in the van for when I'm out of cell signal. It's a surface management map, showing all the different agencies. Not as high res as one could wish, but it gives the general picture.

https://gis.utah.gov/data/cadastre/land-ownership/


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Sometimes when I can't find good BLM maps for a particular area online, I call the BLM office in the area I'm interested in. For free or very small fee they will mail you maps.

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I got a free public lands map for my Garmin GPS here. I can overlay the public lands map on top of the regular map in the Garmin. However, I can't do the same with Garmin Mapsource (obsolete) or BaseCamp program on a laptop. However, with both I can make a waypoint on the regular map and then toggle to the public lands map and the waypoint shows up.

Latest update is Feb 2011, but I would think public lands boundaries are pretty stable.


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Here is a link to the BLM map. I think this is the one closest to Cedar City.

https://www.blm.gov/documents/utah/public-room/map-12


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