Elkins-Otter Creek Lizard Map: West Virginia

Elkins - Otter Creek West Virginia Lizard Map 

Second Edition: 2022,  ISBN 978-1-7923-7931-4

A real map for people who love real-world experiences, the Elkins-Otter Creek Lizard Map will help your customers plan all their adventures in and around the northwestern tier of Monongahela National Forest including the Otter Creek and Laurel Fork Wilderness.

The second title in our West Virginia Lizard Map Series (check out the Dolly Sods -Seneca Rocks WV map), the Elkins -Otter Creek Lizard map covers a beautiful area in the Monongahela National Forest, from Elkins in the north to the famed Otter Creek and Laurel Fork Wilderness in the south. This area offers an authentic wilderness experience just a few hours from DC, Baltimore and Pittsburgh. It includes some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in WV.  Hiking, biking, boating, camping - this section of the Monongahela National Forest has it all.

A beautifully designed, easy to read topographic map featuring contour lines, elevation data, shaded relief, and all the key details your customers need to plan their 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 your customers the big picture – the map opens to 24” x 36” and folds easily to 4” x 8” to fit in a back pocket. The scale is 1:48,000 (1 inch = 0.75 mile). Includes both lat./lon. 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 Forks. 

Towns: Beverly, Durbin, Elkins, Parsons, Saint George, WV.

 Lizards!: The little purple Lizards your customers will 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”. 

Want to offer more West Virginia destination adventure to your customers? Check out Dolly Sods-Seneca Rocks which covers the area east of Elkins-Otter Creek. 

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