New DNR maps cover Chewelah, Mount Baker and Mount Adams

Outdoor recreationists now have access to new maps providing detailed information for the areas around Chewelah, Mount Baker and Mount Adams.

The state Department of Natural Resources last week announced the publication of three updated maps detailing roads, property boundaries, trails, recreation sites and other information about public lands.

The state public lands quadrangle maps are popular with hunters, backcountry hikers and others who use public lands for outdoor recreation. The maps also are used by emergency responders.

Each full-color printed map shows the landscape in a 1:100,000 scale (1 inch equals approximately 1.6 miles) and covers an area of about 1,600 square miles. Featuring shaded relief to indicate terrain, the 26-inch by 37-inch maps show highways, roads, trails, water features, wildlife areas and other key features. Users can locate public lands managed by the department, state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the State Parks and Recreation Commission, as well as lands managed by federal and other public agencies.

These maps are part of a series of 50 maps the department publishes. The maps are available for $9 each, plus sales tax, for Washington state residents. Discounts are available for purchases of larger quantities.

The maps can be bought online at dnr.wa.gov or in person between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. from the Washington State Department of Printing, 7580 New Market Street St. SW, Tumwater.