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Featured Maps! West Coast – Best Coast

Theme for the week: West Coast, Best Coast

Date March 6-22, 2019

Spring break is just around the corner, and many UC Davis students will be sticking to the Pacific Coast states this vacation. To help plan your next trip, the Map Collection is showcasing recreational maps of California, Washington, and Oregon.

For students trying to explore the open wilderness this break, there are several maps depicting the national and state parks of the region. These maps include information regarding hiking trails, safe camping locations, and activities available at each destination.    For those looking to add to the camping adventure, try finding the legendary Bigfoot. Our collection has maps showing locations of past Bigfoot sightings and tracks to help you start your search.

Additionally, some of the maps chosen for this theme show how recreation was historically promoted.  The 1954 outdoor recreation map focuses on hunting and fishing.  More current maps focus on wildlife protection and types of recreation which reduce human impact. “Leave No Trace!”

Looking to see how many miles you can put on the ol’ iron steed?  Biking maps can show you the best route to get up and down the coast along great destinations to stop along the way. These maps are prefect for those looking to stay in the Davis area but also branch out beyond the usual commute to campus. Bike route maps pair well with wine and beer maps also on display, showing the best way to roll on over to your next wine tasting.

Spring Break in 2019 will see an extended winter recreation season.  Look for the artistically  drawn ski resort maps or the best places to snowmobile north of Lake Tahoe.

Wherever you go for Spring Break adventures, be safe and have fun!

Come to the Map Collection and look for this sign:


Title: Bigfoot country: touring map of northern California

by Filbey, Bob. (1987)

Call Number: MAP G4362.N61E627 1987 .F4

Title: Eccentric California : map to the bizarre and peculiar.

by Monterey CA : California Eccentric (1996)

Call Number: MAP G4361.E635 1996 .E2

Title: Pacific Coast bicycle/hiking route.

by California. Department of Transportation. Bainbridge, Behrens, Moore, Inc. (1973)

Call Number: MAP G4361.E63 1973 .C2

Title: Brewpubs & micro-breweries of the West.

by American Brewer Magazine. (1989)

Call Number: MAP G4231.M8 1989 .A6

Title: State in your pocket California wine map

by Global Graphics Inc. (2001)

Call Number: MAP G4361.M8 2001 .G5

Title: The wine map of California

by Phillips, Barbara. H. Shenson International. (1982)

Call Number: MAP G4361.M8 1982 .P4

Title: Wines of Yolo County : tasting & events map & guide

by Yolo County Visitors Bureau. Collins, Shawn Patrick, cartographer. (2013)

Call Number: MAP G4363.Y6M8 2013 .Y6

Title: California, recreation 2000 opportunities

by United States. Bureau of Land Management. (1992)

Call Number: MAP G4361.E63 1992 .U6

Title: Tahoe National Forest, California : 2013

by United States. Forest Service. Pacific Southwest Region, cartographer. Geospatial Service and Technology Center (U.S.) (2013)

Call Number: MAP G4362.T16 2013 .U6

Title: California state parks

by California. Department of Parks and Recreation.  (2007)

Call Number: MAP G4361.G52 2007 .C3

Title: California State park system

by California. Division of Beaches and Parks (1957)

Call Number: MAP G4361.G52 1957 .C2

Title: California, the world within a state, official California tourism map

by H.M. Gousha Company. (1972)

Call Number: MAP G4361.E635 1972 .H2

Title: Outdoor play places of California : a cartographic map of some of the outstanding recreational areas of the Golden State

by Butler, Lowell (Bernard Lowell) Automobile Club of Southern California. (1954)

Call Number: MAP G4361.E6 1954 .B8

Title: Sequoia National Forest, California.

by United States. Forest Service. (1916)

Call Number: MAP G4362.S5 1916 .U6

Title: Tahoe National Forest and Lakes Basin Winter Recreation Guide

by United States. Forest Service (2010)

Call Number: MAP G4362.T16E63 2010 .U5

Title: Sugar Bowl : the most snow in Tahoe, trail map

by Niehues, James E., cartographer. Sugar Bowl Ski Area (Calif.) (2014)

Call Number: MAP G4362.T15E63 2014 .N5

Title: Kirkwood : 2015/16 trail map & resort guide

by Niehues, James E., cartographer. Kirkwood Mountain Resort (Calif.) (2015)

Call Number: MAP G4363.A4E63 2015 .N5

Title: Campgrounds of Oregon

by Oregon. Tourism Division.; Oregon. Department of Transportation.; United States. Bureau of Land Management. Oregon State Office. (1998)

Call Number: MAP G4291.E63 1998 .C2

Title: Oregon recreation map : May 1993

by United States. Bureau of Land Management. Oregon State Office. (1993)

Call Number: MAP G4291.E63 1993 .U6

Title: Washington state highways.

by Washington (State). Department of Transportation. (1996)

Call Number: MAP G4281.P2 1996 .W2

Map Collection: Location and Hours

The Map Collection room is normally open to the public in the basement (Lower Level) of Shields Library, Monday-Friday, 1:00-5:00 pm. However, our hours change around the academic calendar and the holiday season. To see the most accurate schedule, please visit this link: click here.

Contact the Special Collections Department for map related questions by email at or by phone at 530-752-1621.

Post created by Dawn Collings and Ben Andrews


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