This map will soon be discontinued and will phase out all downloadable maps during 2021. They offer a poor experience on Garmin devices due to restrictions the company has placed on their “custom map” format which constrains them to only one zoom level of limited size. And Mobile Atlas Creator/Java installation is just too difficult and problematic. To use your Android phone or iPhone as a GPS with Boyd’s Maps (and more), install the free boydsmaps web app, currently available in beta. Just go to on your phone to get started!

Boyd’s Map of the Pines 2020 Preview Edition
The Forked River Mountains

Take a first look at the new Boyd’s Map of the Pines 2020 with this preview for Google Earth, Garmin Basecamp and Garmin handheld GPS units. This very detailed topographic map covers a 20 x 20 kilometer (12 x 12 mile) area around the Forked River Mountains, including thousands of acres of recently-acquired public lands that are not shown on most other maps.


“No portion of New Jersey offers greater mystery than that area known, and yet not known at all, as the Forked River Mountains” 
― Henry Charlton Beck, More Forgotten Towns of Southern New Jersey (1937)  Chapter XLIV





The download includes four files, ready to drop into the CustomMaps folder on your GPS.

Screenshots from a Montana 600


• Read the documentation for Boyd’s Map of the Pines 2020 Preview



New map features from current 2020 NJDEP data

Public openspace (state, county, local and non-profit) showing individual parcel boundaries
State Park, Forest and WMA points of interest (restrooms, parking areas, boat launches, picnic areas and campgrounds)
Hiking trails in state parks and forests (from state sources and crowd-sourced GPS tracks)
Natural heritage priority site boundaries and labels
Historical points of interest
Solar power facilities
Landfill sites
Gas stations
Historical earthquake epicenters
NJDEP contaminated sites


Additional new features

Unique dark style with new icons and symbology
Graphic representation of forest type and density (inspired by Cook’s classic topo)
Property lines from the newest (March 2020) NJGIN tax parcel shapefiles
New contour lines with 5-foot intervals from 2020 USGS 3DEP 1/3 arc-second (10-meter) DEM
USGS 7.5-minute (24k) quadrangle boundaries
City and Township boundaries and labels
More HD unpaved roads traced from aerial imagery
More contemporary structures traced from aerial imagery
More historical structures traced from vintage aerial imagery and topographic maps
More historical towns and points of interest from vintage topographic maps


License Agreement

Downloading this map signifies your agreement with the following terms and conditions:

BoydsMaps Forked River Mountains 2020 Preview (“the map”) is copyright © 2020 Boyd Ostroff. It is provided free of charge but is not open source software. Please read this license carefully. By installing the map on your computer and/or mobile device, you agree to all of its terms.

You may install the map on any computers or mobile devices that you own for personal, non-commercial use. You may redistribute the map for non-commercial purposes provided that all files contained in the distribution folder are included in their original format. It must be provided free of charge. You may include screenshots of the map on social media and other sites if they are not used for commercial purposes. Credit would be appreciated.

Any use of the map for purposes other than those described above requires the written consent of the author. You may not include the map or any part of it in a commercial product for sale. You may not include screenshots of the map to promote commercial products or services. You may not create derivative works from the data in the map.

 Map software is provided ‘as-is’, without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the author be held liable for any damages arising from the installation or use of this software. The map does not contain survey grade data and no representations are made as to its accuracy. The user assumes all risks associated with installation and use of this software. The map is intended for reference, educational and recreational purposes only. The author will not be held responsible for any inaccuracies and no responsibility is assumed for damages or other liabilities due to errors, installation, accuracy, availability, use or misuse of the data presented.

The user should not assume they are permitted to drive or walk on a road or trail just because it appears on the map. Some of the roads and trails shown may be on private property or may have regulations prohibiting vehicular or other use. Some roads may not be passable and could be dangerous. It is the sole responsibility of the user to determine the suitability of any road shown on the map. Boundaries shown for parcels, openspace and military installations are approximate and may contain significant errors. Some areas indicated as openspace may be not be open to access by the  general public. It is the responsibility of the user to independently determine if they are permitted in these areas.

This map contains NJDEP Bureau of GIS digital data but has not been verified by NJDEP and is not state-authorized.


Download the Boyd's Map of the Pines 2020 PreviewFile size: 176mb