The Long Dark maps: All region maps (2021) with a handy guide.

It’s difficult to roam around The Long Dark without a map. But, if you have spent some time in the long dark, you might have searched for the detailed map of all the regions in The Long Dark Game. Hinterland Studio doesn’t provide any in-game maps, but a community member Whiteberry has solved that problem by making the Long Dark maps. We have collected them all right here so that you can stop stumbling bears every time you walk around a tree.

The Long Dark maps: Detail all regions.

Game Map image showing all main regions like Hushed River Valley, Ash Canyon, Timberwolf Mountain, Mountain Town, Mystery Lake, Plesant Valley, Forlorn Muskeg, Broken Railroad, Bleak Inlet, Coastal Highway, and Desolation Point.
The Long Dark Map, including all regions with color highlight
  1. The first map is the entire map of The Long Dark.
  2. This was shared by Hinterland studio some time ago.
  3. It doesn’t include the new forlorn Muskeg region which is on the west of the Mystery Lake. However, it gives the idea of the overall land of the long dark game.

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Mystery Lake

The Long Dark Mystery Lake map, including all information needed for survival in Mystery Lake.
The Long Dark Mystery Lake map, Ideal for new players with many resources for survival.
  1. Mystery Lake is the primary region in The Long Dark map.
  2. “Ideal for new players. A balance between wilderness and man-made shelters, resources, and wildlife.”- In-game description
  3. It is first available in survival mode.
  4. The region is named after Mystery Lake, a lake fed by the release of water from Carter Hydro Dam.
  5. It connects the three important regions, including the newest Forlorn Muskeg, Pleasant Valley, and Coastal Highway through Railway.
  6. It has a lot of good buildings including the Trapper’s Cabin. Mystery Lake has many advantages including the great loot.
  7. The downside of the Mystery Lake is a whole pack of wolves that roam around it.

Forlorn Muskeg

The Long Dark Forlorn Muskeg map, including all information needed for survival in Forlorn Muskeg.
The popular region in The Long Dark. The map is not complete but saves you from getting lost.
  1. It is the latest region in The Long Dark Map. It’s the sixth region to be added to the long dark.
  2. This region is mostly flat with some hills surrounding a large, frozen bog.
  3. It was introduced when Hinterland studio added the clothing system in the game.
  4. Forlorn Muskeg has only a few sheltered areas and structures, but most of them are destroyed.
  5. Mostly intact building here is bam of the Old Spence Family Homestead, containing a bed, a workbench, and a forge.
  6. The deep cave near the waterfall and radio tower can also serve as a temporary shelter.
  7. Like Timberwolf Mountain There are almost zero places to sleep.
  1. It connects with Mystery Lake, and is full of wolves and bears.
  2. The main reason to go there is to use it as second forge, allowing to save the trip all the way to Desolation Point.

Carter Hydro Dam & Environs, Upper/Lower Dam, and Winding River

The Long Dark Carter Hydro Dam, including Environs, Upper/Lower Dam, and Winding River maps. Enough information to survive in this region of the map.
The Long Dark Carter Hydro Dam & Environs, Upper/Lower Dam, and Winding River map. It just connects mystery lake to Pleasant Valley
  1. Carter Hydro Dam in The Long Dark maps can hardly be called home.
  2. It is a region that connects Mystery lake to Pleasant Valley.
  3. It contains three workbenches, a fire barrel and usually a lot of valuable loot (including high-quality clothing, tools, ammo, and sometimes a rifle).
  4. It also has a lonely wolf named fluffy that roams in this area. You can sometimes find her inside the dam itself.
  5. In the event of an aurora touching any of the cords in the dam will inflict a burn and will damage the player.

Ravine: Raven Falls Railway Line

The Long Dark Ravine: Raven Falls Railway Line Region. Including Enough information to survive in the game.  Connects Mystery Lake with Bleak Inlet and Coastal Highway
The Long Dark Ravine: Raven Falls Railway Line Map. Connects Mystery Lake with Bleak Inlet and Coastal Highway
  1. This Ravine Falls Railway Line, also known as The Ravine is a long transition zone, connecting Mystery Lake to Coastal Highway.
  2. You might find some wildlife and some loot there.
  3. The Ravine is home to many animals. Some deer may be seen on the side closest to Mystery Lake.
  4. You can find a distress pistol, some flare shells, a human corpse, a deer carcass, rabbits, cattail stalks, a cairn, some other random loot and a full sheltered cave with an improvised bed inside.
  5. The rope climb back is a very long one. Using coffee or sleeping can prevent the player from becoming stranded in the Ravine Basin due to exhaustion.
  6. It’s not a place for shelter besides some caves if you plan to go to Coastal Highway through Mystery Lake, leave early in the morning and make sure you complete the trip.
  7. Don’t get caught out in the cold unless you are prepared.

Pleasant Valley

The Long Dark Pleasant Valley Map, includes enough information to survive in this region.
The Long Dark Pleasant Valley Region. This Region is large and a map can come in handy while crossing it.
  1. This map will come in handy while passing the Pleasant Valley while playing The Long Dark game, it’s huge, you have to spend some time there.
  2. It’s full of all kinds of wildlife and one of the best places to call home.
  3. This area connects you with the TimberWolf Mountain, Coastal Highway, and Mystery Lake.
  4. This area can punish you with cold, so make sure you have everything you need.
  5. Beware aggressive bears and wolves that may wait just around the corner.

Coastal Highway

The Long Dark Coastal Highway Map, Enough information is present to roam around this region.
The Long Dark Coastal Highway Map. Includes valuable buildings and Loot, Therefor a map can help you to take full advantage of this region
  1. Coastal Highway is another very important place in The Long Dark maps, because of valuable buildings and loot. You probably need a map so you don’t miss any of that.
  2. The region is mostly steep hills around a bay area.
  3. The highway runs along the bay with some houses along the way and a small village.
  4. It is a tough place to travel if you are in the mountains.
  5. The area has several fishing huts and two islands with houses, one is jackrabbit Island and the other is Misanthrope’s Homestead.
  6. Out of ice and along the highway you can spot predators at a distance, making it a perfect place for not getting ambushed by wolves and bears.
  7. The ice covering the frigid waters may be thin near the coast’s outer edge.
  8. It also has a Quonset Gas Station. If you are going there just keep in mind that it frequently has three wolves and a bear nearby.
  9. It connects to Mystery Lake through Ravine, Pleasant Valley and Desolation point through Crumbling Highway.
  10. In terms of region difficulty, some may find the highway region easier than Mystery Lake due to vital resources and overall warmer temperatures.

Crumbling Highway-Old Highway Connector

The Long Dark Crumbling Highway: Old Island Connector. Includes enough information to get through this area
The Long Dark Crumbling Highway: Old Island Connector Region. Staying here for a night is not a good idea
  1. You might not need a map to go through the Crumbling Highway region of the long dark. Unless you are looking for some specific items.
  2. Staying in this area for the night is not a good idea unless you have a bedroll  to sleep in the only indoor building in this region.
  3. Wildlife in this area mainly consists of wolves and rabbits.
  4. This transition zone has only 5 locations to discover, including the connector mine also known as “No. 3 Coalmine” and the basement of the Abandoned Harris Home.
  5. There are some cars and caves in this area, they might have something you need.
  6. Leave early from Coastal Highway to Desolation Point through Crumbling Highway in just one day.

Desolation Point

The Long Dark Desolation Point Map. The map includes enough information to go through this region.
The Long Dark Desolation Point Map, Best for intermediate players, has plenty of hostile wildlife and shelters
  1. “For intermediate players. Several key shelters, plenty of hostile wildlife, and harsh weather conditions to be found around these remnants of a once-thriving whaling industry.”- in-game description.
  2. It is often described as a stretch of coastal highway pockmarked with some abandoned remnants of a formerly thriving whaling industry.
  3. This region is at the end of Coastal Highway, by passing through the Commuter’s Lament, and then onward through Crumbling Highway and No. 3 Coal Mine.
  4. It has 16 locations to loot, including the connector mine with Crumbling Highway.
  5. It includes several areas of interest, including Riken, one of two locations that feature a forge.
  6. This region has 2 bears and 5-8 wolves patrolling within it. Be careful and prepared.
  7. If you like to play in interloper you will need the forge, but first, find a heavy hammer.
  8. According to the Desolation Point map, it cut off from other regions, except Coastal Highway.
  9. It’s a place you can call home, get in, do your looting and crafting and then head back to someplace warmer.

Timberwolf Mountain

The Long Dark Timberwolf Mountain Map. The map includes enough information to roam around this area
The Long Dark Timberwolf Mountain region, The place which requires a map more than any other region
  1. Timberwolf Mountain is a region that requires the map more than any place in the game.
  2. Timberwolf Mountain is the fifth region to be introduced in The Long Dark maps.
  3. It’s commonly considered the most difficult to survive due to frigid temperatures and frequent blizzards. These conditions limit to travel outside.
  4. Timberwolf Mountain features every kind of wildlife.
  5. The main reason to go there is to reach the summit.
  6. Timberwolf Mounting has no good place to sleep indoors.
  7. It has the Mountaineer’s Hut, with a huge hole in the roof so it won’t be the warmest place you ever sleep in.
  8. Other then Mountaineer’s Hut, Ice Fishing Hut is missing a door (so it’s also not warm)
  9. Only go to Timberwolf Mountain if you are geared up and have everything to stay fed and warm.
  10. Defiantly go there because it’s one of the coolest places to visit in the  game.

10 thoughts on “The Long Dark maps: All region maps (2021) with a handy guide.”

  1. It’s really interesting and saves so much time. Thank you very much for this amazing guide, I am so happy I reached you website.

  2. Unfortunately, these maps may be outdated considering the fact that three new regions have been added to the sandbox and recent updates to the game may have made the loot locations change or obsolete. I believe the last time these maps were updated was 2017 or 2018 and the author of the maps stopped making them because of the cartography ability. I would recommend that a group of people who have become familiar with the loot locations as they are now come together and update these maps and possibly create one for Mountain Town, Hushed River Valley, and Bleak Inlet.


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