The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is located in the center and western center part of Nevada and eastern center part of California.
Where is this Forest?


Image: Welcome to the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

The Humboldt-Toiyabe's spectacular 6.3 million acres makes it the largest national forest in the lower 48 states. Located in Nevada and a small portion of eastern California, the Forest offers year-round recreation of all types.


Summer on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Austin-Tonopah Ranger DistrictSmokey Bear balloon joins in the summer breezesSummer on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Bridgeport Ranger DistrictA pack string in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Ruby Mountains WildernessSummer on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Spring Mountains National Recreation AreaBighorn sheep on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Santa Rosa Ranger District (Hinkey Summit)Summer on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Santa Rosa Ranger DistrictSummer in Upper Lamoille Canyon on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Jarbidge Ranger DistrictArc Dome Wilderness on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National ForestDesert Peach blooming on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest



Top Things People Want to Know

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Go Camping! Link to camping information on the forest. Got a Map? Link to available maps for the forest.
Go Hiking! Link to hiking opportunities on the forest. Need a Recreation Pass? Link to information on various passes available for standard amenity fee sit

Visitors are responsible for learning about any restrictions before heading out to enjoy their national forests. Check with the local ranger station concerning fire restrictions involving campfires, smoking, ammunition, etc. as well as other forest conditions.

Recent News


U.S. Forest Greater Sage-Grouse Home Page

Photo of a Greater Sage-Grouse

The Forest Service manages 193 million acres, including eight percent of the Greater Sage-Grouse habitat across five regions in the western United States. The decline of the greater sage-grouse (GRSG) and its sagebrush steppe habitat has been the focus of conservationists’ concerns for more than two decades. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service have finalized environmental review for proposed land use plans that will conserve key sagebrush habitat, address identified threats to the greater sage-grouse and promote sustainable economic development in the West.

Public Invited to the Opening of the Fort Ruby Interpretive Trail

The public is invited to attend the opening event of the Fort Ruby Interpretive Trail on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. This trail was built to share the history of Fort Ruby. The event will start at 1 p.m. with a flag raising ceremony and a blessing from the Western Shoshone Tribe. Various speakers will give 10 to 15 minute talks on the prehistory, history of the Fort and soldiers, and the native Shoshone perspective. The Fort Ruby Interpretive Trail will officially open at 3 p.m.


Working Animals

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is privileged to work with several fine animals to make field work easier.

The Heart of a Firefighter

The men and women involved in Fire and Aviation Management well represent the pride exemplified by all Forest Service employees in "caring for the land and serving people."