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 National Forest'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.


Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest's Christmas Tree Permit Program

Christmas Tree

Permits to cut Christmas trees on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest will be sold in November at all California and Nevada Forest offices , except the Santa Rosa Ranger District in Winnemucca, Nevada, and Spring Mountains National Recreation Area in Las Vegas, Nevada. The U.S. Forest Service Christmas Tree Program is designed for families, businesses and institutions wishing to cut their own trees for decorating. 

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.


Illegal Dumping A Serious Problem

Car Dumped in Kiowa Pond

Dumping destroys the natural beauty and habitat of National Forest System (NFS) lands and discourages people from visiting areas where dumping is occurring.