Recreation

Truly a Land of Many Uses, the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest offers a variety of recreational activities to the outdoor enthusiast. The Forest offers every visitor the chance to enjoy nature and be outdoors. Before you venture out, find out more information about your favorite activity and where to enjoy recreating on the Forest using the find activity link on the right.

Bears and Food Storage Information

Motor Vehicle Use Maps

The MVUM is a black and white map without topographic features. It is not a stand alone map and is best used in conjunction with a Forest Visitor Map or other topographic map. The MVUM is free to the public at each local Ranger District office and at the Humboldt-Toiyabe Supervisor's Office. The MVUM is available on this website and sections of it may be printed from your home computer.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Angel Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Angel Creek Picnic Site Closed to Visitor
Angel Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Angel Lake Picnic Site Closed to Visitor
Angel Lake Scenic Byway Open to Visitor
Big Bend Campground Open to Visitor $8 per night during open season.
Bird Creek Campground Open to Visitor NO WATER AVAILABLE    Restrooms available. Non-reservation sites may be available. Check with USFS Ely Ranger District Office at 775-289-3031.
Bob Scott Campground    Open until the snow closes the campground. No water or toilets available.
Bootleg Campground   
Buckeye Campground   
Camp Draw Trailhead    Restrooms open from June-November 15.
Chris Flat Campground   
Columbine Campground   
Crags Campground   
Crystal Springs Campground Open to Visitor
Desert Creek Campground Open to Visitor
East Creek Campground Open to Visitor Bathrooms available. This campground has seven first come first serve sites. Most sites have picnic tables, and fire ring with grate. No potable water available, and garbage cans are located conveniently at most sites.
Green Creek Campground   
Green Creek Group Campground   
Honeymoon Flat Campground   
Hope Valley Campground Open to Visitor
Jack Creek Campground Open to Visitor No fee campground.
Kingston Campground   
Kit Carson Campground Open to Visitor
Lamoille Canyon Interpretive Trail Open to Visitor
Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway Open to Visitor
Leavitt Meadows Campground   
Lower Bluster Campground Open to Visitor
Lower Twin Lake Campground   
Lye Creek Campground Open to Visitor Open June - October
Markleeville Campground Open to Visitor
Mt. Rose Campground Open to Visitor
Obsidian Campground   
Paha Campground   
Pavlak Campground Open to Visitor
Peavine Creek Campground   
Pine Creek Campground    Access is dependent upon weather and road conditions.
Pine Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Powerhouse Group Picnic Site Closed to Visitor
Powerhouse Picnic Site Closed to Visitor
Robinson Creek South/North Campground   
San Juan Campground Open to Visitor
Sawmill Campground Open to Visitor
Silver Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Sonora Bridge Campground   
Sonora Bridge Meadow Picnic Site Open to Visitor
South Ruby Campground Open to Visitor
Terraces Campground-Picnic Area Closed to Visitor Closed for the season
Thomas Canyon Campground Open to Visitor
Timber Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Timber Creek Group Picnic Site Open to Visitor
Toquima Cave Campground Open to Visitor
Trumbull Lake Campground   
Upper Bluster Campground Open to Visitor
Ward Mountain Campground Open to Visitor
Ward Mountain Day Use Area Open to Visitor
Ward Mountain Group Picnic Site Open to Visitor
Wildhorse Crossing Campground Open to Visitor $5 per night during open season.

Spotlights

Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area

[Photo] Looking north across Leavitt Bowl to Koenig Lake and Latopie Lake Bowls.  Photo taken by Eri

The quality snow conditions and challenging terrain in the Sonora Pass area provide avid snowmobilers, backcountry skiers and snowboarders the opportunity to experience extreme winter sports unmatched anywhere in the Sierra Nevada.