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.


Buck Creek Canyon Jarbidge Ranger DistrictBull Elk on Cold Creek, Spring Mountains National Recreation AreaFritillary butterfly, Jarbidge WildernessCorn Lily, Mountain City Ranger DistrictSpring Bloom on Duck Creek, Ely Ranger DistrictEarly spring, East side of the Ruby MountainsJoshua Tree Bloom, Spring Mountains National Recreation AreaSpring comes to Mountain City DistrictRuby Mountains illuminated by alpenglow


Top Things People Want to Know

G E T   A C T I V E . . . B E   P R E P A R E D . . .
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


Stage II Fire Restrictions & Shooting Closure

Lovell Fire

Due to high fire danger, the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA) on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest will be entering into Stage II Fire Restrictions and area-wide shooting closure. The restrictions will remain in place until Sept. 30, 2016, or when Forest officials determine that conditions have changed sufficiently to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire.

Forest Publishes Bi-State Sage-grouse Record of Decision

Bi-State Sage-grouse

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest announced its final plan to conserve, enhance, and restore sagebrush and associated habitats to provide for the long-term viability of a small but distinct population of greater sage-grouse on public lands in Nevada and California. The recently released Bi-State Sage-grouse (BSSG) Record of Decision (ROD), which provides consistent management direction across the Forest, describes amendments to the Toiyabe National Forest land management plan.

View All Features


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.

Veterans Group Helps Maintain Trail on Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Team Red, White, and Blue

Friends of Nevada Wilderness staff and nine volunteers from Team Red, White, and Blue conduct a trail work project on the Forest.


Forest Leadership Attend Traditional Ecological Knowledge Summit

Traditional Ecological Knowledge Summit

The Nevada Indian Commission in conjunction with the Bi-State Sage Grouse Executive Oversight Committee hosted a three day Traditional Ecological Knowledge Summit.

Angel Creek Campground Adds a Group Site

Angel Creek Campground

Angel Creek Campground on the Ruby Mountains Ranger District has been upgraded and now offers a group camping...