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.

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2020 Recreation Information

Visitors to the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest are encouraged to stay safe while recreating on the Forest by adhering to all local, state and federal guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as well as abiding by all fire restrictions. Visitors are also reminded that while Forest offices and visitor centers are still closed, the following online and non-contact services are available until further notice.

Forest Closures

Carson Ranger District

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.


Publications is a tool to help visitors plan thier next trip to the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Reserve in advance specific Forest facilities, and purchase passes and permits. 

Visitor Guide

This Visitor Guide provides the information you need to make the most of your Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest experience.



Fact Sheet

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National offers a setting of classic Western beauty and is known for its many recreational opportunities, scenic vistas, and wild places.



Take a look at the Forest’s e-newsletter, which includes Forest information, news, feature articles, colorful photos, and much more!

Year In Review

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest would like to take this opportunity to share highlights of our yearly accomplishments. 

Boots In the Forest

Through a series of articles, the Forest is recognizing employees for the important work they do and highlighting a variety of U.S. Forest Service careers.

Recent News


Lemoille Canyon Reopening Effort

Image of the large equipment needed to repair the road in Lemoille Canyon after the 2021 mudslides

From Friday, July 30, through Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021 some parts of Lamoille Canyon near Elko, Nevada, received eight inches of rain, a quarter of the annual precipitation for the area. This vast amount of rain in a short time caused 20 debris flows, with the largest measuring over 10 feet deep. 

Read the story of the efforts needed to reopen this popular recreation destination.

Beetles Battle Invaders on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Image of the Leafy Spurge invasive plant and the beetles used to control it

Invasions are not typically as dramatic as movies depict. Oftentimes, over the course of several years, invaders slowly establish and integrate themselves into new surroundings, gradually displacing species who originally called a particular place home.

Euphorbia esula, a noxious weed more commonly known as leafy spurge, is one such invader. The Forest has been using various biocontrols to treat invasive species for at least the past two decades. Read how the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is using a natural predator of this invasive species to control it and allow native plants to re-establish.


Employment Opportunities

Employment at the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Forest Service careers provide exciting and challenging opportunities to be involved in the management and protection more than 193 million acres of our nation’s most magnificent lands.

Interactive Prescribed Fire ArcGIS StoryMap

Lighting a Pile

View an interactive ArcGIS StoryMap that is dedicated to all things prescribed fire! 


Forest Tribal Relations

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Tribes Map

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest recognizes and celebrates the sovereignty of over 26 federally recognized Tribes with ancestral ties to this region.

Range Program

Landscape on the Mountain City-Ruby Mountains-Jarbidge Ranger District

The Forest concentrates it efforts on managing the vegetation resources across the range landscape to serve a multitude of resource needs.

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