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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.

Firewood On Sale On the SMNRA

  Click here for detailed instructions on how to purchase firewood permits.


Christmas Tree on Sale Nov. 2 - Dec. 24

  Click here for more informatin on how to purchase Christmas tree permits


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 and following all fire restrictions. Forest officials want to remind the public that offices, visitor centers, and California group campsites are still closed. See available online services below. For more specific information, please call the local Forest Service offices.


Available Online Services

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest offices remain closed. Please call the Ranger District directly for details on how to obtain firewood cutting or other permits. The following services are available online:



  • Forest Wide
    • ALL Forest Offices
    • Visitors Centers
  • California
    • ​All Group Campsites


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.


Maps and Publications

Maps (Under Development)

Visitor Guide

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

Fact Sheet

The Forest offers a setting of classic Western beauty and is known for its many recreational opportunities, scenic vistas, and wild places where visitors can still find solitude.

Bimonthly Newsletter

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

Year In Review

The Forest would like to take this opportunity to share highlights of our accomplishments. We are proud to be entrusted to care for this land and serve the American people.

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


SMNRA Prospectus Released for Outfitting and Guiding and Recreation Events

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The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is seeking applications through a competitive prospectus process for outfitting and guiding, recreation events, and other recreation services on the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area near Las Vegas. Applications are due by Friday, Nov. 13.

Notice of Availability of the Final Lee Canyon EIS Published

Lee Canyon Ski Resort Near Las Vegas

Today, the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest published the Notice of Availability of the final Lee Canyon Master Development Plan Phase I Environmental Impact Statement for a 30-day review period. The Record of Decision will be finalized after this review period. 


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Interested in a job with the U.S. Forest Service?

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.

Humboldt-Toiyabe National 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.


Paiute Cutthroat Trout Reintroduced to Native Habitat

2019 Paiute Cutthroat Reintroduced to Silver King Creek

California’s native Paiute cutthroat trout, the rarest trout in North America, swims once again in its high Sierra home waters for the first time in more than 100 years.

Wild Horse Adoption Program

Wild Horse Adoption Program

Learn about how you can adopt a horse through the BLM's Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program.

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