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.


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.


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 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


Partners Test Innovative Reforestation Method on the Carson Ranger

The Carson Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest partnered with the Sugar Pine Foundation along with Flying Forests and the Desert Research Institute to use drone technology to restore a portion of the forest burned by the Loyalton Fire in August of 2020. The Fire burned more than 47 thousand acres across the Tahoe and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests. The 25-acre trial area being reseeded is in Dog Valley, west of Reno, Nevada.


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.

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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