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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.


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

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


Interactive Prescribed Fire ArcGIS StoryMap

Lighting a Pile

View an interactive ArcGIS StoryMap that is dedicated to all things prescribed fire! Learn more about the benefits of prescribed fire; the process that takes place prior to ignition; how smoke and air quality is monitored; and different tools of the trade. Also listen to an interview with a Fuels Technician and see many photos and videos on how prescribed fire is being used across the Forest!

Spring Mountains National Recreation Area—More Than a Backyard

Four people hiking in the sunshine along a wash in snow-dusted mountains.

It happens throughout the year, an influx of visitors excited to throw off the trappings of the city head to the mountains for fun in the great outdoors. While national forests are wonderful places to recreate and enjoy nature, the pleasure of using these spaces comes with responsibilities shared by all who visit. 

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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.

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.


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.

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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