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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.

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Permits to cut Christmas trees on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest are now available. The U.S. Forest Service Christmas Tree Program is designed for families, businesses, and institutions wishing to cut their own trees for decorating.

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Carson and Bridgeport Ranger Districts

Austin-Tonopah, Ely, and Mountian City-Ruby Mountains-Jarbidge Ranger Districts

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.


 Visitor Guide

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




 Forest Fact Sheet

2017 Forest Fact SheetThe 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.



Monthly Forest Newsletter

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest LogoTake a look at the Forest’s monthly e-newsletter, which includes Forest information, news, feature articles,  colorful photos, and much more!



2017 Year In Review

2017 Year In Review ReportThe 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

 Boots in the ForestThrough 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.


People, Places, and Things

2017 People, Place, and Things Read more in-depth stories from all across the Forest. 

Recent News


Fort McDermitt Cooperative Domestic Horse Removal

Fort McDermitt Cooperative Domestic Horse Removal

The Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribe and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest are working together to conduct a series of operations to remove tribal members’ privately owned horses that are grazing without authorization on the Santa Rosa Ranger District. These are domestic animals and are not protected under the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971.

Bird Creek and Timber Creek Campgrounds on the Ely Ranger District Closed

Timber Creek Campground

The Bird Creek and Timber Creek Campgrounds on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest's Ely Ranger District will be closed throughout the 2018 summer season due to scheduled reconstruction projects. Both projects are being funded by Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act.

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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.

Temporary Shooting Closure in Lovell Canyon

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The temporary emergency shooting closure in Lovell Canyon has been extended. The closure area includes about 32,000 acres on both sides of Forest Service Road 45537 (Lovell Canyon Road).


2018 Cold Creek Emergency Wild Horse Gather

2018 Cold Creek Emergency Wild Horse Gather

Due to extreme drought conditions and lack of forage, the Forest gathered and provided emergency care for wild horses in the Cold Creek area, outside of Las Vegas.

Biannual Monitoring Reports Competed and Available for Review

2018 Humboldt NF Biannual Monitoring Report

The 2018 Biannual Monitoring reports for Humboldt National Forest and Toiyabe National Forest have been completed and available for public review.

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