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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.

WHAT TO KNOW TO RECREATE OVER FOURTH OF JULY!

The Fourth of July is one of America’s great landmark holidays, celebrating our nation's independence. It is also a perfect time to enjoy National Forest System (NFS) lands. Visitors are encouraged to stay safe during the holiday weekend by adhering to all local, state and federal guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and following all fire restrictions, including not possessing and using fireworks.

While most campgrounds, Nevada group campsites and day use areas that hold less than 50 people are open, Forest officials want to remind the public that offices, visitor centers, and California group campsites are still closed. See available online services below.

 

MAHOGANY FIRE 

For updated information on the Mahogany Fire on the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area near Las Vegas, visit: 

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6811/

For a list of current open campgrounds, day use areas, trails, and roads, contact the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway at 702-872-5486. Please be patient​, as closures are subject to change.

 

Hoover Wilderness Walk-In Permits

While the Bridgeport Ranger District office remains closed to the public, the District is still issuing Hoover Wilderness walk-in permits. Hikers interested in obtaining one of these permits must stop by the office (75694 US-395, Bridgeport, California) and add their name to a sign-up sheet outside the front office window. They can return to their car and staff will call them to handle transactions over the phone. Recreational passes, fuelwood permits, campfire permits, and maps can also be purchased this same way.

Hoover Wilderness Permits reserved online through Recreation.gov will be emailed to hikers by Forest Service staff at the Bridgeport Ranger Station. These should be printed prior to the trip and kept in the possession of the trip leader. For more information on the Hoover Wilderness permits, visit www.recreation.gov or https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/htnf/passes-permits/?cid=fseprd673368.

 

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:

 

Closures

  • Forest Wide
    • Offices
    • Visitors Centers
  • California
    • ​​All Group Campsites
  • Nevada
    • Group Campsites and Day Use Areas that Hold More Than 50 People.
  • Mahogany Fire

Restrictions

  • Stage I Fire Restrictions: Austin-Tonapah, Bridgeport, Carson, Ely, Mountain City-Ruby Mountains-Jarbidge, and Santa Rosa Ranger Districts.
  • Stage II Fire: Restrictions: Spring Mountains National Recreation Area

Remeber the use or possession of fireworks on public lands is prohibited and subject to confiscation and fines of up to $5,000 and/or six months in jail. In addition, anyone found responsible for starting a wildfire can be held civilly and criminally liable. For information regarding how to prevent wildfires when recreating in the Forest, please visit nevadafireinfo.org.

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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!

 

 

Year In Review

 2019 Year in ReviewThe 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. 

 

Recent News


Features

How to Get Hoover Wilderness Walk-In Permits

Hoover Wilderness

While the Bridgeport Ranger District office remains closed to the public, the District is still issuing Hoover Wilderness walk-in permits. Hikers interested in obtaining one of these permits must stop by the office (75694 US-395, Bridgeport, California) and add their name to a sign-up sheet outside the front office window. They can return to their car and staff will call them to handle transactions over the phone. Recreational passes, fuelwood permits, campfire permits, and maps can also be purchased this same way. Hoover Wilderness Permits reserved online through Recreation.gov will be emailed to hikers by Forest Service staff at the Bridgeport Ranger Station. These should be printed prior to the trip and kept in the possession of the trip leader.


Forest Signs Rose Ski Tahoe Atoma Area Expansion Decision

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe

The Forest has issued the Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe Atoma Area Expansion Record of Decision (ROD) and Environmental Impact Statement. The Forest Supervisor Bill Dunkelberger selected and authorized Alternative 3, because it improves the quality of the ski area’s winter sports offerings on National Forest System (NFS) lands, while minimizing environmental and human impacts.


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Spotlights

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).

 




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.



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Highlights

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