Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

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About Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Saddle up, boys and girls, it’s time to ride on into the Humboldt-Toiyiabe National Forest. The HT happens to be the largest tract of national forest in the lower 48! The forest covers 6.3 million acres!!! This means you can probably do or find just about anything. Soak in some hot springs, hike a mountain, fish for some trout, frolic amidst wildflowers, picnic beside some Joshua Trees, sing some cowboy poetry into the wind, or just plain roll around in the sage brush in your undies, bottle of whiskey in hand. With so much land to cover, and such a diversity of quality recreation opportunities, you best get started!

Campgrounds in Humboldt-Toiyabe

Honeymoon Flat Campground
Sandi
Sandi: Lower Honeymoon Flat CG opens 4/28/2016, Reservations start 5/19/2016 Upper Honeymoon opens 5/27/2016,...
Hilltop Campground
Close to Las Vegas, Hilltop Campground offers the perfect respite to detox from sin city. Campers can...
Columbine Campground
Explore the Toiyabe Crest Trail and Arc Dome Wilderness with a stay at Columbine Campground. This site...
Crags Campground
Meredith
Meredith: This campground was perfect for our group of 4, which easily fit into one campsite. It's a very open...
Buckeye Campground
Megan
Megan: The thing about this camp ground is that it's actually not open and you have to drive over the creek...
Leavitt Meadows Campground
Julian
Julian: This is an immaculate first come, first serve campground in the heart of Toiyabe thanks to the amazing...
Desert Creek Campground
Desert Creek Campground is a remote spot for camping, shaded by Jeffrey and lodgepole pine. The...
Lookout Campground
Lookout Campground is a quiet spot to camp surrounded by aspen, near North Branch Dog Creek. Check out...
Green Creek Campground
Green Creek Campground sits along the creek, shaded by a canopy of aspen and pine. Green Creek has...
Green Creek Group Campground
Glen Creek Campground is known specifically for fantastic rainbow trout fishing opportunities in the...
Kit Carson Campground
Kit Carson Campground sits on the banks of the West Fork Carson River. The campground is surrounded by...
Timber Creek Campground
Looking for some high mountain bliss? Head to Timber Creek Campground, located in the shade of a...
Angel Creek Campground
Angel Creek Campground peacefully sits under a grove of golden aspens just outside of Wells. The...
Angel Lake Campground
I think we just found a camping miracle at Angel Lake Campground. Campsites surround a hidden alpine...
South Ruby Campground
Looking for a gem in the Ruby Mountains? South Ruby Campground is sure to sparkle. Campsites are...
Fletcher View Campground
Looking for some camping close to Las Vegas where you can explore your wildside? Head to Fletcher View...
Kingston Campground
Katey
Katey: Found a walk up site very late one Wednesday night in June. Some have called this the "Yosemite of...
Robinson Creek South/North Campground
Isabelle
Isabelle: Right on the edge of Inyo National Forest so that it's one of the few spots near Mono Lake with tree...
Ward Mountain Campground
Located in the Ward Mountain Recreation Area, the campground is in a forest of pinyon pine and juniper...
Paha Campground
With 19 single sites and 1 double, Paha Campground is situated near Robinson Creek and is shaded by...
Bob Scott Campground
A high elevation camp (7,200 feet) set in a pinyon-juniper forest, Bob Scott Campground sets you up...
Hope Valley Campground
Hope Valley Campground, located in none other than the gorgeous Hope Valley, is pleasantly covered by...
Big Creek Campground
A small camp at the mouth of a canyon along a creek, Big Creek Campground is surrounded by water...
Bootleg Campground
When in Rome, or say Bootleg Campground, it’s important to take some time to yourself and just relax....
Trumbull Lake Campground
Trumbull Lake Campground, located right along the banks of the gorgeous Trumbull Lake, is shaded by a...
Sonora Bridge Campground
Sonora Bridge Campground sits among Jeffrey pines near the West Walker River. The river is popular...
Markleeville Campground
Markleeville Campground sits among Jeffrey pines and cottonwood trees near Millberry Creek. The...
Pine Creek Campground
Pine Creek Campground sits in Monitor Valley on the eastern side of Toquima Mountain Range. The...
Sawmill Campground
Sawmill Campground is located on Jarbidge River, just off of Main Street in the town of Jarbidge,...
Upper Bluster Campground
Upper Bluster Campground sits on the banks of Jarbidge River, a short walk from Bonanza Creek. Yep,...
Toquima Cave Campground
Toquima Cave Campground sits in a forested area just a half-mile from the nearby caves. The cave walls...
Chris Flat Campground
For rugged adventures that require an all-in mentality, Chris Flat Campground has it all. Located...
Lower Twin Lake Campground
Jeff
Jeff: Both Lower and upper Twin Lakes offer nice views and reflections on a calm day.
Thomas Canyon Campground
Located in the scenic Lamoille Canyon just outside of Elko, Thomas Canyon Campground serves up a nice...
Mahogany Grove Campground
There is so much more to Las Vegas than the strip. Why not check out the lights of desert skies and...
Bird Creek Recreation Area
Located at an elevation of 8,200 feet, Bird Creek Recreation Area welcomes you to come grow some wings...
Crystal Springs Campground
Crystal Springs Campground sits near the West Fork Carson River in the shade of Jeffrey and lodgepole...
McWilliams Campground
David
David : There is no lake in Spring Mountains like this one that I have seen and I have hunted and camped there...
East Creek Campground
East Creek Campground is on the slopes of Schell Creek Range. The campground sits in a forest of...
Silver Creek Campground
Silver Creek Campground is located right on the mountainside amidst scenic fire and pine forests. The...
Cherry Creek Campground
Cherry Creek Campground sits in a forest of pinyon and juniper near Little Cherry Creek. This rustic...
San Juan Campground
Perched at 7,600 feet of elevation, San Juan Campground has an open setting with views of the canyon...
Peavine Creek Campground
You’ll find Peavine Creek Campground on the southeastern side of the rugged Toiyable Mountain Range....
Big Bend Campground
Big Bend Campground sits in an aspen grove surrounded by wide open country. Sunflower Reservoir is...
Pavlak Campground
With dense tall trees and the nearby Jarbridge River, Pavlak Campground is a high-altitude campground...
Wildhorse Crossing Campground
Wildhorse Crossing Campground sits along the banks of the Owyhee (Oh-WHY-HEE) River among native brush...
Lye Creek Campground
Lye Creek Campground is nestled in a grove of aspen in the rugged Santa Rosa Mountain Range. The...
Obsidian Campground
Obsidian Campground is nestled in a forest of aspen and pine on Molybdenite Creek. Popular with...
Lower Bluster Campground
Lower Bluster Campground sits among large trees near Jarbidge River. The town of Jarbidge, Nevada is...
Jack Creek Campground
Jack Creek Campground sits in an open cottonwood area near the creek. This campground is popular with...
Mt. Rose Campground
Mount Rose Campground is highly recommended, as its light usage does not reflect the amount of...

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Hipcamper Katey

Found a walk up site very late one Wednesday night in June. Some have called this the "Yosemite of Nevada" and I would very much agree. I felt like I was staying next to a green screen. Campground was kept very clean. Fell asleep to the sound of rushing water.

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Hipcamper Julian

This is an immaculate first come, first serve campground in the heart of Toiyabe thanks to the amazing Camp Host Dennis. The pit toilets are cleaned twice daily, and almost all sites have great privacy from trees and brush! The camp is on the side of the highway, however it sees very little traffic, and most sites are on the lower portion of the loop away from the road.

The camp sits on the beautiful West Walker River that has plenty of room for fishing, or river side lounging. There are plenty of hiking trails near by the camp, I would highly suggest hiking Leavitt Peak, the trailhead is at Sonora Pass.

Protip: Drive out to the Travertine Hot Springs near Bridgeport. The locals in the General Store are friendly and can direct you!

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Hipcamper Jeff

Both Lower and upper Twin Lakes offer nice views and reflections on a calm day.

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Hipcamper David

There is no lake in Spring Mountains like this one that I have seen and I have hunted and camped there since 1963 where was the picture taken ?

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Hipcamper Megan

The thing about this camp ground is that it's actually not open and you have to drive over the creek and up the hill to find what I can only imagine is what the mono county campground site describes as a parking lot. That's where you actually pitch a tent. I saw no country store, no resort, and no shell station the way I went. Apparently there are different ways in. All the folks we met were as sweet and polite as punch. Loved it. You just have to make peace with it being unclear and difficult to find, but you will!

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Hipcamper Meredith

This campground was perfect for our group of 4, which easily fit into one campsite. It's a very open campground, not very many trees to hide you from your neighbors. The ground is mostly covered in bushes but there is a nice stream with decent fishing within walking distance, not to mention amazing hot springs a few miles away. We came in early September and the weather was perfect. The town of Bridgeport is a ten minute drive away. It has a few small markets and restaurants. Bodie is about 30 minutes away but totally worth the drive.

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Humboldt-Toiyabe has some spooky ghost towns that are definitely worth checking out if you’re brave enough. Look into going to Aurora in Nevada, or Hamilton, Treasure City, Eberhardt and Shermantown in the White Pine Mining District.

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Know the properties of the areas where you are going, temperatures can range from 0˚ in some places to 120˚ in others!

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Hey, bird watchers! This national park is home largest nesting bird species list in any upland vegetation type in the west.

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There have been some fire problems in the past, so check fire reports before heading out. Also generally look out for alerts and notices before your trip.

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There are some CRAZY backcountry skiing opportunities in places like the Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area.

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Visit the crystal mine near Lookout campground and mine some crystals that you can take home!

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Bring your own water, but also be sure to check out USGS water data before heading out.

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If you plan on going into bear country (which covers a fair amount of the area), then make sure you obtain and understand special safety and food regulations.

Hipcamper Isabelle

Right on the edge of Inyo National Forest so that it's one of the few spots near Mono Lake with tree cover. Twin Lakes is beautiful and just a short walk away. The site itself is set up so that most sites are next to the creek. Lovely spot.

Hipcamper Sandi

Lower Honeymoon Flat CG opens 4/28/2016, Reservations start 5/19/2016 Upper Honeymoon opens 5/27/2016, no reservations required....

Hipcamper Johnny

Bogus photograph. There isn't a lake there. : (