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

Buckeye Campground

1. Buckeye Campground

If you’ve been hankering to get off the grid and give roughing it a try, it’s time to head to the Buckeye Campground, located just a hike’s...

Megan
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...
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Honeymoon Flat Campground

2. Honeymoon Flat Campground

We bet that any honeymoon spent at this high elevation (7,000 feet!) campground will be a huge success. Forgot the wine and cheese? You’re just 8...

Sandi
Sandi: Lower Honeymoon Flat CG opens 4/28/2016, Reservations start 5/19/2016 Upper Honeymoon opens 5/27/2016, no reservations...
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McWilliams Campground

3. McWilliams Campground

This is it, a campground close to Las Vegas that offers a wild and magical island in the desert. McWilliams Campground, located in the Spring...

David
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...
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Mt. Rose Campground

4. Mt. Rose Campground

Mount Rose Campground is highly recommended, as its light usage does not reflect the amount of activities available nearby nor the beauty. This...

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Leavitt Meadows Campground

5. Leavitt Meadows Campground

Leavitt Meadows Campground sits among Jeffrey pines along the West Walker River. This campground is a great starting point for day hikes. Leavitt...

Julian
Julian: This is an immaculate first come, first serve campground in the heart of Toiyabe thanks to the amazing Camp Host Dennis. The...
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Mahogany Grove Campground

6. Mahogany Grove Campground

There is so much more to Las Vegas than the strip. Why not check out the lights of desert skies and camp out at the Mahogany Grove Campground? The...

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Big Creek Campground

7. Big Creek Campground

A small camp at the mouth of a canyon along a creek, Big Creek Campground is surrounded by water birch, cottonwood, and Russian olive trees with a...

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Lower Twin Lake Campground

8. Lower Twin Lake Campground

Lower Twin Lake Campground has sites available for camping below massive Jeffrey pines that tower over the campground. Campers here also find...

Jeff
Jeff: Both Lower and upper Twin Lakes offer nice views and reflections on a calm day.
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Hilltop Campground

9. Hilltop Campground

Close to Las Vegas, Hilltop Campground offers the perfect respite to detox from sin city. Campers can enjoy ample hiking, horseback riding,...

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Kingston Campground

10. Kingston Campground

A small camp located near the Toiyabe Crest National Recreation Trail and Arc Dome Wilderness, Kingston Campground gives you great access to nearby...

Katey
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...
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Toquima Cave Campground

11. Toquima Cave Campground

Toquima Cave Campground sits in a forested area just a half-mile from the nearby caves. The cave walls were decorated in red, yellow, black, and...

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Hope Valley Campground

12. Hope Valley Campground

Hope Valley Campground, located in none other than the gorgeous Hope Valley, is pleasantly covered by Jeffrey and Lodgepole pines and sits at a...

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Thomas Canyon Campground

13. Thomas Canyon Campground

Located in the scenic Lamoille Canyon just outside of Elko, Thomas Canyon Campground serves up a nice slice of high elevation paradise! This area...

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Lookout Campground

14. Lookout Campground

Lookout Campground is a quiet spot to camp surrounded by aspen, near North Branch Dog Creek. Check out Crystal Mine, a short drive away, where you...

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Trumbull Lake Campground

15. Trumbull Lake Campground

Trumbull Lake Campground, located right along the banks of the gorgeous Trumbull Lake, is shaded by a thick lodgepole pine forest. Visitors can go...

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Sonora Bridge Campground

16. Sonora Bridge Campground

Sonora Bridge Campground sits among Jeffrey pines near the West Walker River. The river is popular with anglers, so cast a line for to catch some...

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Crags Campground

17. Crags Campground

One of the larger campgrounds, Crags campgrounds has two loops. It’s location is beautifully shaded by Jeffrey pine trees and is in close proximity...

Meredith
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...
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Angel Lake Campground

18. Angel Lake Campground

I think we just found a camping miracle at Angel Lake Campground. Campsites surround a hidden alpine lake that offers canoeing, fishing for rainbow...

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Bob Scott Campground

19. Bob Scott Campground

A high elevation camp (7,200 feet) set in a pinyon-juniper forest, Bob Scott Campground sets you up for some solid recreational opportunities. Go...

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Green Creek Campground

20. Green Creek Campground

Green Creek Campground sits along the creek, shaded by a canopy of aspen and pine. Green Creek has great fishing, and there are awesome hiking...

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Desert Creek Campground

21. Desert Creek Campground

Desert Creek Campground is a remote spot for camping, shaded by Jeffrey and lodgepole pine. The campground sits on Desert Creek, which is stocked...

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Silver Creek Campground

22. Silver Creek Campground

Silver Creek Campground is located right on the mountainside amidst scenic fire and pine forests. The campground offers great fishing at Noble...

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Timber Creek Campground

23. Timber Creek Campground

Looking for some high mountain bliss? Head to Timber Creek Campground, located in the shade of a serene grove of Engelmann spruce, aspen, and white...

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Fletcher View Campground

24. Fletcher View Campground

Looking for some camping close to Las Vegas where you can explore your wildside? Head to Fletcher View Campground and take a peek into the...

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Bird Creek Recreation Area

25. Bird Creek Recreation Area

Located at an elevation of 8,200 feet, Bird Creek Recreation Area welcomes you to come grow some wings and caw into the sky. Located in the scenic...

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Lye Creek Campground

26. Lye Creek Campground

Lye Creek Campground is nestled in a grove of aspen in the rugged Santa Rosa Mountain Range. The campground is near Lye Creek as well as South Fork...

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Jack Creek Campground

27. Jack Creek Campground

Jack Creek Campground sits in an open cottonwood area near the creek. This campground is popular with anglers who fish for trout in Jack Creek, and...

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Paha Campground

28. Paha Campground

With 19 single sites and 1 double, Paha Campground is situated near Robinson Creek and is shaded by massive Jeffrey pines. The campground has...

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Ward Mountain Campground

29. Ward Mountain Campground

Located in the Ward Mountain Recreation Area, the campground is in a forest of pinyon pine and juniper offering shade and privacy to visitors....

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Bootleg Campground

30. Bootleg Campground

When in Rome, or say Bootleg Campground, it’s important to take some time to yourself and just relax. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to do...

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Green Creek Group Campground

31. Green Creek Group Campground

Glen Creek Campground is known specifically for fantastic rainbow trout fishing opportunities in the nearby Glen Creek. The campground is...

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Pine Creek Campground

32. Pine Creek Campground

Pine Creek Campground sits in Monitor Valley on the eastern side of Toquima Mountain Range. The campground is dotted with trees providing limited...

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Robinson Creek South/North Campground

33. Robinson Creek South/North Campground

The Robinson Creek South/North Campground is, you guessed it, right near Robinson Creek (a creek known for great rainbow trout fishing). Shaded by...

Isabelle
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...
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Chris Flat Campground

34. Chris Flat Campground

For rugged adventures that require an all-in mentality, Chris Flat Campground has it all. Located inside Walker Canyon and adjacent to the Walker...

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East Creek Campground

35. East Creek Campground

East Creek Campground is on the slopes of Schell Creek Range. The campground sits in a forest of alder, pinyon, and juniper near East Creek,...

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Big Bend Campground

36. Big Bend Campground

Big Bend Campground sits in an aspen grove surrounded by wide open country. Sunflower Reservoir is nearby, and the larger Wild Horse Reservoir is...

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Columbine Campground

37. Columbine Campground

Explore the Toiyabe Crest Trail and Arc Dome Wilderness with a stay at Columbine Campground. This site has a canyon setting on Stewart Creek, and a...

Crystal Springs Campground

38. Crystal Springs Campground

Crystal Springs Campground sits near the West Fork Carson River in the shade of Jeffrey and lodgepole pines. The river is popular with anglers, so...

Peavine Creek Campground

39. Peavine Creek Campground

You’ll find Peavine Creek Campground on the southeastern side of the rugged Toiyable Mountain Range. This small and quiet campground sits on the...

Upper Bluster Campground

40. Upper Bluster Campground

Upper Bluster Campground sits on the banks of Jarbidge River, a short walk from Bonanza Creek. Yep, those are their real names. You can’t make this...

Pavlak Campground

41. Pavlak Campground

With dense tall trees and the nearby Jarbridge River, Pavlak Campground is a high-altitude campground (6,600 feet) that not that many people may...

San Juan Campground

42. San Juan Campground

Perched at 7,600 feet of elevation, San Juan Campground has an open setting with views of the canyon and access to the Toiyabe Crest National...

Wildhorse Crossing Campground

43. Wildhorse Crossing Campground

Wildhorse Crossing Campground sits along the banks of the Owyhee (Oh-WHY-HEE) River among native brush and willows. There is great fishing in the...

Obsidian Campground

44. Obsidian Campground

Obsidian Campground is nestled in a forest of aspen and pine on Molybdenite Creek. Popular with anglers, Little Walker River is stocked with trout,...

Lower Bluster Campground

45. Lower Bluster Campground

Lower Bluster Campground sits among large trees near Jarbidge River. The town of Jarbidge, Nevada is 3. 5 miles to the north, where you’ll find a...

Sawmill Campground

46. Sawmill Campground

Sawmill Campground is located on Jarbidge River, just off of Main Street in the town of Jarbidge, Nevada. Originally a gold mining town, today’s...

Markleeville Campground

47. Markleeville Campground

Markleeville Campground sits among Jeffrey pines and cottonwood trees near Millberry Creek. The campground is just outside the little town of...

Cherry Creek Campground

48. Cherry Creek Campground

Cherry Creek Campground sits in a forest of pinyon and juniper near Little Cherry Creek. This rustic campground is just outside of Quinn Canyon...

Kit Carson Campground

49. Kit Carson Campground

Kit Carson Campground sits on the banks of the West Fork Carson River. The campground is surrounded by Jeffrey pines and aspen. The nearest town is...

South Ruby Campground

50. South Ruby Campground

Looking for a gem in the Ruby Mountains? South Ruby Campground is sure to sparkle. Campsites are situated above Ruby Lake and offer breathtaking...

Angel Creek Campground

51. Angel Creek Campground

Angel Creek Campground peacefully sits under a grove of golden aspens just outside of Wells. The campground is a wee bit down the road from Angel...

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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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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 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.

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. : (