Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Guide

Introduction

Travel to the Wild West as you visit the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, the largest national forest that encompasses both Nevada and California. With an astonishing 6.3 million acres, this national forest is accessible from larger cities of the West Coast. Open year-round, this national forest provides a wide range of activities to enjoy during your next vacation to this majestic area. This forest offers a full range of vegetation from cactus to the majestic pines of the mountains. Paddle down the numerous streams and rivers, fish in the plentiful lakes, or hike to a hidden waterfall while being out in nature.

From the snow-capped mountains to the desert, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest provides a home to a wide array of wildlife. You'll never know what you're going to see with over 350 different species like bighorn sheep, bobcats, and mountain lions. Whether you are after an adrenaline-filled adventure or some R&R amongst the wild during your vacation, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest needs to be on your RV camping to-do list. Forty-four campgrounds offer both first-come, first-served and reservable campsites. We've highlighted several of our top favorites below.

RV Rentals in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Transportation

Driving

Your next adventure awaits at Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in Sparks, Nevada! Don't delay and make plans today to get a little RV traveling to one of the most amazing national forests in the Nevada and California. Leisurely drive the scenic byways as you take in the sounds and sights of this unique side of Mother Nature. It does not matter the season that you choose to camp in your motorhome; you'll be able to take in the majestic mountain views of this breathtaking forest year-round. Most roads in and surrounding the forest are easy to navigate. You'll want to use caution on some smaller roads in the mountains that are hilly or curvy.

Parking

Public Transportation

Campgrounds and parking in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Campsites in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Reservations camping

Honeymoon Flat Campground

Like its name, you'll be over the moon when you camp in your RV at this exotic location! A short drive to Bridgeport, California, Honeymoon Flat Campground offers 25 reservable spots for your next fantastic camping trip. High up in the mountains at 7,000 feet, this campground provides potable water, picnic tables, and toilets, along with unforgettable views. This campground is popular among boats and anglers who like the easy access to Twin Lakes. Honeymoon Flat Campground is typically open from April to September. The maximum RV or trailer length is 35 feet.

First-come first-served

Sonora Bridge Campground

Nestled next to the West Walker River, you'll find the Sonora Bridge Campground for your awesome RV vacation. Enjoy the shade of the pine trees as you relax with a good book or take a well-deserved nap. Twenty-three RV sites are first-come, first-served at this rustic campground, which is surrounded by the calming sounds of the nearby rivers. A pet-friendly area, this campground provides potable water, picnic tables, and vault toilets. This campground is open from April to October. RVs and trailers up to 35 feet long will fit here.

Buckeye Campground

If the rustic life is your vibe, then Buckeye Campground is for you! Open from May to September, this is a great place to meet other campers, with 68 first-come, first-served campsites. Your site will be a short hike to a hot spring, and there is also fishing in the nearby Buckeye Creek - a great way to catch your dinner. Bring in water to this campground, as only picnic tables and vault toilets are available for RV campers. RV and trailers up to 35 feet long can be accommodated.

Seasonal activities in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Off-Season

Fish in the Great Outdoors

Cast your line and cares away as you take a breath and enjoy time outdoors thought this favorite pastime. Famous for trout fishing in American Wild River’s North Folk and Angel Lake, anglers find this national forest as a favorite fishing spot. Stream fishing is also popular at many of the campgrounds. The fishing opportunities are endless here, so sit back and take in the unforgettable scenery.

Get Out in the Forest

Grab your hat, sunscreen, and lace up your hiking boots as you explore the many trails at Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest! Keep an eye out for some fantastic vista views or wildlife sighting, so make sure to grab your camera out of the camper. With over 500 miles of trails, like the fantastic Loch Leven Lakes Trail, you’ll want to explore it all for a tranquil getaway during this family-friendly activity.

Explore the Mountain Bike Trails

There’s nothing like being out on the trails on your mountain bike, especially in an amazing location. Head out from your RV camping site and explore the many trails and rough roads within the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. From seeing the wildflowers in bloom on the Butcher Ranch Trail to the variety of terrain, this area makes for an unforgettable ride.

In-Season

Scenic Drive

Get out and hit the payment for some carefree driving through the vast wilderness of Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. There are several byways to travel, including Ebbetts Pass, Carson Pass, Lake Tahoe, and Angle Lake, among others as you explore this part of the Wild West. Unbelievably gorgeous, this trip will take your breath away from the fantastic beautiful views you’ll have from the RV.

Get Out on the Water

Live life simply during your motorhome camping trip and enjoy the serenity of the waterways at Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Enjoy the kayak life as you paddle down Jackson Meadow and Boca reservoirs. Take a dip in the many small ponds and then stretch out on your beach towel as you relax in the sun. Remember to pack your favorite swimsuit and sunscreen before you head out from your RV camping site.

Dine Outdoors

Sit back and relax as you enjoy an outdoor meal at Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Traveling with a large group, have your picnic at Ward Mountain Group Picnic Site, which provides several picnic tables and grills. For meals with a little solitude and relaxation, enjoy your outdoor meal lounging next to a stream or a lake as you listen to the quiet sounds of nature. Either way, it will be a meal you won’t soon forget.