The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
) is the principal U.S. National
Forest located in the U.S. state of
Nevada. With an area of 6.3 million acres (25,000
km²), it is the largest National Forest of the United States outside of Alaska.
does not resemble most other National Forests in that it has
numerous fairly large but non-contiguous sections scattered about
most of the state of Nevada and a portion of eastern California.
are scattered across the many mountain
ranges in Nevada, from the Santa Rosa Range in the north to the Spring Mountains near Las Vegas in the south. A small part of the
forest (about 11%) is actually in eastern California, in the areas around
Bridgeport and Markleeville and other areas east of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
forest lies in 13 counties in Nevada and 6 in California.
counties with the largest amount of forest land are Nye, Elko, and White Pine in Nevada, and Mono County in California, but there are 15 other counties with
land in this widely dispersed forest. Forest headquarters
are located in Sparks,
The smaller and more northeasterly Humboldt National
is located generally in eastern and northern
Nevada, in parts of Elko, White Pine, Humboldt, Nye, and Lincoln
counties. It has about 43.5% of the total area. There are local
ranger district offices located
in Ely, Elko, Wells, and
The larger and more southwesterly Toiyabe National
is located generally in central, western, and
southern Nevada and eastern California, in parts of Nye, Lander,
Mineral, Lyon, Eureka, Washoe, Douglas, and Clark counties and
Carson City in Nevada, and Mono, Alpine, Sierra, Nevada, Lassen,
and El Dorado counties in California. It has about 56.5% of the
total area. There are local ranger district offices
located in Austin, Bridgeport, Carson City, Las Vegas, and Tonopah.
(Bridgeport is the only station that is in California.)
- (formerly Ruby
Mountains National Forest)
In descending order of forest land area 
- Nye, Elko, White Pine, Lander, Humboldt, Mineral, Lyon, Eureka,
Washoe, Douglas, Clark, Lincoln, Carson City
- Mono, Alpine, Sierra, Nevada, Lassen, El Dorado