The Plumas National Forest is located in the northeastern part of California.
Where is this Forest?

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Situated in the Sierra Nevada, just south of the Cascade Range, the Plumas is versatile in its land features, uncrowded, and enhanced by a pleasant climate. Outdoor enthusiasts are attracted year round to its many streams and lakes, beautiful deep canyons, rich mountain valleys, meadows, and lofty peaks. Come and enjoy your national forests!


Plumas National Forest Seeks Campground Hosts for 2016 Season

Little Grass Valley Reservoir view

The Plumas National Forest is seeking a campground host for Gold Lake Campground in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area near Graeagle, California, and Running Deer Campground located at Little Grass Valley Reservoir near LaPorte, California.  The volunteer positions will begin in late May and last into September.  Enthusiastic campers who enjoy working outdoors and with the public are welcome to apply.

Over-Snow Vehicle Use & Groomed Winter Trails (Travel Management - Subpart C)


The Plumas National Forest is beginning to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the designation of over-snow vehicle (OSV) use, in order to comply with Subpart C (use by over-snow vehicles) of the Forest Service’s Travel Management Rule & a settlement agreement with Snowlands Network et al. The intent of this effort is to designate National Forest System roads, trails, and areas that are open to OSV use, as well as identify snow trails available for grooming.

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PNF Firefighters Drill to Maintain Readiness

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Seasoned firefighters and new recruits alike met recently at two training courses: Wildland Fire Training and the Region 5 North Zone Engine Academy.

Coming Soon – Improved Parking Facilities at Gold Lake Boat Launch

The California State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways has provided a grant for improvements to the Gold Lake Boat Launch Facility in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area.


Students’ carpentry project rises to new heights

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For juniors at Greenville High School, woodshop class is an opportunity to invest in the long-term health of their national forest.

Proyecto Navidad introduces children to winter in the forest

children discover archeology at Proyecto Navidad

Children from Oroville and Yuba City participated in Proyecto Navidad 2015, held December 5 at the Challenge Work Center, Mt. Hough Ranger District, Plumas National Forest.

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