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!

Recent News


PNF celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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The Plumas National Forest celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in partnership with Plumas and California Arts Council, by hosting special guest Cambalache at 7:00 PM on September 22, 2016, at the Townhall Theater in Quincy. Cambalache (from a Spanish word that means exchange) is a group of musicians from East Los Angeles who play son jarocho music from Veracruz, Mexico, popular on the Gulf Coast, a region shaped by indigenous and African culture as well as Spanish. Cambalache promotes traditional son jarocho music that draws the audience in to participate in their performances in the spirit of the fandango, a traditional celebration based on music and dance. Vist their website at to learn more about the band.

Fall Fest coming soon to Mt. Hough Ranger District

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The Plumas National Forest’s 13th Annual Fall Fest will be held Saturday, October 1, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Mt. Hough Ranger District, located at 39696 Highway 70, just north of Quincy, CA. Admission to the Fall Fest is free and open to all ages! Learn about natural resources and wild animals with interactive outdoor activities! Check out spooky, scary, forest creepy crawlies like bats and spiders. See how your firefighting skills stack up against real firefighters in the fire hose relay. Join forest botanists for a relaxing and informative hike at Butterfly Valley. Take home a pine cone bird feeder that you can make with foster family agency Environmental Alternatives, and more! In addition, there will be toe-tapping music and mouth-watering barbecue you won't want to miss!

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Historic Gravesite Restoration on the Plumas National Forest

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Twenty-four volunteers helped Forest Service archaeologists on the Plumas National Forest (PNF) survey for pioneer graves in Plumas and Sierra Counties.

Trails bring student crews together

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The Bucks Lake Wilderness has pristine mountain lakes, breath-taking vistas, and the Pacific Crest Trail. But it also is the best rendezvous place for aspiring youth stewardship leaders.


Sly Creek Dam access road temporarily closed

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Forest Service road #21N16 remains closed following heavy rains in early March 2016. The surface of the road suffered extensive erosion, as did the underneath and on the slope below.

The Search for French Hotel

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During July 2016 twenty-five volunteers worked with Plumas National Forest archaeologists to help relocate and excavate French Hotel, a historic site from the Gold Rush era.

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