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


Children's Fishing Derby 2016

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Announcing the 2016 Plumas National Forest Children's Fishing Derby! Enjoy time with friends and family; spend the day enjoying Antelope Lake or camp at one of the lake's scenic campgrounds! Activities include fishing contests, prizes, arts and crafts, educational and cultural activities, and snacks. Kids 15 and under are invited, along with the whole family!

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 as part of a Passport in Time project. They also helped with cemetery restorations at the historic Gibsonville and St. Louis Cemeteries located near the survey areas.

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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.


Artistic Students Design Fire Prevention Posters

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With paint-smeared but smiling faces, students cooperated with each other to design the next batch of roadside signs educating motorists about fire prevention.

Field Days Prep Students, Volunteers to Fight Fire

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Local high school students alongside volunteer firefighters met near Portola and Quincy for three field days that gave them the chance to experience a day in the life of a firefighter.

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