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


Upcoming Recreation Rental: Historic Crocker Guard Station

Crocker Guard Station in the Fall

Recreationists and history buffs will soon be able to experience life in the historic Crocker Guard Station, thanks to community interest and the support of dedicated volunteers.  Located six miles north of Beckwourth, CA, within the Plumas National Forest, the guard station will be available as a recreation rental in the spring of 2016.

Artists selected for 2015 lookout program

Nathan Slinker and Lucinda Wood, artist with their paintings

Plumas Arts, working with Plumas National Forest, chose the winners of the second annual Artist in Residence competition.

Fine artists and written artists submitted various works for Plumas Arts’ juried art show during the month of March. Two winners were chosen to spend a week at Black Mountain Lookout this year, to concentrate on producing work.

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Backcountry Discovery Trail

Backcountry Discovery Trail Map

This 150-mile-long discovery trail is a perfect place to begin your explorations of the Plumas National Forest!

Prescribed burns planned

Earl Ford Prescribed Burn

Burns reduce hazardous fuels and improve ecosystem health.


Please join us to discuss the Pacific Southwest Region’s over-snow vehicle desig

Snowmobiles on mountain

Forests included are the Lassen, Tahoe, Eldorado, Stanislaus, and Plumas National Forests.

Volunteer Host

Gold Lake on the Plumas National Forest

Do you enjoy the outdoors and helping people? Being a campground host gives you the opportunity to meet different people, learn about an area, and serve the public.

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