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!

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Summer interns choose Plumas National Forest for life-changing experience

Justine Lee, an intern from Feather River College, loading seine nets in a boat.

Up before the dawn. In the summertime. Clambering into a truck and rumbling down a highway, then over dirt roads. Clambering back out and stepping into hip waders while the sun just begins to peek over the horizon. By the time its whole orb is visible in the east, Justine Lee and Wayne Castellino have already surveyed three meadow ponds for dissolved oxygen levels, crucial information for maintaining healthy fish populations on the Plumas National Forest.

Upcoming Recreation Rental: Historic Crocker Guard Station

Crocker Guard Station in the Fall

The historic Crocker Guard Station, located in the Beckwourth Ranger District of the Plumas National Forest, is scheduled to open for the public as a recreation rental in spring 2016.

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Student Trail Crew assists in Moonlight Fire Restoration

Students Trail Crew

High above the floor of Indian Valley, near the town of Taylorsville, the rhythmic sound of picks and shovels displacing earth echoes across the tree-covered slopes of Keddie Ridge.

Plumas National Forest trains teens to be forest caretakers

Student Trail Crew

Caring for the more than one million acres of scenic mountain lands in the Plumas takes an enormous amount of time and energy, which happen to be two things teenagers have in abundance.


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!

Children's Fishing Derby

kids fishing in lake

Kids & teens age fifteen and younger are invited to the free annual Plumas National Forest fishing derby on Saturday, Sept 12 at the Round Valley Reservoir picnic area, Greenville, CA.

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