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!


"Artist in a Lookout" selection made

Sally Yost painting along Spanish Creek

Long time Plumas County resident and artist Sally Yost has been selected to spend two weeks living and painting at Black Mountain Lookout, a Forest Service facility in the Plumas National Forest.

National Forest Homeowners Award Local Ranger

FHA Award Donald

The National Forest Homeowners (NFH) presented Plumas National Forest’s Mike Donald their “Recreation Advocate of the Year” award at their annual conference held recently in Reno, Nevada. Donald is district ranger for the Mt. Hough Ranger District, headquartered in Quincy, CA.

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Sierra Buttes Stewardship Trail Days

Trail Days

Listen to Bob Gabe explain Trail Etiquette

Did you ever wonder what to do when a hiker and biker meet face to face on the trail?

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!


Travel Management – Subpart A

Truck on Forest Road

The Chief of the Forest Service has directed all national forests to identify a road system adequate for safe and efficient access for recreation and resource management....

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