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


Over-Snow Vehicle Use & Groomed Winter Trails (Travel Management - Subpart C)


The Plumas National Forest is beginning to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the designation of over-snow vehicle (OSV) use, in order to comply with Subpart C (use by over-snow vehicles) of the Forest Service’s Travel Management Rule & a settlement agreement with Snowlands Network et al. The intent of this effort is to designate National Forest System roads, trails, and areas that are open to OSV use, as well as identify snow trails available for grooming.

Plumas National Forest Christmas tree permits available

children hold Christmas trees

Plumas National Forest Christmas tree cutting permits are available November 2, 2015 at forest offices. “Because permits are being sold only through the mail and at our offices, we will now be open on select Saturdays in November and December,” said Daniel Lovato, Acting Forest Supervisor.

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Prescribed burns planned for Fall 2015

prescribed fire burns low beside a road

Plumas National Forest officials have started prescribed burn projects to reduce hazardous fuels and improve ecosystem health.

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.


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. This is the life of interns from Feather River College working on the Plumas National Forest.

Plumas National Forest trains teens to be forest caretakers

Man speaks to students

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.

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