The Plumas National Forest is located in the northeastern part of California.
Where is this Forest?

Rainbow over the PlumasGear Up! On Call Fire Fighters Needed!Backcountry Discovery TrailNeed a map? Get the App! Meadow Restoration Special Places Outdoor Recreation Call Before You Cut Maps

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


Still Wild at 50!

Wilderness 50

A variety of events has been assembled by the Plumas National Forest (PNF) and many community partners tocelebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Bucks Lake Wilderness, designated in 1984, will serve as a focal point for many local festivities.

Resource Advisory Committee Information

Little Grass Valley Reservoir view

The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination act of 2000 (SRS) (PL 106-393) was enacted to provide transitional assistance to rural counties affected by the decline in revenue from timber harvests on federal lands.

View More Features


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!

Attending Veterans Day Parade

Smokey Bear

“Frontlines to Firelines” was the banner theme for US Forest Service employees taking part in the 2014 Reno, NV Veterans Day Parade.


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.

Prescribed burns planned

Earl Ford Prescribed Burn

Burns reduce hazardous fuels and improve ecosystem health.

View More Spotlights