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 Designation


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.

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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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!

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.


Frazier Falls & Lake Davis trail improvements

Group of volunteers around the Lake Davis Trail rock sign

Maintenance on Frazier Falls Trail and the addition of two miles to Lake Davis Trail

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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