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!

Full activity slate honoring Wilderness Act 50th

Recent News


"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.

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.

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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....

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!


Chips the Bobcat

Chips Baby Bobcat

During the Chips forest fire on the Plumas National Forest, a baby bobcat was orphaned. Recently, Chips was returned to the wild.

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