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!


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.

"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.

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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!

Prescribed burns planned

Earl Ford Prescribed Burn

Burns reduce hazardous fuels and improve ecosystem health.


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.

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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