Feather Falls Recreation Area facilities temporarily closed for construction

UPDATE 9/15: The Feather Falls Recreation Area, including area, trail, overlook, campground and parking lot, is closed for the foreseeable future due to active fire activity and fire damage.

The Plumas National Forest is upgrading the trail, parking lot, access road, campground and overlook that service Feather Falls in Butte County, CA. A short closure (July 6 - September 30, 2020) is necessary to accomplish the heavier rehabilitation work, due to the limited space in which to operate heavy machinery.

In addition to heavy trScenic Hike to Feather Falls Overlookail work on both the lower & upper portions of the trail (6E33) and viewing platform/stairs, the parking lot and Feather Falls Road (FS#21N35Y) will receive a fiber reinforced slurry seal and fog/parking space lines will be repainted. The campgrounds will receive a deep cleaning and a new hand pump will be installed. The upgrades are the result of two separate grants totaling almost $1.7 million.

There are no options for detours or alternate periods of use, due to the site layout. 

People exempt from the Feather Falls Closure Order No. 05-11-03-20-09 include persons with a permit allowing them access, federal, state and local officers or members of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in performance of official duty, and persons with a contract from the Forest Service authorizing work on the closed roads to the extent authorized.

Contact the Feather River Ranger District at (530) 534-6500 for other local hiking options during the short closure. See the Forest Order, including maps, at local Forest Service offices or on the web (Alerts & Notices) on this website.