Plumas National Forest to begin reopening more recreation sites

QUINCY, Calif. The Plumas National Forest (PNF) will provide additional developed recreational opportunities on Saturday, May 16, 2020.

Outdoors in Plumas, the contractor (concessionaire) responsible for managing many PNF developed recreation sites, will be opening additional sites in the coming weeks, including the larger campgrounds at Frenchman, Lake Davis and Antelope Lake; please visit their website at:

In addition, please check the forest website at, or call the applicable Ranger District (see numbers below) during regular business hours Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

“We continue to recommend you recreate locally,” said Forest Supervisor Chris Carlton. “All visitors should practice self-sufficiency during visits to national forests. Recreating responsibly will help ensure access to recreational facilities, services and opportunities continues.”

Responsible recreation practices include:

  • Maintain at least six feet distancing from others.
  • Do not gather in groups and please follow the latest guidance from officials.
  • Alert other trail users of your presence and step aside to let others pass.
  • Pack out your trash and leave with everything brought in.
  • Services may not be available, please plan accordingly.

For other forest information, please visit, check us out on Facebook at, or call our local offices including:

Feather River Ranger District             Oroville           (530) 534-6500
Mt. Hough Ranger District                 Quincy            (530) 283-0555
Beckwourth Ranger District               Blairsden         (530) 836-2575

Developed Recreation Sites Open on the Plumas National Forest


Mt. Hough Ranger District

Quincy – (530) 283-0555

Antelope Dam Kiosk*

Guiney Point Fishing Site*

Round Valley Picnic Area*

Belden Trailhead*

Lost Cove Boat Launch

Round Valley Dam Trailhead*

Bradys Camp*

Lunker Landing Fishing Site*

Silver Lake Trailhead*

Bucks Summit Trailhead & Staging Area*

Red Bridge Campground*

Spanish Creek Bridge Overlook*

Cascade Trailhead & Day Use*




*available, but without fees or services


Feather River Ranger District

Oroville - (530) 534-6500

American House OHV Camp

Little Grass Accessible Fishing Trailhead*

Sawmill Ridge Warming Hut*

Bald Rock Trailhead*

Maidu – Boating*

Sly Creek Campground**

Black Rock – Boating*

Mooreville Boat Ramp*

South Fork Warming Hut*

Blue Water – Swimming

Mooreville Warming Hut*

Stag Point OHV Camp

Cleghorn Bar OHV Camp

Onion Valley Warming Hut*

Strawberry Campground**

Four Trees Staging Area*

Pancake - Swimming

Strawberry Car Top Launch*

Golden Trout Crossing Trailhead*

Poker Flat OHV Camp

Tooms Boating*

Hartman Bar OHV Camp

Race Track OHV Camp


*available, but without fees or services

**tentative opening date of May 22nd, services may not be available, call Feather River Ranger District for up-to-date information


Beckwourth Ranger District

Blairsden (530) 836-2575

Camp 5 Boat Ramp

Gold Lake Picnic Area*

Nightcrawler Bay Fishing Site*

Coot Bay Fishing & Picnic Site*

Honker Cove Boat Ramp

Round Lake Trailhead*

Cow Creek Fishing Site*

Jenkins Point*

Portola Picnic Area*

Eagle Point Fishing Access*

Lightning Tree Boat Ramp

Salmon Egg Shoal Fishing Site*

Fairview Point*

Long Lake Trailhead*

Snallygaster Point Fishing Site*

Frazier Falls Trailhead*

Lunker Point Boat Ramp

Smith Lake Trailhead*

Frenchman Boat Ramp

Mallard Cove Boat Ramp

Turkey Point Fishing Site*

Gold Lake Staging Area*



*available, but without fees or services