Plumas National Forest Recreation Sites

Most Plumas National Forest recreation sites including campsites, day-use/picnic areas, trailheads, and fishing access points are open with a range of services/fees. Campfires are currently allowed in open, developed recreation sites but things are drying out quickly. Please note: Fire restrictions are likely to change and become more restrictive in mid-August – check before traveling!

Permanent Fire Jobs Available

US Forest Service LogoRegion 5 Forest Service fall “Fire Hire” process (permanent jobs) starts August 10 and run through September 4, 2020. Be part of a top team on the Plumas National Forest and make a difference in your community.

USDA Plumas National Forest Visitors and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Plumas National Forest Visitors - Continuing our service to you while doing our part to address the COVID-19 Pandemic is very important. Our offices have moved to virtual services, meaning we are working to support you with telephones and computers rather than face to face. Please call our offices for assistance:

Feather River Ranger District, Oroville      (530) 534-6500

Mt. Hough Ranger District,  Quincy            (530) 283-0555

Beckwourth Ranger District, Blairsden      (530) 836-2575

Forest Supervisor’s Office, Quincy              (530) 283-2050

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19.

Celebrate National Trails Day - June 1

Join the Plumas National Forest for the annual American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day on Saturday, June 1. 

Plumas NF to begin spring underburning

The USDA Forest Service will begin understory burn operations (prescribed fire) throughout the Plumas National Forest (PNF).

Over-Snow Vehicle Use & Groomed Winter Trails (Travel Management - Subpart C)

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.

Fire Lookout Celebrates Half-Century of Service

After 50 years on the job, fire lookout Wayne Pease is not yet ready to give up his corner office. That’s because his is not just any corner office. His comes with a view that even the most power-hungry executive might envy: 360 degrees of mountainous northern California national forest. Pease, who has spent 30 of his 50 years at Mount Hough on the Plumas National Forest (PNF), says that when he returns each season the view still takes his breath away. “I never get tired of it,” says the 73-year-old.  

Campground hosts (2018) needed for Little Grass Valley Reservoir & Gold Lake

Volunteer campground hosts are needed. 

Resource Advisory Committee Information

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.