Feather Falls Recreation Area Closed

Extensive fire damage to the trail, campground, overlook, and surrounding area from the 2020 North Complex will take time to fix.

New Campground Reservation Opportunities and Some New Fee Sites

More campsites across the Plumas National Forest (Feather River Canyon, Bucks Lake, Lake Davis, and Lakes Basin recreation areas) will be available by reservation this year. Visitors can also expect to pay modest fees at additional recreation sites managed by Outdoors in Plumas, the concessionaire operating under permit to the Plumas National Forest.

Plumas National Forest Recreation Sites

With the exception of recent and current fire areas, much of the Plumas National Forest is open and hiking, biking, off-road vehicle use (stay on designated roads and trails), horseback riding, mining (with a permit), snow play and lake fishing/boating, among many other activities, may be enjoyed. Always check Forest Closures before you visit.


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.

Campground Hosts Needed!

If you love camping and like people, being a volunteer campground host may be the perfect activity for you this summer. Several hosts are needed for campgrounds at Little Grass Valley Reservoir near La Porte, California. Secret tip: A full moon over Black Rock Campground is not to be missed!

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.  

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.