Discover the Plumas National Forest

From craggy peaks and high mountain lakes to wild and winding rivers, find your next adventure in the Lost Sierra.

Visit the Plumas National Forest

What's New?

Hazardous Conditions from Rain Event after Wildfires

Woodcutting: Information on woodcutting and obtaining a personal use firewood permit. It is the responsibility of the permittee to obtain the Woodcutting Status each day prior to cutting by calling 1-800-847-7766. Chainsaw use may be restricted or prohibited depending on daily fire restrictions. 

Fire Area Closures: Some national forest lands, roads, trails, and recreation sites near and within recent fire areas are closed to all forest activities. 
Forest Order 05-11-03-22-01 - Feather River Ranger District Recreation Sites (North Complex) - Map
Feather River Ranger District Fire Emergency Road and Trail Closure - map

Fire Restrictions: Effective October 23, 2021, campfires are allowed on the Plumas National Forest both inside and outside of developed campgrounds and recreation sites. Fire restrictions on private land are managed by the CAL FIRE. Always check current fire restrictions on public lands and “know before you go.”

Campfire Permits are available online

Burn Permits: Information about burning on private land (under state jurisdiction), including obtaining online burn permits.

Popular Recreation Activities

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Features

Feather Falls Recreation Area Closed

Middle Fork sign (on trail destroyed by fire)

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

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New Campground Reservation Opportunities and Some New Fee Sites

Fee Station Signs

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.

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