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Pictured of stacked firewoodPersonal Use Firewood Permits - National Forests in California are waiving the need for personal use firewood permits until September 30, 2020 (updated). All firewood cutting rules remain in place. Commercial firewood cutting requires a permit. No green trees may be cut for commercial or personal fuelwood.

All firewood cutters must check woodcutting status daily prior to cutting (1-800-847-7766) as chainsaw use may be restricted or prohibited depending on daily fire restrictions.

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Plumas National Forest to begin reopening more recreation sites May 22

QUINCY, Calif. –– – The Plumas National Forest (PNF) will provide additional developed recreational opportunities on Friday, May 22, 2020.

Outdoors in Plumas, the private contractor (concessionaire) responsible for managing many PNF developed recreation sites, will be opening many additional sites in the coming weeks. Visit their website at: https://www.outdoorsinplumas.com.

For other information, call the applicable Ranger District (see numbers below) during regular business hours Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., or contact Outdoors in Plumas via their website.

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.

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Antelope Lake Recreation Area

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Antelope Lake (boat ramp, dam kiosk & fishing access) are open while campgrounds remain closed until mid-June. Access via (Antelope Lk. Rd. (#29N43) is closed due to the 2019 Walker Fire.

Butte Resource Advisory Committee

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We’re looking for nine qualified volunteers from our Butte County communities to be members of our Butte resource advisory committee. Applications due - May 15, 2020.


Campground hosts needed for 2020 season

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Volunteer campground hosts are needed for several Plumas National Forest campgrounds located at Little Grass Valley and Sly Creek Reservoirs near La Porte, California, likely to begin in May.

PG&E Power Shutdowns

Pacific Gas & Electric Company Public Safety Power Shutoffs-Your Plumas National Forest visit may be affected. 


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