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From craggy peaks and high mountain lakes to wild and winding rivers, find your next adventure in the Lost Sierra.
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 System 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
Forest Order 05-11-03-22-02 - Feather River Ranger District Roads and Trails (North Complex) - Map
Fire Restrictions: Effective August 4, 2022, the Plumas National Forest is under Stage II Fire Restrictions. Campfires are only allowed in designated recreation sites with hosts identified in Exhibit A. Smoking is restricted to inside enclosed vehicles or buildings, in designated recreation sites with hosts identified in Exhibit A, or in a 3-foot radius cleared of all flammable materials. Internal combustion engines are restricted to designated roads and trails. Please see full closure order here for details. Fire restrictions on private lands are managed by CAL FIRE. Always check current conditions 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
Extensive fire damage to the trail, campground, overlook, and surrounding area from the 2020 North Complex will take time to fix.
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.
Incident Contracting with the Federal Government
Want to contract with the Forest Service for fire and other all-hazard incidents?
Ongoing Trail Restoration with BAER funds
Trail restoration after recent fires is ongoing along the Middle Fork of the Feather River.
Bald eaglet safety – temporary campground closure
Nesting bald eagles protected with a partial campground closure through July 15, 2021 in the vicinity of Little Grass Reservoir.
New Bucks Lake Wilderness/Pacific Crest Trail Kiosk
Hikers will see a new interpretive kiosk near the southern edge of the Bucks Lake Wilderness, showcasing the Pacific Crest Trail and the history of the Bucks Lake Wilderness.