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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.


Plumas National Forest opens more recreation sites - July 8 Update

Some of our smaller (first come-first served) campgrounds are now open but with little to no services and no fees. Visitors need to bring trash bags, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Please pack out all trash. When services are restored, likely in August, fees will be charged.

Campgrounds include: Deanes Valley, Meadow Camp, Rock Creek, Silver Lake, and Snake Lake (Mt. Hough Ranger District) plus Conklin, Meadow View, Ross, Crocker, and Laufman (Beckwourth Ranger District). Campfires are allowed in these developed recreation sites.

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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Feather Falls Recreation Area facilities temporarily closed for construction

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Facilities will be closed from July 6 through August 31, 2020 to accomplish grant funded upgrades.

Fire use restrictions in effect

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Campfires are not allowed outside of open, developed recreation sites (on public land) through November 30, 2020.


Antelope Lake Recreation Area

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Antelope Lake recreation sites are open, however access via Antelope Lake Road (#29N43) is closed due to hazardous tree removal activities. A fire area closure order is in place.

PG&E Power Shutdowns

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


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