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Plumas National Forest: At A Glance


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Image of stacked split firewoodPersonal Use Firewood Permits RequiredThe Plumas National Forest free personal woodcutting permit program has been extended through December 31, 2021. Permits and tags are required; customers may cut up to 12 cords per calendar year. Personal use firewood may not be sold. Commercial firewood cutters (buy/sell/trade wood) require commercial (not personal use) permits. Green trees may not be cut for personal or commercial use.


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.

New Campground Reservation Opportunities and Some New Fee Sites

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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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Fire use restrictions

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Plumas National Forest Fire Use Restrictions are in effect as severe drought conditions impact California.

Incident Contracting with the Federal Government

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Want to contract with the Forest Service for fire and other all-hazard incidents? Visit: http://www.fs.fed.us/business/incident/


Bald eaglet safety – temporary campground closure

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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

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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. 

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Interactive Visitor Map: Plumas National Forest

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InciWeb - Incident Information System


Current Woodcutting Conditions Phone Number

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