What's New?

Plumas NF Christmas Tree Permits Available Nov. 1 Online and by Mail

Hazardous Conditions from Rain Event after Wildfires

Forest Service Ending Regional Closure Order Two Days Early; Five Forests to Remain Closed Under Local Orders

Fire closure orders (scroll down to closures section)

Plumas National Forest: At A Glance


Popular Recreation Activities

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Image of stacked split firewoodPersonal Use Firewood Cutting Program ChangesThe Plumas National Forest free personal woodcutting program has been extended until further notice. Permits and tags are not required, however, customers must have a copy of woodcutting regulations and woodcutting map in their possession and follow those regulations when cutting. Personal use firewood may not be sold or exchanged; up to 12 cords may be cut per calendar year. Commercial firewood cutters (buy/sell/trade wood) require commercial (not personal use) permits. Green trees may not be cut for personal or commercial use. Information on personal and commercial woodcutting may be found at Woodcutting. It is the responsibility of the woodcutter to obtain the Woodcutting Status each day prior to cutting by calling 1-800-847-7766. 


Stunning views of Fall Colors on the Plumas National Forest

Overview of Quincy in the fall surrounded by the Plumas National Forest

Known nationally as a treasure trove of fall splendor, the Plumas National Forest offers up glorious views to those hiking, taking a walk or a scenic drive through the forest.  Come visit us and see for yourselves.


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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Ongoing Trail Restoration with BAER funds.

BAER Treadwork by Caleb Caporale and Ashley Bomar Butte bar tread work

Trail restoration after recent fires is ongoing along the Middle Fork of the Feather River using Burned Area Emergency Response (

Incident Contracting with the Federal Government

Image of forest fire at night

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

Bald Eagle and eaglet in nest

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

Group of people standing in front of interpretation panels

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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A map of our nations national forests and grasslands.

Interactive Visitor Map: Plumas National Forest

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InciWeb - Incident Information System


Current Woodcutting Conditions Phone Number

Call before you cut!

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Plumas National Forest Photo Gallery