Explore Plumas and Lassen Counties

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Where Passion Meets Wide Open Opportunity

Visiting the Outdoor lifestyles of Northern California will leaving you craving more. More Outdoor Activity… More Wide Open space… More rugged untamed land… More geological wonder.. The mountains and lakes and trails of Plumas and Lassen Counties are filled with all the elements that make our door adventure addictive.

Travel north of Reno or Truckee California and the landscape begins to change. The granite walls of the Sierra Nevada start to submerge under a rugged volcanic shell that is continually being carved, shaped and vented as nature wages war against the planet. It is here that explorers and outdoor enthusiasts find a vast landscape of rugged trails, waterfalls, mountain lakes and Volcanic events that will entice you to come again, and again for adventure.

More than three-quarters of Plumas County’s 2,618 square miles is national forest land. The Plumas National Forest encompasses the majority of that, while the Lassen National Forest takes in part of the northern end of the county and the Tahoe National Forest touches into the south and east.

The Plumas National Forest occupies 1.2 million acres of scenic mountain lands in the northern edge of the Sierra Nevada, just south of the Cascade range. Known for its high alpine lakes and thousands of miles of clear-running streams, the forest sits at the top of the watershed that supplies water to many California citizens.

Plumas County

Lassen County

Plumas-Eureka State Park

Plumas Eureka State Park offers interpretive events, such as campfire programs, nature walks, and history tours, during the summer season. Hiking, fishing, picnicking, and other similar outdoor activities are quite popular with visitors. During their Living History Days events during the summer, volunteers dress in period costumes and lead you through what it was like to live in the community of Johnsville, one of the original towns that sprang up around the mines. The park is also home to the Johnsville Museum, which is open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m, featuring exhibits on natural history, hard rock mining, local history, and more.

Lakes Basin Area

There are nearly 50 small glacial lakes and streams featuring Gold Lake, Salmon Lake, Long Lake, and Sardine Lake, which are considered some of the primary lakes of the area.

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