National forest Service Reminds Public of Recreation Closure
Quincy, CA, August 4 ,2021— The Plumas National Forest would like to remind our
recreationists that Frenchman Lake is closed due to the impacts of the Beckwourth Complex
Fire. Work is ongoing to complete fireline rehabilitation and to remove hazard trees that could
impact our visitors and recreation infrastructure. Firefighters continue to find hot spots within
the fire perimeter and need to address them without congestion from visitors.
Some of the facilities at the lake and in the campgrounds have been damaged and repairs will
need to be made before it is safe to reopen.
The Forest Closure Order is in effect until September 1st but may be extended if conditions
require. We will welcome back our visitors when it is safe for them to visit. The full closure order
may be found at https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/plumas/alerts-notices
Questions about this closure may be directed to the Beckwourth Ranger District at (530) 836-
For more information about the Plumas National Forest visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/plumas