Recreational Opportunities

Plumas County is the place where wilderness is untouched. Natural beauty is etched in the snow-capped peaks and towering pines. It is a four-season travel destination with fresh mountain air to invigorate you, and pristine, blue waters to refresh you.

Venture out into the wild and wander through the forests with wild gardens of varied blooms.  Whether you’re a new visitor to Plumas County or a returning, there’s something new to discover with each experience.

With a landscape so diverse, you can easily find yourself exploring the mountain ranges and shining summits that ascend skyward, only to marvel at the contrast below. With wide-open pastoral valleys dotted with farmlands and dairy, Plumas County is truly a Wilderness of Wonders.

EXPLORE Plumas County

Come visit Plumas County, it’s your outdoor wonderland with some of the best dining, lodging, golf courses and boutique shopping in the High Sierra.

Plumas County, a Wilderness of Wonders.

Bald Eagle


Plumas County abounds with native bird species, making it a mecca for birdwatchers with over 300 species of birds to enjoy.

Buck's Lake Boat


Plumas County offers plenty of lakes and streams that provide recreational opportunities such as water skiing, sailing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, jet-skiing, windsurfing and more.

Tent camper


Camping in the great outdoors of the Plumas National Forest offers a wide range of experiences from backcountry solitude to developed recreational areas that offer paved roads, piped water and sites for individuals with disabilities.

Girl fishing


There's no denying that Plumas County offers some of the most beautiful and peaceful fishing opportunities around, and with over 100 lakes and 1,000 miles of streams, there is no shortage of variety.

Golf Course


Plumas County has some of the most spectacular golf courses in the High Sierra with eleven diverse courses that boast beautiful rolling fairways, pine forests and amazing snow capped mountain views.

Hiking trail


Standing on top of a mountain peak in the middle of National Forest land, overlooking pristine mountain lakes tucked like gems into the mountainsides, Plumas County certainly gives you a new perspective on things.

Horseback riders

Horseback Riding

Whether you're a seasoned horseman or have never straddled anything livelier than a rocking horse, on horseback is an excellent way to discover the wonders of Plumas County.

Hunting Dog


The rich diversity of Plumas County wildlife makes it a great place for hunters. Some of the most popular game to be found here includes deer, bear and duck, but the area also boasts geese, quail, band tailed pigeons, grouse, chukar and squirrels.

Mountain Biker

Mountain Biking

If pedaling's more your style, we've got plenty of trails for mountain biking! From old logging roads to rugged single-track, there is a variety of terrain for the cycling enthusiast to try their treads on.


Plumas National Forest

Plumas County's forests are what set us apart from other locales, brimming with rushing streams, breathtaking views, and cool shady valleys where herds of deer nibble the grass as birdsong fills the air.

Keddie Y Bridge

The Scenic Byway

Plumas County is home to the Feather River Scenic Byway, which begins at the junction of Route 70 and Route 99 to the east of the county line and cuts through to the west, ending just before the Nevada border, where 70 meets US 395.

Longboard Skier


With the heavy snowfall Plumas County receives most winters, it's surprising there aren't more ski hills around! The annual Historic Longboard Revival Series World Championships at the Eureka Bowl, is always a fun event to attend.



Winters in Plumas County offer the opportunity for prime snowmobiling, often on untouched snow and under clear blue Sierra skies.


Snow Shoeing

Sometimes, the best way to experience a place is on foot. Or, in winter, on snowshoe! Let yourself truly experience the peace of a Sierra Nevada winter as close to nature as you can get.