Outdoor Recreation

Lakes in Plumas County


Lake Almanor view

Welcome! Here's a partial list of lakes in Plumas County, Northern California. These are the most well-known and popular lakes for camping, fishing and hiking.

There are links to campgrounds, RV parks, fishing, and general recreation  from each lake to other pages on this site for more information.

Lake Almanor, at 4,500 feet elevation and with 52 miles of forested shoreline,  is the county's largest lake, offering year-round fishing and spectacular views of majestic Lassen Peak. Camping at Lake AlmanorLodging at Lake Almanor.

Butt Valley Reservoir, near Lake Almanor, is widely known for camping and as a great fishery for trout. Camping at Butt Valley Reservoir.

Round Valley Reservoir, located three miles above Greenville, is a warm water fishery containing bass and bluegill, and is a popular place to bring children because they're sure to make a catch. Lodging in Greenville

Antelope Lake, located 30 miles NE of the small town of Taylorsville in the Genesee Valley, is a popular camping and fishing spot. It sits at 5,000 feet in elevation and has 15 miles of shoreline. Camping at Antelope Lake

Bucks Lake, 17 miles southwest of Quincy, and at 5,200 feet in elevation,  boasts 17 miles of shoreline, sandy beaches and tall pines. Bucks Lake attracts fishermen, campers, hikers and water sports enthusiasts in summer. Winter bring snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Camping at Bucks Lake. Lodging at Bucks Lake.

Little Grass Valley Reservoir, 3 miles south of the community of La Porte, sits at just over 5,000 feet in elevation. It is hugely popular with campers and fishing enthusiasts in the summer, and snowmobile enthusiasts in the winter. Camping at Little Grass Valley. Lodging in La Porte

Gold Lake, in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area, offers hiking, camping and fishing in the summer and draws snow sports enthusiasts in the winter. 6,400 fee in elevation. Camping in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area. Lodging in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area.

Lake Davis, seven miles north of the City of Portola, sits at 5,800 feet in elevation and offers year-round activities. Camping, fishing (including an annual fishing derby) and hiking during the summer months, and a popular ice fishing tournament, sled-dog races and snowmobile poker runs in the winter. Nearby J&J's Grizzly Store has just about anything you might need. Camping at Lake Davis. Lodging in nearby  Portola. 

Frenchman Lake is in the eastern end of the beautiful Sierra Valley. A high desert lake at 5,800 feet, it's nestled in the pines. Just out of Chilcoot, Frenchman is home to camping and fishing. Camping at Frenchman Lake.