Portola/Sierra Valley

Welcome to Portola, Plumas County's only incorporated city. Portola is intersected by the Union Pacific Railroad and the Middle Fork of the Feather River. Nearby Lake Davis is well known for excellent trophy trout fishing and camping and for viewing wildlife and spring wildflowers.
The city also is home to the world renowned Western Pacific Railroad Museum where visitors can climb about an extensive collection of train cars and locomotives and even drive a diesel locomotive themselves. The city's downtown park, which hosts a number of outdoor concerts and events, has a skateboard park, swimming pool, tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts, playground and picnic area.
Further east along Highway 70, the vast expanses of the Sierra Valley occupy a large portion of Eastern Plumas County and play a major role in the county's cattle-producing industry. Here are situated the towns of Beckwourth, Vinton and Chilcoot, the latter being the gateway to Frenchman Lake, a great trout fishery and popular camping area.

For more information, visit the Portola Visitors Center,(530) 832-0671.





  • Camping

  • Crocker Campground

    Plumas National Forest
    6 miles north of Beckwourth on County Rd. 111 toward Genesee.
    No fee, 10 sites, tents ok, vault toilets, no piped water, self service. No reservations                              

  • Crocker Springs RV Park
    2305 Grizzly Rd.

    20 large RV spaces, full hookups, communal fire pit, stunning views.
    Open all year 2.5 miles from Lake Davis

  • J.D. Trailer Ranch
    92400 Highway 70

    (530) 514-1022
    92400 Highway 70, Vinton
    15 RV sites, full hookups, showers, flush toilets,laundry facility, open all year

  • Sierra Valley RV Park
    Highway 70

    (530) 832-1124
    Highway 70, Beckwourth
    43 RV sites, full hookups, showers, flush toilets, piped water, laundry and dump station, Open all year

  • Sleepy Hollow Park
    3810 Grizzly Rd.

    (530) 832-5914
    3810 Grizzly Rd, Portola
    40 sites, RV, full hookups,
    Open all year

  • Trails West RV
    73561 Highway 70

    (530) 832-5074
    73561 Highway 70, Portola
    20 RV sites full hookups, Showers, flush toilets, laundry facility, Open all year

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