Nestled at the sweet spot where the Sierra Nevada meet the Cascade Mountains, Plumas County offers four seasons of outdoor adventure. From adrenaline-fueled experiences to lazy mornings at a cozy B&B to family fun around the campfire, Plumas is the perfect vacation spot to escape the crowds, relax and recharge.
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Hundreds of lakes and endless miles of backcountry trails, rivers and roads offer unparalleled access to nature. The incredible natural beauty of Plumas County—towering pines and firs, rugged mountains, crystalline lakes, and verdant, sprawling valleys—beckons you to ditch your daily routine and step into another world.
Whether you come for a weekend getaway or an extended stay, escaping from it all is a lot closer than you think. Plumas County is the perfect place to effortlessly explore the natural beauty of Northern California.
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Winter Weekend Ideas in Northern California
Winter in Plumas County is quiet and magical. The region offers everything from cozy cabins and backcountry skiing to family activities like Christmas tree cutting and holiday events. Beat the crowds at Tahoe and other popular winter destinations for your own serene and charming Lost Sierra seasonal adventure.
If you love birding, waterfall hikes, and wildflowers without the crowds, this four day road trip will take you from one end of the Lost Sierra to the other. Plumas County is beautiful all year-round but late spring and early summer offer some incredible nature-based experiences for the intrepid traveler.
In early October, the leaves in Plumas County begin transforming to create stunning natural beauty. From creek beds to mountaintops, vibrant leaves contrast brilliantly against the dark green pines and firs that dominate the landscape. We’ve pulled together the best routes that offer an abundance of color and adventure. Our fall foliage guide gets you off the beaten path and into the heart of Plumas County.
With over 100 lakes to choose from, Plumas County offers visitors an opportunity to soak up some of the most beautiful lakes in Northern California. Whether you’re looking to enjoy water sports with a group or relax and unplug on a solo adventure, the diversity of our lakes offers something for everyone. We invite you to unplug and feel the magic of our mountain lakes and the vast forests that surround them.
Spring is a wonderful time to visit Plumas County– the valleys are verdant, rivers are rushing, and snow is still on the high mountains. Spring weather is perfect for activities like hiking, birding, wildflower watching, kayaking, and more.
Plumas County is a summer wonderland of outdoor activities with over a hundred lakes, music festivals, world-class hiking, and mountain town events. Plan your perfect summer vacation high in the Sierra Nevada of Northern California.