sunset view from a hike in the mountains in northern california

Discover Plumas
Above & Beyond

Your Adventure Awaits

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.

Places to Visit

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.

Outdoor Activities

From floating down a river, to catching sunrise while bird watching, to shredding in the backcountry, countless adventures are calling your name. The only hard part is having to decide what to do.

Places to Stay

Find the perfect option that fits all your needs

map of northern california with plumas county highlighted

Getting here is easy

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.

City

Chico
Reno
Sacramento
San Francisco
South Lake Tahoe

Distance

1.5 hours
2 hours
2.5 hours
4.5 hours
2.5 hours

Trip Inspiration

Explore some of the best Plumas County has to offer without doing any of the planning

Plumas traveler guides

Where to See Fall Colors in Plumas County

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.
Fall foliage in Plumas County
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Spring Weekend Trip Ideas in Northern California

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.
Clouds and reflections on Manzanita Lake
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Summer Vacation Ideas in Northern California

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.
arrowleaf balsamroot in Northern California
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The Best Lakes in Northern California

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.
canoes on lake with sunset
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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.
Chaos Crags in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Upcoming Events

From family-friendly events to live music to athletic activities, you’ll find an impressive variety of events year-round in Plumas County.

Quincy
9:00 am
Plumas County Fairgrounds

Join us for our annual FRC rodeo! Featuring teams from the West Coast Region who will bring their rodeo athletes to the Plumas County Fairgrounds to showcase their talent

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Canyondam
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Plumas Pines Resort
3000 Almanor Drive West

Food, music, beer, raffle, silent auction, vendors, jump house and more! Get tickets early.

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Quincy
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Plumas County Fairgrounds

A stellar collection of micro-brewed beers, yummy food and exciting musical guests including Boot Juice. Over 20 breweries will be pouring!

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Genesee
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Heart K Ranch
Beckwourth-Genesee Road

Learn about fire recovery and regenerative agriculture efforts at the ranch along with Maidu traditional ecological knowledge amidst the beautiful fall color.

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Quincy
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Plumas County Fairgrounds

Join the shakers and movers (literally) of Quincy for a night of fun, frolic and unabashed entertainment! The Quincy Star Follies is a family cabaret featuring local folks.

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Chester
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Chester, Lake Almanor, Greenville, Crescent Mills, Taylorsville

Join those who love this annual tradition. Experience the warmth and hospitality of small town America from Chester and Lake Almanor to Westwood and Indian Valley.

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Chester
9:00 pm
Roger's Field ( Chester Airport
241 Mason Road

Let’s say goodbye to 2022, celebrate the coming of a new one… and do it with a bang!

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