NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Tourism Recreation & Hospitality Council

Outdoor Recreation

Kids and Family

Kids and fish

Youngsters will find plenty of things to do in the natural playground of Plumas County. Whether they're wading in a stream or tubing down a snowy hill, kids will discover that outdoor recreation is a great way to burn off excess energy and boredom! There also are special attractions and events for kids held throughout the year. 

Here's a sampling of the top attractions for kids in Plumas County:


100 Free Things
  1. Walking to waterfalls (Frazier and Indian Falls)
  2. Climbing aboard locomotives at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum    
  3. Miniature golfing in Graeagle and the Lake Almanor area
  4. Learning about Native Americans, natural history and survival through the Junior Ranger Program at Lassen Volcanic National Park
  5. Paddleboating on the Graeagle Mill Pond
  6. Hiking along interpretive nature trails
  7. Pony or horseback riding, wagon or sleigh rides
  8. Biking the Lake Almanor Recreation Trail or the Portola Riverwalk
  9. Panning for gold
  10. Exploring the forests on an adventurous ATV or snowmobile tour
  11. Ice skating at the rink near Chester Park
  12. Climbing to a U.S. Forest Service Lookout
  13. Jet skiing at Almanor and Bucks
  14. Sledding at Eureka Ski Bowl or anywhere in the forest
  15. Tennis and bowling
  16. Picnicking, horseshoe pitching or playing ball in a park
  17. Skateboarding at parks in Quincy and Portola
  18. Summer Program for Creative Exploration in Chester
  19. Midway carnival rides and 4-H fun at Plumas-Sierra County Fair
  20. Movies, plays and concerts at Quincy's Town Hall Theatre
  21. Fishing derbies
  22. Friday night summer concerts in Portola City Park
  23. Ranger-led snowshoe hikes in Lassen Volcanic National Park
  24. Blackberry picking in the Feather River Canyon
  25. Fourth of July parades and fireworks
  26. Stargazing and making s'mores over a crackling campfire
  27. Swimming in creeks, lakes, pools and ponds
  28. Geocaching - fun for the whole family

For more ideas, pick up a copy of 100 Free Things to Do In Plumas County at any area visitor center.

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