Fly Fishing

And There is Still More in Plumas County…

And There is Still More in Plumas County…

Lake Almanor Basin

Antelope Lake sunset fishing

Antelope Lake—At 5,000 feet, Antelope Lake is a small remote lake with 15 miles of shoreline surrounded by mountains blanketed with pine and fir trees with protected coves that attract several species of migratory birds. Nearby are Taylorsville, Greenville, Janesville, Milford and Susanville for supplies.



Butt Valley Reservoir—This picturesque mountain lake, five miles long/three-quarters of a mile across, offers camping, boating and hosts abundant wildlife and recreation opportunities. The lake is an excellent fishery for trout, and nearby Yellow Creek is a favorite with catch and release fly-fishermen.  Named after the first settlers, the Butt family, who are buried near the reservoir

Kayer of Butt Valley Reservoir

Terminal Geyser—This 5.7-mile loop trail, which is moderately challenging, takes an average of two to three hours to complete. It is popular for hiking and running, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day.


Quincy-Bucks Lake

Bucks Lake Wilderness—On the crest of the northern Sierra Nevada, where the Pacific Crest Trail passes through, this wilderness area is fed by winter snow, which feeds the lake and supports a rustic resort area. Backpacking is popular; even the longest loop can be done in a day by hikers in excellent condition. 

view of PCT trail near bucks lake wilderness
Mount Hough Mountain Bikers

Mount Hough—Is a very high mountain peak at an elevation of 7,230 feet. Mount Hough Crystal Lake Road to the summit is rocky, tippy, and bumpy at times. Stay away if scared of heights and expect a steep trail but worth the breathtaking view.

Eastern Plumas County

Little Grass Valley Reservoir—Discover this 4.3-mile out-and-back trail, considered an easy hike that takes one to one-half hours to complete. This area is popular for birding, fishing, and hiking, so expect to encounter others.

Lake Basin—This recreation area has special geological features, breathtaking scenery, and over 20 small lakes nearby, accessible by hiking trails. It provides recreational activities including camping, fishing, boating, hunting, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, hiking, backpacking, swimming, windsurfing, and nature study. In the winter, visitors can snowmobile, cross-country ski, and snowshoe.

View of Frenchman Lake with Rock formation

Frenchman Lake—This recreation area offers camping, hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing, swimming, boating, water-skiing, jet-skiing and hunting with five campgrounds, two picnic areas, several fishing accesses and two boat ramps with seasonal docks.

Sierra Valley Preserve—This birding hotspot is located at the headwaters of the wild and scenic Middle Fork of the Feather River. A paradise for birders and nature enthusiasts, Sierra Valley supports the greatest diversity and abundance of birds in the entire Sierra Nevada.