View of trees from Greenville

Greenville California

A small town with a ton of soul

Encompassed by rugged mountains, Greenville is one of many small towns that dot the picturesque and serene Indian Valley. Greenville was seriously impacted by the Dixie Fire in 2021—many homes and businesses were lost and the community is in a time of transition and rebirth.

Despite the fire, Greenville is still the largest community in the bucolic Indian Valley. Dotted with ranches, old barns and grazing cattle, the valley has quiet, scenic roads and beautiful vistas. Indian Valley is one of the best spots in Plumas County for a scenic drive—the verdant greens of the valley floor against the snow capped mountains in the spring and the vibrant fall colors are truly magical. Be sure to check out the barn quilts displayed on buildings throughout the valley on your drive.

For an insider’s perspective on small-town living in North Central Plumas County, be sure to visit the annual Silver Buckle Rodeo in Taylorsville on the 4th of July.

Greenville Essentials

While most of Greenville businesses were destroyed by the fire, many businesses are working to rebuild. If you’re driving through, check to see if businesses are open and stop in to support them if they are!

  • Population: 1,000
  • Elevation: 3,586 feet
  • In the 1880’s Greenville was the second largest community in Plumas County
  • In the 1950’s lumber and sawmills were operated around the clock in Greenville

Taylorsville

Home to the Silver Buckle Rodeo and the Indian Valley Museum

Taylorsville is a cute town nestled beneath the Arligton Heights Mountain Range. Mountain Maidu Indians were the valley’s orginal inhabiants and still have a strong influence in the overall culture of Indian Valley. Early white man settlers began arriving in the area in the early 1800’s. Taylorsville wa found in 1852 by Job T. Taylor. Mining, logging and ranching became the main industires of Indian Valley. Current day logging and ranching are still very much part of the valley.

Places to Stay near Greenville

Greenville

Experience glamping in the Lost Sierra! Our spacious sites and safari-style tents offer the perfect place to rest, renew, and reconnect!

Canyondam

Beautiful resort along the shores of Lake Almanor. We offer a wide range of amenities including; cabins and rooms, an RV park, and a marina.

Canyon Dam

A family owned/operated resort since 1928, featuring 9 cabins, 25 RV sites, marina, cafe and a commitment to providing an amazing vacation experience

Upcoming Events Near Greenville

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Dining & Entertainment Near Greenville

TAYLORSVILLE4368 Main st., P O Box 186
(530) 284-7024
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Groceries, specialty items, beer and wine, brought to you by food enthusiasts. Boasting an international selection of artisan cheeses and cured meats.

Greenville202 Crescent Street
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Stop by the big yellow trailer for specialty hot or iced coffee and tea year-round! We also feature daily breakfast and lunch items.

Greenvikle205 Pine Street
1-925-326-0055
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Open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 7:00pm, weather pending, with seasonal changes. Regional burger recipes made with fresh ingrients.

Greenville401 Main Street
530-260-0607
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Healthy fusion, smoke meats, rice, bowls, salads and soup. Open Wed. through Sun. noon to 7 pm

Shopping Near Greenville

Canyon Dam3000 Almanor Dr West
(530) 259-4343
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Our store offers a little bit of everything. We have PPR souvenirs, snacks, beer, wine, fishing tackle or any last-minute camping essentials

Chester357 Main
530-258-4543
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Custom floral arrangements, gifts, plants, and tuxedo rental located in mid town Chester.

Chester131 Main Street
(530) 258-3010
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A unique shopping experience of curated home decor collections, accent furniture, jewelry and gifts. Celebrating life with all things beautiful.

Chester138 E. Willow St
(530) 258-2424
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Gather Home has everything for your aesthetic needs for home and entertaining! Table Top – Gifts – Interior Decor – Furniture!

Chester123 Main St
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Hand poured candles, small batch soaps, bath and body products, leather goods, jewelry and socks. Something for everyone! Custom orders encouraged.

Chester168 Main St.
(916) 258-2100
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Featuring Polywood Outdoor Patio Furniture. Made in the USA & 20 Year Warranty. Umbrellas, Firepits, Home & Lake Decor, Bears & Custom Wood Signs.

Chester607 Main Street
530-258-2600
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Such talent in the great Lake Almanor basin, local artisans and crafters share their wares for locals and guest to bring home that unique piece.

Lake Almanor430 Peninsula Drive
(530) 596-3348
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We are your one stop for lake fun. We offer authentic cabin rentals too top of the line boat rentals.

Crescent Mills15771 Hwy 89
(530) 284-6016
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Since 1985 The place to find Unique Treasures ,gifts & keepsakes in beautiful Indian Valley!

Chester201 Main Street
530-258-2611
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Your local one-stop-shop! From paint and chainsaws, to fishing and hunting supplies. Serving the Lake Almanor community for over 75 years.

Chester632 Main
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A potter for 30+ years, Tom signature style is a piece with graceful lines adorned with “Prehistoric” texturing and crystalline glazing.

Chester278 Main St.
(530) 258-2150
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Indie bookstore with classics to new releases, art gallery and gifts. Grab coffee, breakfast, lunch at Cravings while browsing! It’s the best!

Chester539 Main Street
(530) 259-4295
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Fresh produce, deli sandwiches, smoothies, milkshakes and homemade pies.

chester632 Main Street
530-258-2525
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A wide variety of pet supplies are offered by owner Michele, who has over 35 years of experience with animals. T-F 10-5pm; Sat 10-4pm.

Chester149 Main Street
(530) 258-2338
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A friendly outdoor shop that is passionate about getting folks in the outdoors. We carry a variety of FUN! Bicycles, Hobie Kayaks and SUP.

Chester181 Main Street
530-260-2421
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Women’s clothing for the stylish! Great seasonal selections along with jewelry, shoes, hats and more!

Taylorsville4316 Thompson St.
(805) 729-6563
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Family-Friendly Flower Farm offering Farm Stand, Dwarf Dairy Goats, Classes, Wedding Blooms, and general good vibes. Come enjoy the good life with us!

Lake Almanor7640 Highway 147
(530) 596-4505
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Karen’s Deli and Pizza at the Branch located along the East Shore of Lake Almanor is the East Shore’s favorite place for Pizza and BBQ Burgers.

Chester220 Main Street
530-280-0767
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Mercantile, old & new home decor, gifts and repurposed items. Great coffee &old fashioned milkshakes. DIYers & gift giving folks you’ll find it here!

Chester168 Main Street
530-258-2100
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Surfs up at Almanor Wake Sports that has the latest in water sports items and apparel including the newest “toy,” Soul Craft Boarding.

Chester417 Main Street
(530) 258-3955
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Mountain hardware store. Excellent customer service & friendly staff. Home décor & appliances. Trusted brands-Stihl, Weber, Traeger, Ben Moore paint.

Chester300 Main Street, Suite B
530-258-2275
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Cabin & lake house decor, clothing for men, women & children. Lazy One jammies & robes too. Children’s games and books.

Chester208 Main St
(530) 258-3327
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Big selection of Lake Almanor-Chester & Butt Lake Apparel for all family members. Large inventory of Fishing, camping, hunting, & marine supplies.

Chester680 Main Street
530-258-2212

Packed with everything from furniture to house gadgets, this thrift store offers lots and lots of items at great prices. M-T, Sun – 10-4pm; F-Sat. 10-

Chester189 Main Street
530-258-2032

Historic Olde Town Corner Store, built in 1912, is now a one stop convenience store. Beverages, snacks and food, and an old town gas station as well.

Places to Visit Near Greenville