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

Taylorsville
Community Methodist Church
4264 Nelson St

Celebrate the Lost Sierra with a performance showcasing compositions written for the “Transformations in Song” grant. Seating is limited–reserve your free ticket!

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Taylorsville
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Indian Valley Museum
4288 Cemetery Rd

Bring your treasured items to a professional appraiser. One evaluation for $5 or four for $15. Lunch available from 11-2 for $10.

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12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Indian Valley

The Indian Valley Community Yard Sale is happening on Friday, May 17 (12-6PM) and Saturday, May 18 (8AM-5PM). Get ready for an epic weekend of bargain hunting!

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Canyondam
9:00 pm – 1:00 am
Plumas Pines Resort
3000 Almanor Drive

This talented trio brings a delightful blend of classic country and classic rock to the stage, creating an atmosphere of toe-tapping rhythms and soulful melodies.

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Chester
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Chester Park
Willow Street & Meadowbrook Loop

The Maidu Summit Consortium is hosting The Big Time Logging Jamboree. Join us at Chester Park and take part in or cheer on 10 competitive logging categories.

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Chester
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Chester Park
190 Willow St

Enjoy an evening of food, drinks and live music while shopping for locally made products, meat, eggs, flowers and produce.

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Chester
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Chester Park
190 Willow St

Enjoy an evening of food, drinks and live music while shopping for locally made products, meat, eggs, flowers and produce.

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Chester
7:00 am
101 Meadowbrook Loop

The Mile High 100 is a wonderfully scenic century, metric century, and half metric century event in its 41st year for 2024!

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Chester
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Chester Park
190 Willow St

Enjoy an evening of food, drinks and live music while shopping for locally made products, meat, eggs, flowers and produce.

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Canyon Dam
6:00 am
Canyon Dam Boat Launch

Almanor Fishing Association, local guides and fishermen will be hosting the 6th Veterans. Along with a day on the water, every Veteran receives a t-shirt commemorating the day

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Chester
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Collins Pine Lawn
500 Main Street

Admission is free allowing you to save your precious dollars to support artisans that put their heart & souls on the line to create something original. Food vendors at event.

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Lake Almanor
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
600 Clifford Drive

A night of music with dancing, raffle prizes for children and adults. $10/per car.

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Chester
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Chester Park
190 Willow St

Enjoy an evening of food, drinks and live music while shopping for locally made products, meat, eggs, flowers and produce.

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Lake Almanor
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
600 Clifford Drive

A night of music with dancing, raffle prizes for children and adults. $10/per car.

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Chester
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Chester Park

Elks hosts the annual Crafts Fair and Barbecue at Chester Park. Hot dog or polish dog, chips and soda for $10:00. Draft Beer or Wine $5.00

Chester
11:00 am
Collins Pine Park to Chester Meadow

Join our annual 4th of July celebration starting with this year’s 4th of July Parade. Line-up early, and enjoy the parade along with shops and sights on Main Street.

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9:00 pm
Lake Almanor

The 4th of July Fireworks show over Lake Almanor is a 25+ year tradition. The show is shot from the tip of the Peninsula and brings a spectacular end to a day of celebrations.

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Taylorsville
1:00 pm
Tayorsville Rodeo Grounds
45 Genesse Road

Silver Buckle Rodeo starts 1 pm. Beer booth and cookhouse open daily.

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Taylorsville
7:00 am – 11:00 am
Indian Valley Museum
4288 Cemetery St

Annual Cowboy Breakfast of all-you-can-eat scrambled eggs, ham, pancakes, orange juice, milk, & coffee from where you can watch the Taylorsville 4th of July Parade.

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Chester
8:00 am – 11:00 am
Elks Lodge
Main Street

Join us before the parade for our Annual 4th of July Breakfast. We will be serving pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, coffee and serving Bloody Mary’s to those over 21.

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Lake Almanor
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
600 Clifford Drive

A night of music with dancing, raffle prizes for children and adults. $10/per car.

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Chester
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Chester Park
190 Willow St

Enjoy an evening of food, drinks and live music while shopping for locally made products, meat, eggs, flowers and produce.

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Lake Almanor
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
600 Clifford Drive

A night of music with dancing, raffle prizes for children and adults. $10/per car.

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Lake Almanor
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
600 Clifford Drive

A night of music with dancing, raffle prizes for children and adults. $10/per car.

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Lake Almanor
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club Rec 1 Picnic Area

Fundraiser hosted by our dedicated group of volunteers. Funds support our newsletter, fish rearing cage program, local scholarships and CHS Limnology Lab when needed.

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Lake Almanor
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
600 Clifford Drive

A night of music with dancing, raffle prizes for children and adults. $10/per car.

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Lake Almanor
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
600 Clifford Drive

A night of music with dancing, raffle prizes for children and adults. $10/per car.

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Lake Almanor

Spend the day celebrating the birds that make Lake Almanor so special, Western and Clarks Grebes. Join Plumas Audubon for kayak and pontoon boat tours, bird walks, and more!

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Lake Almanor
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
600 Clifford Drive

A night of music with dancing, raffle prizes for children and adults. $10/per car.

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Lake Almanor
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
600 Clifford Drive

A night of music with dancing, raffle prizes for children and adults. $10/per car.

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Lake Almanor
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
600 Clifford Drive

A night of music with dancing, raffle prizes for children and adults. $10/per car.

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Lake Almanor
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
501 Peninsula Drive

The Courage Triathlon is a 2.8 mile run, 6.4 mile bike, 3.1 mile kayak. It can be done as a team of 3 or solo. come join us for a fun & inspiring experience!

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Lake Almanor
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
600 Clifford Drive

A night of music with dancing, raffle prizes for children and adults. $10/per car.

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Lake Almanor
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
600 Clifford Drive

A night of music with dancing, raffle prizes for children and adults. $10/per car.

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Lake Almanor
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Almanor Country Club
600 Clifford Drive

A night of music with dancing, raffle prizes for children and adults. $10/per car.

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Dining & Entertainment Near Greenville

Greenville205 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 ingredients.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Crescent Mills161 SOBRERO WAY
(530) 394-5010
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Handcrafted Goat Milk Soap and Bath Products, all locally made gifts and jewelry.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Chester680 Main Street
530-258-2212
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Packed with everything from furniture to house gadgets, this thrift store offers lots and lots of items at great prices.

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!

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

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.

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

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!

Greenville19406 Highway 89, Box 245
(530) 284-6313
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Incorporated in 1980, Rileys Jerky is produced locally in Greenville , CA . 7 tantalising flavors. Available on site, online & select retail outlets.

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.

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.

Chester, Ca525 Main Street
530-280-7900
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Rural sophistication! Unique, good quality decor to enhance the look and feel of any indoor or outdoor space.

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!

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!

Places to Visit Near Greenville