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

Canyon Dam
7:00 am
Plumas Pines Resort
3000 Almanor Drive W

A full lake, lunch provided by Plumas Pines, relaxing on the lawn after a morning paddle and beautiful day on the water, and the chance to win prizes.

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Greenville
10:00 am
Greenville
Main Street

Come spend the day in Greenville and celebrate the Annual Gold Digger Days. Family fun for everyone. Parade starting at 10. Street vendors, food, music and dancing.

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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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9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Crescent Country

Parking lot full of great stuff & a Store full of treasures! Food available by Crushabowl. Come check out this fun event in Beautiful Indian Valley!

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

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Chester
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Elks Lodge
164 Main Street

plus affordable drinks. Proceeds benefit the community.

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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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Chester
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Rogers Field Chester Airport
Chester Airport Road

Dine & dance to the tunes of the 50’s

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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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9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Crescent Country

Parking lot full of great stuff & a Store full of treasures! Food available by Crushabowl. Come check out this fun event in Beautiful Indian Valley!

Chester
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Lake Almanor Elks Lodge
164 Main Street

Taco Night – Doors Open 5pm – Dinners Served starting at 5:30pm, Adult Libations at very affordable prices. Dine In or Take Out

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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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9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Crescent Country

Parking lot full of great stuff & a Store full of treasures! Food available by Crushabowl. Come check out this fun event in Beautiful Indian Valley!

Chester
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Elks Lodge
164 Main Street

plus affordable drinks. Proceeds benefit the community.

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Crescent Mills
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Crescent Country Parking Lot
Carter Street & Hwy 89

Everyone’s ride is welcome! Just for good, small town fun. Bikes, trucks, Jeeps, & cars. No entry fee or judging. Raffle & lunch available from Crescent Country.

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Chester
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Old Town
Main Street

Merchant’s Safe Trick or Treat down Main Street Chester. Stop by our spooktacular backdrop and take your picture to be entered into the Halloween Costume Contest.

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Crescent Mills
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Crescent Country
15771 Hwy 89

Parking lot full of great stuff & a Store full of treasures! Come check out this fun event in Beautiful Indian Valley!

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Chester
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Lake Almanor Elks Lodge
164 Main Street

Taco Night – Doors Open 5pm – Dinners Served starting at 5:30pm, Adult Libations at very affordable prices. Dine In or Take Out

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Chester
9:00 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
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Chester Park
Willow Street

Join us at our 3rd Annual Community Tree Lighting at Chester Park! Tree Lighting, Music, Candlelight Carols, Booths, Food & Drinks. Tree L

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Lake Almanor
7:00 am – 11:00 am
Bailey Creek Parking Lot
433 Durkin Drive

Walk, Jog, or Run to our annual 5k Turkey Trot in Bailey Creek! Registration starts at 7am and the run begins at 8am. Come early for free coffee and pastries! First 50 runners

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Chester
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Downtown Chester
Main Street

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for holiday shopping on Main Street in Chester!

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Dining & Entertainment Near Greenville

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

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.

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.

Shopping Near Greenville

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.

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

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!

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

Places to Visit Near Greenville