We love welcoming visitors to create lifelong memories on our beautiful lands and in our unique communities. Below are resources and information to help make your visit as successful and safe as possible. If you see information that needs to be updated, please let us know!
If you’re planning a trip into the backcountry during the winter months, make sure you travel safely in avalanche terrain. Understand the terrain, avoid dangerous conditions, and always travel with a buddy. Consider taking an Avalanche Level I course before stepping out into the backcountry.
Our mountain road systems experience all kinds of weather which can sometimes lead to temporary closure due to snow or wildfires. Be sure to check current highway conditions before coming to visit or heading out on an adventure. Call 1-800-427-ROAD for current highway conditions or visit CalTrans’ website.
The county is working to add more electric car charging stations in. We hope this list will grow with time! If you have any additions, please let us know!
Plumas County welcomes your furry friends…in fact, it’s very possible that there are more dogs than people residing in the county. Dogs are allowed on most public lands and trails. Note that dogs are not permitted in most places in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Find dog-friendly dining and entertainment options in Plumas County
Permits in Plumas County
You must have a California Campfire Permit to use a stove, lantern, or campfire outside a developed campground or recreation area on National Forest land. Permits are available free-of-charge at offices of the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) or online.
It is extremely important to completely drown and stir your campfire and then feel with the back of your hand above the ashes to make sure it is cold. Make it look like campfire soup! Please do your part to prevent any additional forest fires.
Camping in Lassen Volcanic National Park
A free permit is required to camp in the park’s backcountry (outside of park campgrounds). A permit is not required for day hiking and is not required if you stay in an established park campground. There are no designated backcountry campsites or quotas in the park. Backcountry camping permits must be obtained when you arrive to the park—they do not accept or process permits by email/mail.
Camping permits are not required in national forests.
Plumas County Destinations
Over one million acres of Plumas County is on national forest land in both Plumas National Forest and Lassen National Forest. Certain rules have been designed to protect the forest and the natural environment, to ensure the health and safety of visitors, and to promote pleasant and rewarding outdoor recreation experiences for all visitors.
Lassen Park actually covers four counties: Plumas, Tehama, Lassen, and Shasta. The park has special regulations depending on which part of the park you are visiting. Visit the park’s website for details particularly if you’re planning a group visit, heading into the wilderness areas, or visiting on horseback.
Dogs are not allowed on the trails—they are allowed on leash on the roadways and in developed campsites.