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contents 100 Free things to do . . . . . . . . . . .10 Advertisers Index . . . . . . . . . . . . .138 Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 Arts & Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Biking, mountain & road . . . . . . .106 Birding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 Boating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Bucks Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Calendar of events . . . . . . . . . .16, 17 Camping Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . .123 Canyon Dam area . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Chester-Lake Almanor area . . . . . .20 Christmas tree cutting . . . . . . . . . .97 Church Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . .136 County information . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Fairgrounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Fall colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Feather River Canyon . . . . . . . . . . .44 Fishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Forests, national . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Geocaching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Gold panning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Golf course chart - locator 102 & 104 Graeagle & Lakes Basin area . . . .57 Greenville & Indian Valley area . . .37 Hiking, Running, walk/run events .94 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Horseback riding . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 Hunting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Kids Stuff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 La Porte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Lassen Volcanic National Park . . .18

Lodging Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127 Map & directions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9 Museums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116 Off-road adventures . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Parks and Picnic Areas . . . . . . . . .98 Pets welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Places to stay . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122 Plumas-Eureka State Park . . . . . . .56 Portola & Sierra Valley . . . . . . . . . .70 Quincy & American Valley . . . . . . .48 Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Relocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 River rafting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Rockhounding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 Scenic byways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 Skiing & snowboarding . . . . . . . . .91 Snowmobiling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Snowplay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 Snowshoeing & Nordic skiing . . .92 Stables / Equestrian camping . . .111 Stargazing and cloud watching . .97 Swimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Tours, Community/Environment .114 Tours, Self-guided . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 Tour itineraries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115 Trains & rail fanning . . . . . . . . . . .118 Visitor information centers . . . . . .10 Water craft rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Water sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Weddings & honeymoons . . . . . .133 Wilderness areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Wildflowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Wildlife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Winter driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93

welcome

Michael Beatley

Plumas County — we live it. you’ll love it.

to Plumas County Rugged canyons, crystal clear lakes, grassy meadows, trout-filled streams, fresh pine forests, brilliant star-filled skies — they all await you in beautiful Plumas County. Located in northeastern California, where the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges meet, Plumas County boasts more than 100 lakes, 1,000 miles of rivers and streams and over a million acres of national forest. With only eight people per square mile, this rural, four seasons mountain retreat offers beauty, solitude and clean air, making it the ideal spot for a quiet, relaxing vacation. In this guide, you’ll find an overview of Plumas County’s year-round recreation spots, attractions, tours, events, accommodations and campsites. For more information, click on our websites at www.plumasnews.com or plumascounty.org, or give local visitor centers a call from the list on page 10. We invite you to have a wonderful time in Plumas County; respect its beauty, treat its residents as neighbors and return again soon.

Cover photo of Fireworks, Lake Almanor - Jan Davies Photography 2016 - 2017 PLUMAS COUNTY VISITORS GUIDE

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