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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

VISITORS GUIDE

inside year-round activities | camping | lodging | events | spectacular views


Feather River College

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FRC’s Liberal Arts Degree transfers to many CSU and UC campuses. We also offer many unique educational programs such as: Environmental Studies, Outdoor Recreation Leadership, Equine Studies, Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Digital Technology and Early Childhood Education. Many courses are available online and we offer summer classes as well. FRC has some of the best athletic programs in Northern California including Football, Rodeo, Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball,

QUINCY, CALIFORNIA

Baseball, Cross-Country and Track.

For more information, or to schedule a tour of the FRC campus call:

Scott Koeller at 530-283-0202 ext. 315 or visit our website at www.frc.edu


Mark Kidder

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contents 100 Free things to do . . . . . . . . . .10 Advertisers Index . . . . . . . . . . . .122 Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 Arts & Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Biking, mountain & road . . . . . . . .95 Birding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Boating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Bucks Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Calendar of events . . . . . . . . .14, 15 Camping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 Canyon Dam area . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Chester-Lake Almanor area . . . . .18 Christmas tree cutting . . . . . . . . .91 Church Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 County information . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106 Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Fairgrounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 Fall colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Feather River Canyon . . . . . . . . . .40 Fishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Forests, national . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Geocaching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 Gold panning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Golf course chart - locator . . . . . .77 Graeagle & Lakes Basin area . . . .52 Hiking, Running, walk/run events 73 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Horseback riding . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Hunting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Indian Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Internet access . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 Kids Stuff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 La Porte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

Lassen Volcanic National Park . .17 Lodging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 Map & directions . . . . . . . . . . . . .6, 7 Museums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 Off-road adventures . . . . . . . . . . .90 Parks and Picnic Areas . . . . . . . . .92 Pets welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Places to stay . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Plumas-Eureka State Park . . . . . .16 Portola & Sierra Valley . . . . . . . . .61 Quincy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Relocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 River rafting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Rockhounding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 Scenic byways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Skiing & snowboarding . . . . . . . .85 Snowmobiling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Snowplay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Snowshoeing & Nordic skiing . . .86 Stables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Stargazing and cloud watching .91 Swimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Tours, Community/Environment 100 Tours, Self-guided . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 Tour itineraries . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 Trains & rail fanning . . . . . . . . . .104 Visitor information centers . . . . .10 Water craft rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Water sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Weddings & honeymoons . . . . .119 Wilderness areas . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 Wildflowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Wildlife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Winter driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87

Cover photo of Indian Falls by Maggie Hennessy.

welcome 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 nine people per square mile, this rural, four seasons mountain retreat offers beauty, solitude and clean air, making it the ideal spot for a quiet vacation. In this guide, you’ll find an overview of Plumas County’s year-round recreation, attractions, 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.

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P E T F R I E N D LY

bring the pets!

Brianna Buslach

Bring your pets along on your trip to Plumas County! Dogs will love romping through the open space, sniffing out squirrels and fetching sticks in the lakes and creeks. You’ll find over 50 accommodations where pets are welcome to stay with their owners (see Pages 108-118.) Some restaurants with outdoor seating even welcome your pets. Or take your pet campDon’t leave them home alone, bring them to ing in the great outdoors. Some faPlumas County with you! cilities charge a small fee and most require pets to be on a leash. Visitors who bring their horses will find miles of trails to explore and campsites and stables to accommodate them. On trails in the national forest, leashes are optional but preferred. Be sure to carry a leash in order to keep your dog safe and under control. Within the state and national parks, dogs are required to be on leashes at all times and are not allowed on hiking trails. Please take caution in the woods and keep your pet with you at all times to avoid encounters with wildlife. It’s a good idea to leave your pet indoors should you be gone for a long time. If you need a veterinarian or kennel service during your visit, you’ll find many that are available or on call. There also are a number of pet supply stores, including one in Chester that offers a monthly “Yappy Hour” with libations for owners and special doggie bakery treats and games for their four-legged friends. Special events for pets include Halloween costume contests and best owner/pet pairings. “Doggie’s Day Out” is offered every summer at Carol’s Cafe on Lake Almanor, with a special pet menu and dessert tray. Treat your pets to a vacation in a place where they’ll love to spend some quality time with you. Pet-friendly Plumas County, with its wide variety of accommodations, is the ideal getaway for you and your best friends.

ter s e h C VeterinaryCLINIC ROBERTA WIEDERHOLT, D.V.M. Small and Large Animals Medicine and Surgery Boarding and Grooming

(530) 258-4242 299 Main St., Chester CA 96020 4

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Three pet loving locations...

Chester: 525 Main St. • 530-258-0323 treatsdogco1@frontiernet.net

Susanville:

Redding:

2936 Main St. • 530-257-1614 treatsdogco@frontiernet.net

3645 Eureka Way • 530-246-7387 Sunset Plaza Marketplace

Nelson

VETERINARY SERVICES

DR. BOB NELSON

Caring for Your Pets All Year SMALL & LARGE ANIMALS

258-7264 131 Stone Ave., Chester (Ca. Lic. #0012468)

The official Plumas County Visitors Guide is produced by Feather Publishing Co. Inc. Published annually in April. Ad deadline is February 2014. To advertise, please call the numbers below. Publisher - Michael C. Taborski

Project Coordinators: Kevin Mallory and graphic artist Juliet Beer of Feather Publishing Co., Inc. Advertising: Sherri McConnell - Ad Manager; Holly Buus, Kay Moss - Quincy - (530) 283-0800 Cheri McIntire and Valorie Chisholm Chester and Greenville - (530) 258-3115 Jennifer Lacy - Blairsden/Graeagle - (530) 836-1450 Roger Nielsen- Portola - (530) 832-4646

Feather Publishing Co., Inc (530) 283-0800 P.O. Box B • 287 Lawrence St. Quincy, CA 95971 PVG@plumasnews.com • www.plumasnews.com Submit photos to PVGphotos@plumasnews.com Submit changes to PVGchanges@plumasnews.com


KID’S STUFF AND FUN THINGS

Rick Marchus

fun stuff for kids

A stringer full of fish from Bucks Lake is sure to draw a smile from your child’s face.

Youngsters will find plenty of things to do in the natural playground of Plumas County. Whether they’re wading in a stream or tubing down a snowy hill, kids will discover that outdoor recreation is a great way to burn off excess energy and banish boredom! Here’s a sampling of the top destinations and attractions for kids in Plumas County; more information is available by contacting local area chambers of commerce listed on page 10, visiting www.plumascounty.org, www.plumasnews.com or www.plumasarts.org. • Walking to waterfalls (Frazier and Indian Falls) • Climbing aboard locomotives at Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola and attending Railroad Days • Miniature golfing in Graeagle and the Lake Almanor area • Learning about Native Americans, natural history and survival through the Junior Ranger Program at Lassen Volcanic National Park • Paddleboating on Graeagle Mill Pond • Hiking along interpretive nature trails • Pony or horseback riding, wagon or sleigh rides • Biking or walking the Lake Almanor Recreation Trail, the Portola Riverwalk or Cascade trail near Quincy • Panning for gold in a stream or Plumas-Eureka State Park museum • Exploring the forests on an adventurous ATV or snowmobile tour • Climbing to a U.S. Forest Service lookout tower • Jet skiing at Almanor, Bucks, Gold or Frenchman • Tennis and bowling • Sledding at Eureka Ski Bowl or anywhere in the forest • Picnicking, horseshoe pitching or playing ball in a park (see Fishing) • Skateboarding at parks in Quincy and Portola • Midway carnival rides and 4-H fun at the Plumas-Sierra County Fair • Movies, plays and concerts at Quincy’s Town Hall Theatre or West End Theatre • Fishing derbies (see Fishing) • Ranger-led snowshoe hikes in Lassen Volcanic National Park • Blackberry picking in the Feather River Canyon • Fourth of July parades and fireworks • Stargazing and making s’mores over a crackling campfire • Swimming in creeks, lakes, pools and ponds • Go exploring at 11 different museums • Looking for cool rocks and wild animals • Watching trout spawn at Honker Cove Lake Davis • Visiting Crystal Lake and the lookout on Mt Hough

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No matter what direction you come from, the different drives into Plumas County along scenic byways are said to be some of the most beautiful in the state.

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HISTORY OF PLUMAS COUNTY

Courtesy of Plumas County Museum

Blairsden, California, about 1915. At left Arial Beaton’s Gold Lake Stage is preparing to depart with a load of tourists for the Lakes Basin area. This portion of Blairsden succumbed to fire in the 1930s, however, the remainder of the town is a very popular tourist destination today. Prior to the California Gold Rush, the area now known as Plumas County was inhabited by the Mountain Maidu Indians who still live here today. Living in small groups, they gathered roots, berries, grasses, seeds and acorns, supplementing these staples with large and small game and fish. Their existence was suddenly disturbed in the spring of 1850 when a flood of goldseeking miners poured into the canyons and valleys of the region in search of a fabled “Gold” Lake. Overnight, mining camps sprang to life. Rivers were turned from their beds, ditches were dug to bring water from distant sources to the diggings and the land was turned upside down. A sizable Chinese population took up residence here and remained until the early 1900s when, with the decline in mining, most left the area. The North, Middle and South forks of the Feather River were named in 1821 by Captain Luis Arguello as the Rio de las Plumas (River of Feathers) after the Spanish explorer saw what looked like bird feathers floating in the water. “Plumas,” the Spanish word for “feathers,” later became the name for the county. The river and its forks were the primary

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sites of early mining activity, with many smaller camps located on their tributaries. Over the next five decades gold mining remained the main industry of the county. In 1850, the famous mountain man, James P. Beckwourth, discovered the lowest pass across the Sierra Nevada and the following year navigated a wagon trail for California-bound emigrants from western Nevada, through Plumas County, to the Sacramento Valley. Several years later, in March of 1854, Plumas County was formed from the eastern and largest portion of Butte County with the town of Quincy chosen as the county seat after a heated election. In 1864, a large part of northern Plumas County was carved off to form present day Lassen County. Following this, Plumas County annexed a small portion of Sierra County, which included the town of La Porte. In the late 1850s, Greenville came into existence as a mining and farming community at the head of Indian Valley; Chester, near Lake Almanor, was born as a result of damming Big Meadows and the lumber potential from the timber stands blanketing the area. Soon after the turn of the century, and with the construction of the expanding

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Western Pacific Railroad in 1910, Portola came into existence. With the railroad for transportation, the timber industry began to emerge as the primary economic force in the county. Until that time lumber was milled strictly for local use. Finished lumber could now be shipped nationwide from Plumas forests. The timber industry contributed enormously to the growth and prosperity of Plumas County and continues to do so to this day. Coeval with the railroad’s construction up the Feather River Canyon came some of the earliest tourists to the county. Resorts and lodges popped up at intervals along the “Feather River Route” to accommodate fishermen, hikers and sightseers. The last passenger train ran in 1970, and the line is now devoted to freight traffic, with an occasional sight-seeing train sneaking through the area. In 1937, the Feather River Highway, touted as an “all weather route,” was completed through the Feather River Canyon from Oroville to Quincy, linking Plumas County year-round to the Sacramento Valley.

Scott J. Lawson Plumas County Museum Director


TRANSPORTATION Airports • Reno-Tahoe International Airport, 2001 Plumb Lane, Reno, Nevada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (775) 328-6400 • Nervino Field Beckwourth . . . . . . (530) 832-6940 • Gansner Field Quincy. . . . . . . . . . . (530) 283-2600 • Rogers Field Chester . . . . . . . . . . (530) 258-3616 Car rental Lake Almanor Towing . (530) 258-3062 Highways State Route 70, State Route 89 and parts of State Routes 36 and 49. Public transportation Plumas Transit Systems (530) 283-2538 HOSPITALS/CLINICS • Seneca Healthcare District Chester . . . . . . . . . . (530) 258-2151 • Plumas District Hospital Quincy . . . . . . . . . . . (530) 283-2121 • Eastern Plumas Health Care District Portola . . . . . . . . . . . (530) 832-6500 • Indian Valley Medical Clinic Greenville . . . . . . . . (530) 284-6116

Normal precipitation (Inches)

Annual snowfall (Inches)

Portola Elevation: 5,000 feet Quincy Elevation: 3,409 feet

Mean July maximum temperature

Chester Elevation: 4,550 feet Greenville Elevation: 3,600 feet

Mean January minimum temperature

IMPORTANT NUMBERS All emergencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911 Sheriff (business). . . . (530) 283-6375 CHP . . . . (530) 283-1100 or 832-4895 Road conditions . . . . . (800) 427-7623 AAA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (530) 283-1014

For local forecast (530) 221-5613

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TOTAL AREA • 2,618 square miles • 2,570 square miles of land • 48.4 square miles of water • 1,644,800 acres

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RADIO STATIONS KQNY-FM, 91.9 . . . . . . . (530) 283-5494 KNLF-FM, 95.9 . . . . . . . (530) 283-4145 KTOR-FM, 96.9, 99.7 . . (530) 256-2400

SCHOOLS Plumas Charter School (530) 283-3851 Plumas Unified School District Quincy. . . . . . . . . . . . (530) 283-6500

NEWSPAPERS • Feather River Bulletin Quincy . . . . . . . . . . . (530) 283-0800 • Indian Valley Record Greenville . . . . . . . . . (530) 284-7800 • Chester Progressive (530) 258-3115 • Portola Reporter . . . (530) 832-4646 • www.plumasnews.com • www.facebook.com/plumasnews

Chester-Lake Almanor Chester Elementary. . . (530) 258-3194 Chester High School . . (530) 258-2126 Chester Plumas Charter (530) 258-3365 Lake Almanor Christian (530) 596-4100 St. Andrews Academy. . (530) 596-3343

BANKS • Bank of America Quincy . . . . . . . . . . (530) 283-6600 • Plumas Bank Quincy. . . . . . . . . . . (530) 283-6800 Chester . . . . . . . . . . (530) 258-4161 Greenville . . . . . . . . (530) 284-6114 Portola. . . . . . . . . . . (530) 832-4405 • U.S. Bank Chester . . . . . . . . . . (530) 258-2145 Quincy. . . . . . . . . . . (530) 283-6610 LIBRARIES Chester Branch . . . . .(530) 258-2742 Greenville Branch . . .(530) 284-7416 Quincy Branch . . . . . .(530) 283-6310 Portola Branch . . . . . .(530) 832-4241

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POPULATION Plumas County . . . . . . . . . . . . 23,054 Chester-Lake Almanor . . . . . . . . 5,428 Indian Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,837 Feather River Canyon . . . . . . . . . . 206 Quincy area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,793 Mohawk Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,843 Sierra Valley-Last Chance . . . . . 2,698 Portola . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,249

Indian Valley Indian Valley Academy...(530) 284-7050 Indian Valley Elementary(530) 284-7195 Plumas Charter School - Greenville Learning Center . . . . (530) 284-7197 Portola Carmichael Elementary. (530) 832-0211 Portola High School. . . (530) 832-4284 Portola Plumas Charter (530) 832-4157 Quincy Quincy Elementary . . . (530) 283-6550 Quincy High School. . . (530) 283-6510 Plumas Christian . . . . . (530) 283-0415 Feather River College . (530) 283-0202 For other phone numbers, pick up a copy of the Plumas-Lassen Connection telephone directory at your local newspaper office.

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V I S I T O R I N F O R M AT I O N

Mark Kidder

Looking to have fun on a budget? Plumas County has a plethora of no-cost attractions, detailed in a colorful brochure, 100 Free Things to Do in Plumas County. This handy reference offers visitors quick advice on free or low-cost ways to have fun during a visit to Plumas County. The list of 100 things is divided into sections including "Museums/History," "Outdoors and Nature," "Kids Stuff," "Art Galleries" and "Events." It also features several photos and a county map. The Free Things brochure can be downloaded online at: www.plumasnews.com/info/100freethings.pdf or visit www.plumascounty.org under “Outdoor Recreation” and navigate to “Kids and Family”.

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visitor information Stop in at any local area Chamber of Commerce for maps, brochures, area information, and friendly travel advice. Walk-in service to visitors also is available at U.S. Forest Service offices and at the county’s museums. Lake Almanor visitor info Good Vibrations 278 Main St, Chester, CA Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce Membership Office, 289 Main St. #7 P.O. Box 1198 Chester, CA 96020 (530) 258-2426 www.lakealmanorarea.com

Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce Junction of Hwys. 89 and 70 P.O. Box 1043 Graeagle, CA 96103 (530) 836-6811 (530) 836-6809 FAX easternplumaschamber.com

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Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce 408 Main St., P.O. Box 516 Greenville, CA 95947 (530) 284-6633 (530) 284-6907 FAX www.indianvalley.net

Portola Visitors Center Williams House Museum 424 E. Sierra Ave. (Hwy. 70) P.O. Box 1094 Portola, CA 96122 (530) 832-0671 www.portolavisitorscenter.com

Quincy Chamber of Commerce 464 W. Main St. Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-0188 (530) 283-5864 FAX www.quincychamber.com

Plumas County Museum 500 Jackson St. Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-6320 (530) 283-6081 FAX www.plumasmuseum.org www.countyofplumas.com

Plumas Arts 525 Main St., P.O. Box 600 Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-3402 (530) 283-1168 FAX www.plumasarts.com

Plumas-Eureka State Park

Plumas National Forest Beckwourth Ranger District 23 Mohawk Highway Road, off Highway 70, west of Blairsden, CA 96103 (530) 836-2575

310 Johnsville Road Blairsden, CA 96103 (530) 836-2380 www.parks.ca.gov www.plumas-eureka.org

Plumas National Forest Feather River District

Lassen Volcanic Nat’l Park

Plumas National Forest Mt. Hough Ranger District

38050 Hwy. 36 East P.O. Box 100 Mineral, CA 96063-0100 (530) 595-4480 www.nps.gov/lavo

875 Mitchell Ave. Oroville, CA 95965 (530) 534-6500

39696 Highway 70, NW of Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-0555

Lassen National Forest Almanor Ranger District

Plumas National Forest Challenge Visitor Center

Highway 36, W of Chester P.O. Box 767 Chester, CA 96020 (530) 258-2141 www.fs.usda.gov/lassen

18050 Mulock Road Challenge, CA 95925 (530) 675-1146

Plumas National Forest Headquarters 159 Lawrence St. P.O. Box 11500 Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-2050 www.fs.usda.gov/plumas

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Tahoe National Forest Yuba River Ranger District 15924 Highway 49 Camptonville, CA 95922 (530) 288-3231 www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe


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A R T S A N D C U LT U R E

Visitors will find an impressive quality and quantity of local and regional art and cultural happenings available to enjoy throughout Plumas County. Galleries are located in Chester, Lake Almanor, Quincy and Graeagle. Local art, music and writing is also featured in shops, restaurants and public buildings throughout the county, as well as in performance venues and during events. Plumas Arts is the county’s local arts agency and a primary cultural events producer, promoter and information resource. In 2012 Plumas Arts moved into the historical (circa 1873) Capitol Saloon on Main Street in Quincy, breathing new life into the old building by transforming it into a cultural center and gallery. Other arts associations include Mohawk Valley Artists Guild in Graeagle, Main Street Artists in Quincy, the Feather River Fine Arts Association in the Lake Almanor Basin and Blue Goose Art Gallery in Chester. Quincy galleries host an Art Walk the first Friday of most months from February to November. Quilting groups in various Plumas County communities display their creations at shows held throughout the year, and the area’s annual fine art and craft shows are well-respected in the Northern California arts scene. For those interested in gustatory adventures, a Wine Walk is held one Friday a month during the summer in downtown Chester, and food and wine/beer tastings are part of many events. From June through September, both local and regional

produce, meat and prepared foods are available at farmers’ markets in Quincy (Thursday evenings), Sierra Valley (Fridays) and Chester (Saturdays). Quincy’s market features live music, the Sierra Valley market offers cooking demonstrations, while the Chester market offers a variety of activities depending on the week. More weekly music is available year-round. On summer Sundays, Lake Almanor Country Club hosts concerts at the bandshell. On summer Wednesday evenings, local bands play live at the Graeagle Mill Pond. Words & Music, presented by Plumas Arts, is held monthly during the fall, winter and spring in Quincy (Thursdays), Portola (Fridays) and Chester (Thursdays). Each session includes a featured performer and an open stage segment; sign up at the door to share acoustic music or other performance art. The Chester Community Chorus takes the stage for a series of well-loved performances each May and December. Le Panache, a local madrigal singing group, offers free concerts throughout the year. Venues like the Town Hall Theatre, located on Main Street in Quincy, go beyond just music. The all-purpose, fixed-seat community theatre and gathering place retains its original single-screen art deco charm. It hosts a wide range of special screenings, local dramatic productions and visits from worldclass performers and speakers. Feature films usually run Friday – Monday; call (530) 283-1140 to hear the schedule. The West End Theatre, also on Quincy’s Main Street, opened in 2012. It houses theatre programs for children and teens, as well as offering plays, concerts and other performances by local and regional artists. Music and art festivals bring the cultures of the world to the beauty of the mountains and highlight local talent. Locals also show off their skills in community chili cook-offs, fishing derbies and pancake breakfasts — and their automobiles in the classic car exhibitions that punctuate many local celebrations. Avid athletes turn out for races on foot, bicycle, ski, horseback, racecar or sailboat while golfers, ball players and horseshoe pitchers compete in tournaments. Townsfolk and tourists alike celebrate in droves on the Fourth of July, when every town organizes parades, concerts, activities and fireworks. The glorious fall color in Plumas County inspires a variety of small-town events, “leaf peeping” and craft bazaars. The chill in the air for the holiday season dampens no one’s spirits; snow or shine, everyone comes out for Christmas tree lightings, caroling and other performances, open houses and friendly gatherings in all corners of the county. Benefit balls, concerts, dinners and activities in support of local organizations fill out the area’s cultural calendar yearround.

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Experience Plumas-Eureka State Park

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• Camping - (www.reserveamerica.com for reservations) • Hiking & Fishing • Museum & Historical Area with Docent Demonstrations • Tour a Miner’s Cabin • Junior Ranger Program & Activities • Gold Discovery Days Celebrations - July 20-21, 2013

Location: 5 Miles West of Graeagle on County Rd. A-14 in Johnsville The Plumas Eureka State Park Association (PESPA), a non-profit volunteer group, helps support the Park and its Interpretive and Educational Programs.

Visit: www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=507

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Graeagle Parade - Bill Obernesser

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s p e c i a l eve n t s throughout the county in spring. The High Sierra Music Festival (in Quincy) take visitors to outdoor stages in July. On the Feather River, Belden hosts several additional festivals in the summer and fall. For those interested in gustatory adventures, local restaurants show off their culinary artistry at Taste of Plumas, a spring event that also includes regional wines and microbrews, music and an auction. June brings the Taste of Mohawk in Graeagle, and in October the Mountain Harvest Festival in Quincy blends an arts and crafts show with microbrew tasting and music. The Blairsden Celtic Festival in the fall pairs Celtic food and music for an immersive cultural experience. Snow season fun is celebrated countywide. Quincy’s Sparkle, in early December, includes lighting a tall living Christmas tree and watching the truckers’ light parade wind through downtown. Other communities host similar events to usher in the holidays. February’s Winterfest events include sled dog races, snowmobile poker runs and other snow-based competitions. Participants race on 12-foot (and longer!) wooden skis at the Historic Longboard Revival Series, held three times a year above Johnsville.

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No matter the season, Plumas County offers events to capture the imagination of visitors of all interests and inspire return visits year after year. Small-town festivals like Railroad Days in Portola and Gold Digger Days in Greenville showcase the character and highlight the history of host communities. The flavor of the Old West lives on at Vinton’s cowboy poetry shows and the Silver Buckle Rodeo in Taylorsville. Old-fashioned family fun is highlighted at the County Picnic and the Plumas-Sierra County Fair. Held in August at the fairgrounds in Quincy, the fair also highlights county art, agriculture, cooking, crafts and history. The Almanor Art Show provides summertime browsing on the lawn, and the fall Plumas Arts Tour & Barn Quilt Trail includes open studios and a barn quilt driving tour. The AllCounty Jazz Night brings together high school musicians from

Turn to page 14 for a taste of some of Plumas County’s annual events. Call the number listed with each entry for specific information and pickup a local newspaper for updates. For updated events calendars and cultural highlights, visit www.plumasarts.org, www.plumasnews.com, www.plumascountyevents.com or www.plumascounty.org.

Catch the fun at the Gold Digger Days firemen’s bucket brigade, watch any one of numerous parades, or enter a run/walk event like Running with the Bears Marathon, Plumas County's homegrown official Boston Qualifier.

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calendar FOR MORE EVENTS ALSO SEE TOWNS, ANTIQUES, BIKING, BIRDING, FISHING, GOLFING, HIKING & RUNNING, SNOWMOBILING AND WATERSPORTS

2013 M AY AMERICAN VALLEY SPEEDWAY RACES Quincy - April 27, May 11, 18,

June 1, 15, July 20, 27, Aug. 3, 18, 23, 24, & Sept. 21. IMCA Modifieds, Mini Stocks, Hobby Stocks, DART Dwarfs. Call (530) 283-2175 May 18 Birds, Boats and BBQ Sierra Valley (530) 283-5758

Children’s Fair Fairgrounds in Quincy janine@plumaschildren.org May 25 & 26 Memorial Weekend Craft Fair Chester (530) 258-2516

Bursting Into Spring Craft Fair Graeagle (530) 832-1184

JUNE June 1 Valley-Wide Yard Sales Indian Valley (530) 284-6633

Plumas County Picnic, Car Show Fairgrounds in Quincy (530) 283-6272

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June 1 Mohawk Valley Cemetery Tour Benefit for Plumas County Museum Graeagle (530) 283-6320 June 15 Soroptimists Garden Tour Quincy (530) 283-6600, Ext 4

Pioneer Days Taylorsville (530) 284-7622 June 15-16 Lake Almanor Hustle Patriot's Day Endurance Horseback Ride Lake Almanor (530) 284-6328

FARMERS’ MARKETS Beckwourth - Fridays, May 31-Sept. 20, 10 am2 pm, at Sierra Valley Farms featuring free cooking demos and artisans market. (530) 832-0114 Quincy - Church and Main Streets Thursday evenings featuring live music from June 13 through Sept.12. Chester - Saturdays, July-Aug., 9 am-1 pm, at Good Vibrations featuring local artists and crafters, cooking demos and live music. (530) 258-4663

June 16 Father’s Day Fly-In & Festival Gansner - Quincy (530) 283-3551 June 20-24 The Bounce Festival Belden (530) 283-9662

June 22 A Few Brews and A Banjo Chester Park (530) 259-3757

July 20 Art Around the Lake Tour Chester-Lake Almanor (530) 596-4166

Taste of Mohawk Graeagle (530) 836-0446

July 20 - 21 Gold Digger Days Greenville (530) 284-6633

June 29 & 30 Courthouse Lawn Art Show Quincy (530) 283-3402 June 30 Summerfest White Sulphur Springs Ranch (530) 836-2334

JULY July 4 4th of July Festivities & Silver Buckle Rodeo Taylorsville (530) 284-6633 Cowboy Breakfast Taylorsville (530) 284-1046 4th of July Festivities, Parade, Fireworks, Craft Fair, run/walk Chester (530) 258-2426 July 4-7 High Sierra Music Festival Quincy (510) 595-1115 July 5-7 Mohawk Valley Independence Celebration Fireworks, parade, concert Graeagle (530) 836-6811

Portola City Lights Concerts held every Friday night in Portola City Park from July 12 to August 16, 2013. Call (530) 832-4552

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Gold Discovery Days Plumas Eureka State Park (530) 836-4135 Arts & Crafts Show Graeagle (775) 825-3679 July 27 Mid-Summer Madness Wine & Food Tasting Lake Almanor (530) 258-2516 July 27 & 28 Bidwell Arts & Crafts Show Chester (530) 345-9652

AUGUST August 3 & 4 Almanor Art Show Chester (530) 283-3402 August 10 & 11 Bidwell Arts & Crafts Show Chester (530) 345-9652 August 11 49th Annual Picnic Graeagle August 14-18 Plumas-Sierra County Fair Quincy Fairgrounds (530) 283-6272 August 16-18 Railroad Days Portola (530) 836-6811


November 11 Veteran's Day Parade and Ceremony Greenville (530) 284-6633

August 17 & 18 Fall Festival Arts & Crafts Fair Graeagle (775) 825-3679

September 28 Celtic Festival Blairsden (530) 836-6811

November 29 Chester Merchants’ Holiday Tree Lighting & Light Parade (530) 258-2426

August 30-Sept. 1 Antiques & Collectibles Fair Graeagle (530) 836-6811

OCTOBER October 5 Fall Festival Taylorsville (530) 284-6129

November 29 & 30 Mohawk Valley Artists Guild Holiday Craft Fair Graeagle (530) 832-1184

Fall Fest at Mt. Hough Ranger District Quincy (530) 283-7618

November 30 Light Parade, Craft Fair Taylorsville (530) 284-7622

October 12 Cowboy Poetry & Music Show Vinton (831) 801-3719

DECEMBER

Sled Wars Snowmobile Grass Drags Quincy (530) 354-6095

Main Street Sparkle & Light Parade Quincy (530) 283-0188

October 19 Mountain Harvest Festival, Microbrew Tasting Quincy (530) 283-3402

December 7 Graeagle Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Graeagle (530) 836-6811

October 27 Dawn Institute Apple Fest Indian Falls (530) 284-6036

December 7 & 14 Santa Train - Portola (530) 832-4131

NOVEMBER

December 14 Christmas Open House & Tree Lighting Greenville (530) 284-6633

August 31 Lake Almanor Peninsula Arts & Crafts Faire Lake Almanor (530) 259-5478 August 31-Sept. 1 Tri Graeagle Multisport Weekend Graeagle (530) 836-1201

SEPTEMBER September 7 & 8 Streetrod Extravaganza Chester (530) 258-2426 September 14 & 15 Quincy Crazy Quilters show Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds (530) 283-1736 September 18 Art and Wine Festival Lassen Volcanic National Park (530) 595-4480

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Quincy (530) 283-3402 September 27 Girls' Night Out Quincy (530) 283-0188

December 6 Holiday Tree Lighting Portola (530) 836-6811

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For more events see Towns, Antiques, Biking, Birding, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking & Running, Snowmobiling and Watersports sections. All dates subject to change. For updates and more events, visit “Events” at www.plumasnews.com, www.plumascounty.org, and see the Calendar at www.plumasarts.org.

LONGBOARD RACES Historic Longboard Revival Series races will be held at Eureka Ski Bowl in Johnsville on Jan. 19, Feb. 16 and March 16, 2014. Call (530) 283-6320

February 1 Groundhog Fever Festival Quincy (510) 230-9442

Snowmobile Poker Run Bucks Lake (530) 283-9766 February 14-17 Winter SnowFest Eastern Plumas (530) 832-0270 February 15 Snowmobile Poker Run Portola (530) 836-6811

Snowmobile Poker Run (Alternate date March 1)

November 1-3 Christmas Open House Boutiques Indian Valley (530) 284-7334 November 9 Quincy Merchants Open House Quincy (530) 283-0188

December 31 New Year’s Eve Party and Fireworks Genesee (530) 284-6351

Chester (530) 596-4354

MARCH March 14 & 15 Cowboy Poetry Show Vinton (831) 801-3719

APRIL April 12 Taste of Plumas Quincy (530) 283-3402 April 20-21 Cabin Fever Quilt Show Portola (530) 832-0446

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Perhaps the best-kept secret of the California state parks, Plumas-Eureka State Park is steeped in history and is rich with recreation opportunities and natural resources. Located five miles west of Graeagle on Johnsville Road (County Road A14), the 4,500-acre park is located at the foot of Eureka Peak (originally called Gold Mountain), which produced some $25 million in gold from hard-rock mining during the 1800s. The park features unmatched landscapes, a network of hiking trails leading to four lakes, and a 67-site campground along Jamison Creek underneath towering pines. Be sure to visit the park’s indoor-outdoor museum, which includes early gold mining equipment and relics, a complete blacksmith shop, a partially restored stamp mill and a restored miner’s home. Visitors can also peer inside the entrance to the Eureka Tunnel and see the old timbers. The park surrounds the historic former mining community of Johnsville. At an elevation of 4,720 to 7,447 feet, it spans a range of habitats and hosts an abundance of plant and animal life.

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Youngsters will enjoy visiting the museum complex and staying in the campground at Plumas-Eureka State Park.

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Interpretive events such as campfire programs, nature walks and history and mining tours are offered during the summer season. Supervised gold panning is offered. Park docents in period attire re-create a miner’s lifestyle during Gold Discovery Days. Blacksmith demonstrations, mining lore and home tours help take visitors back to the 1890s. A pancake breakfast is also part of the fun. In the wintertime, the park is transformed into a winter paradise. Visitors can drive the well-cleared roads to enjoy the various cross-country ski loops, including the 2.5-mile groomed Jamison Canyon Ski Trail that starts or ends at the museum. Skiers can also follow the road until it ends at Plumas-Eureka Ski Bowl to access more backcountry skiing, snowshoeing and a popular sledding area. The historic ski bowl is near the site of the first recorded downhill ski races in North America. The Plumas Ski Club organizes the Historic Longboard Revival Series races at the bowl in January, February and March. Participants compete for the “world record” on 12- to 16-foot handmade wooden skis. Efforts are ongoing to replace the ski lift and open the Plumas-Eureka Ski Bowl as a family ski hill again. Ranger-led snowshoe nature hikes also are offered ➸ Join in the fun at during the winter on weekGold Discovery Days. ends. Call (530) 836-2380 to ➸ Take a docent-led verify museum hours. historic walk on old Museum admission is free, mining roads. but donations are accepted and appreciated. The park has ➸ Explore the museum’s hands-on exconsistently attracted a loyal hibits. following among its longtime campers and it has a strongly ➸ Learn about nacommitted volunteer corps. ture through junior The Plumas-Eureka State Park ranger programs and campfire talks. Association, which supports the park, relies heavily on do➸ Experience the nations for funding. zany fun at the longPark campground fees are board ski races in Jan., $35 per site and are now availFeb. and March. able by reservation. Call (800) ➸ Go sledding or 444-7275 or reserve online at backcountry skiing. www.reserveamerica.com. Reservations are recom➸ Look for black mended from Memorial Day bears, minks, mountain beavers, weekend through Labor Day goshawks, and bald weekend. eagles. For more information, call the park at (530) 836-2380 or More Info: visit www.parks.ca.gov or (530) 836-2380 www.plumas-eureka.org.


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Take in the views of Lassen Peak as you relax on your vacation.

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Boiling springs, belching mudpots and hissing steam vents are among the wondrous sights awaiting visitors to beautiful Lassen Volcanic National Park. One of the oldest national parks, LVNP was established in 1916 and remains a treasure trove of hydrothermal activity. Lassen Peak sits at the southernmost end of the Cascade Range, which extends from here to Canada. The western part of the park features lava pinnacles and volcanoes, while the eastern part features small cinder cones forested with conifers and studded with small lakes. LVNP is just a short 35-minute drive from the Chester-Lake Almanor area, or an hour from Indian Valley — the park offers great day trip opportunities. Visitors can observe the hydrothermal activity along the road, or take short hikes and strolls through some of the most pristine, untouched wilderness in the country. The park itself is open 24 hours a day year-round. The Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center, located at the park’s southwest entrance, is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. year-round with the exception of Christmas Day and Tuesdays and Wednesdays between Nov. 1 and March 31. Visitors are welcome to stroll through the exhibit hall, view the spectacular park film and browse in the bookstore. The concession cafe and gift shop are open daily in the summer and on weekends and holidays in the winter. The center receives its name from the Mountain Maidu name for Lassen Peak, which means “Snow Mountain.” The historical Loomis Museum, located at the northwest entrance of the park, operates May 27 through Oct. 31. It offers an auditorium, bookstore and exhibits. Two brand new

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The Chester/Lake Almanor Basin is best known as a recreation paradise and the gateway to nearby Lassen Volcanic National Park. It also marks the point where the Sierra Nevada and the Cascade Range meet, and is the southern end of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway, a 500-mile All-American Road featuring volcanic and other scenic attractions. At 4,500 feet elevation and with 35 miles of shoreline, Almanor is Plumas County’s largest lake, offering yearround fishing, superior lakeside campsites and spectacular views of majestic Lassen Peak. It is also one of the few

...Lassen Volcanic National Park from previous page exhibits will be unveiled this year that allow visitors to learn about the volcanic features and seismic activity in the park. Hiking trails take park visitors through a hydrothermal area called Bumpass Hell and through the Devastated Area, which exhibits remarkable recovery since Lassen Peak’s last eruption in 1921. For a longer trek, visitors can climb to the top of Brokeoff Mountain, elevation 9,235 feet, on a scenic seven-mile, sevenhour round-trip journey that climbs 2,600 feet. Be sure to pick up a map at either park entrance and consider exploring the listed trails. These walks are a great way to see just a few of the 700 species of flowering plants and 250 species of wildlife in the park. In addition to the landscapes, there are breathtaking views of the entire Lake Almanor Basin, and on a clear day hikers can see Mount Shasta from Lassen Peak and Brokeoff Mountain. The park also offers field seminars and special events throughout the year. During the winter, park rangers lead snowshoe walks that enable visitors to explore the beauty of the park year-round. Snowshoers and cross-country and backcountry skiers can also explore on their own from the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center.

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remaining lakes in the state to allow use of personal watercraft (such as Jet Skis). The lake is one of the most popular attractions in Northern California, drawing visitors year-round. Summer lake surface temperatures of about 75 degrees make it ideal for water sports, including waterskiing, sailing, sailboarding and paddle boarding. Golfers can enjoy three courses in the Almanor Basin, including the 18-hole championship at Bailey Creek and two more nine-hole courses. Continued on right...

There is a fee of $10 per vehicle to enter Lassen Volcanic National Park and $5 per visitor traveling by foot, bicycle or motorcycle. The park road (which connects with Highway 89 north and south of the park) covers 30 miles and takes approximately an hour to drive. The best time to visit the park for car touring or hiking is July through September. The road may be closed from late October to mid-June due to snow, but there is parking and access to the area at both the north and south entrances. Check the park’s website for fee-free days. Campground fees are $10 – $18 and sites are available both by reservation and on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve, call (877) 444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov. Lodging options within the park include Drakesbad Guest Ranch in the Warner Valley, at the park’s southeast end, and camping cabins at Manzanita Lake near the park’s northeast entrance. Reserve at www.lassenrecreation.com. Chester, located half an hour east, is the nearest full-service town to the park’s southwest entrance. It offers complete visitor services including gas stations, lodging, camping, dining and shopping. For more information, call the visitor center at (530) 595-4480 or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/lavo.

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The surrounding Lassen National Forest maintains two nearby wilderness areas, the Caribou and the Ishi, which are easy to explore. History buffs and adventurers can enjoy a half-day trip to Seneca. A few inhabitants and a unique bar are all that remain of this once-thriving mining town where gold was found in 1851. Warner Valley, which leads into Lassen Volcanic National Park, offers another scenic side trip, with small lakes, campsites, hiking trails and the historical Drakesbad Guest Ranch. For more information about the area, contact the Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce at (530) 258-2426 or info@lakealmanorarea.com.

➸ Take a dip at the beaches on the west shore. ➸ Drive around Lake Almanor and enjoy a picnic and views at the rest stop on the lake’s north end. ➸ Bike, hike or ski the Lake Almanor Recreation Trail along the lake’s west shore. ➸ Rent a patio boat to tour the lake; look for eagles, grebes and osprey. ➸ Take a day trip to nearby Lassen Volcanic National Park and learn about the area’s unique geology. ➸ At Drakesbad; follow Feather River Drive to Willow Lake and hike along the lake. Afterward, soak in the geothermally heated pool.

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➸ Visit the Caribou Wilderness area, land of a thousand lakes, protected since 1932. ➸ Golf three scenic and challenging courses along the lake. ➸ Rent skis or snowshoes and enjoy miles and miles of snowy trails in the surrounding forest. ➸ Fish for trophy trout at Butt Valley Reservoir. More Info: (530) 258-2426 2013 - 2014 PLUMAS COUNTY VISITORS GUIDE

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CHESTER AND LAKE ALMANOR AREA

A large network of trails offer myriad opportunities for hiking, biking and exploring, both around the lake and in the surrounding Lassen and Plumas national forests. The North Fork Feather River, which flows into Almanor, and nearby Yellow Creek are favorites with catch-andrelease fly anglers. Nearby Butt Valley Reservoir is widely known as a great fishery for trout. The Almanor Basin is also a pristine jewel for winter recreation, including snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, sledding and snowshoeing. Highlights of this wintry season include chili cook-offs, snowmobile poker runs and sled dog races. The charming town of Chester, located at the northern end of the lake, offers a full range of amenities. Shoppers can browse Main Street with its unique gift shops, galleries and eateries. Annual art and craft shows, a fireworks display, a parade and the Chester Classic 5K Fun Run highlight July 4. The September Streetrod Extravaganza is among many special events featured each year. The town also hosts wine walks and is the starting point for Art Around the Lake and the Century Mile High 100 Bike Ride during the summer. Services for visitors are also available in small communities along the lake, including Prattville, East Shore, Lake Almanor West, the Lake Almanor Peninsula, Hamilton Branch and Canyon Dam. Overnight visitors to Chester/Lake Almanor can choose from a wide range of motels, resorts, vacation rentals, bed and breakfast inns and campgrounds.


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Seneca Healthcare District SPECIALTY CLINICS Cardiology • Diabetes Consultation Orthopedics • Pain Management MRI • Gastroenterology • Dermatology Mammography • CT Scanning MID-LEVEL PROVIDER: Tonya MacDonald 199 Reynolds Rd., Chester • 258-2826 • Call for Business Hours After Hours Call Seneca Healthcare District • Ambulance 911 David Walls, D.O. Family Medicine ..................................258-3191 Christopher Ward, D.O. Family Medicine .....................258-1926 John W. Knopp, DPM Foot & Ankle Surgery-Podiatry ...258-3192 Steen Jensen, M.D. General Surgery .......................258-3648 Marc Nielsen, M.D. Family Medicine........................258-3750 Dana Ware, M.D. Family Medicine & Medical Acupuncture258-4116 Steven Brown, D.P.T. Physical Therapy ..........................258-2967 Shasta Orthopedics & Sports Medicine...............258-2160

LAKE ALMANOR CLINIC Walk-in for Non-Emergency Contact Tonya McDonald 258-2826 24hr Physicians on call - Hospital Emergency Service

24-HOUR HOSPITAL - 530.258.2151 A Public Entity Providing Health Care Services 130 Brentwood Dr., Chester

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unplug, ref lect... breathe

Serving the Beautiful Almanor Basin for over 21 Years Cathy Kuersten

3 Offices to Serve You

International President's Circle Previews Property Specialist

530.375.7557 DRE #01127520 nckuersten@yahoo.com

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CHESTER: 244 Main Street LAKE ALMANOR WEST: 146 Lake Almanor West Dr. PENINSULA: 499 Peninsula Drive.


CHESTER AND LAKE ALMANOR AREA

www.LakeAlmanorBrokers.com

We specialize in

Residential, Vacant Land and Commercial Sales Vacation Rental Property Management Let our dedicated, friendly, and knowledgeable staff help you with all of your real estate needs. Billy Taylor

Jay Sabelman

Owner/Broker

Joe Gilmour

Arlie Holland

(866) 596-LAKE DRE #01454078

(530) 228-0518 DRE #00996488

Sadie Benny

Todd Smith

Stacey Prior

(530) 258-1644 DRE #01514972

(530) 258-9649 DRE #01111190

(530) 260-3323 DRE #01478673

Realtor/Associate®

Owner/Realtor Associate®

(530) 258-9168 DRE #01237446

Realtor Associate®

(530) 258-6278 DRE #01315308

Shelley Ceaglio

Realtor/Associate®

Realtor/Associate® (530)-260-2404 DRE #01505210

Broker Associate®

Realtor/Associate®

Linda W. Gillam

Kyle McNeill

Ruth Broussard

(530) 356-4543 DRE #01080684

(530) 249-1392 DRE #01362752

(530) 258-6097 DRE #01921842

Realtor/Associate®

Realtor/Associate®

Realtor/Associate®

Two Convenient Locations to Serve You! 452 Peninsula Drive at the Peninsula Drive Gate

Phone: (530) 596-3303 • Fax: (530) 596-3330 119 Main St., Chester (across from the Bidwell House) EQUAL HOUSING

OPPORTUNITY

Phone: (530) 258-3303 • Fax: (530) 258-4873 DRE #01237446

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Enjoy LAKE ALMANOR SUNSETS LAKEFRONT VACATION RENTAL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath home plus 600 sq. ft. Guest Cottage with Private Boat Launch and Dock.

-SWIMMING -FISHING -HIKING -BOAT DOCK!

Lakefront Log Cabins

Lakefront R.V. Spaces

• Cottage: 1 full + 1 twin with small refrigerator • Main House: Master suite, king with lake view. 2nd bedroom has full with adjoining bath. • Fully equipped kitchen • Fireplace • Decks • Gazebo • Full Size Gas or Charcoal BBQ • Cable TV • All linens and bedding provided • Large washer and dryer • Gazebo dining seats 6

Available June - September $1200 per Week with $150 Deposit Plus 9% Plumas County “Hotel Tax”

530-695-2373 or 530-218-7797 “Photos by Dyer Mountain Photography”

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530-218-1363 or email bigdenny4@hotmail.com


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Luxurious

Mountain Living

Come Experience the FOXWOOD Lifestyle at Lake Almanor

www.foxwoodlakealmanor.com

(530) 596-3040


CHESTER - LAKE ALMANOR... Tr ndz Boutique Apparel ~ Home Decor Kitchen ~ Floral Home Consignment Available

258.3232

131 Main St., Chester

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Vacation & Long Term Rentals

DENNIS MASON, Realtor/Broker

530.596.3232 • 800.360.5478 313 Peninsula Dr., Lake Almanor dmason@thegrid.net

www.AlmanorProperties.com

DRE 00619354

THE GIGGLING CROW “Let our 35 Years Linda W. Gillam of Experience Realtor - Associate 530.356.4543 Work for You!�

530.249.1392

www.LindaGillam.com

kyleemcn@gmail.com

DRE #01080683

DRE #01362752

CHESTER, CA Kyle McNeill Realtor - Associate

      



WILSON’S CAMP PRATTVILLE R.V. Park • Deli • Marina • Cabin Rentals and

Carol’s Cafe 259-2464

serving breakfast, lunch and dinner

(530) 259-CAMP (2267)

2932 Almanor Drive West, Westshore of Lake Almanor, Canyon Dam, CA 95923

www.camp-prattville.com

upscale rediscovered clothing boutique for women

         

135 main street #A chester ca 96020

phone 530-258-1000 thegigglingcrow@yahoo.com

Morning Star Log Furniture

Quality Handmade Log Furniture Artist’s / Gift Gallery

morningstarlogfurniture.com 1431 Hwy. 36, Chester • 530-258-3610




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Your Gateway to Outdoor Cedar Lodge Adventure! Enjoy year-round recreation right from your doorstep. Take a leisurely walk to the northern tip of Lake Almanor or a scenic 30 minute ride to Mt. Lassen. How about stepping out your door and into your skis or snowmobiling on over 60 miles of groomed trails?

We Feature Most Major Brands of Floor Covering CARPET • VINYL • HARDWOOD • TILE • LAMINATE • WINDOW COVERINGS BY

Visit Our Showroom!!

• Free Estimates • Expert Installation • Fast Service • Wide Selection M-F 9-5, Sat 10-3 Lic. #649902 604 Main St., Chester

Tom and Doria Hupp Owners

Queen & King Rooms Kitchen & 2 bd Units Microwave/Fridge In-room Coffee

258-2893

Paul Bunyan Resort

&

Babe’s Inn

• Frosty Restaurant (8am-8pm) • Espresso • Miniature Golf • RV’s • Lake Access • Cabins & Guest Rooms

WiFi Satellite TV/DVD’s BBQ & Picnic Areas Basketball & Table Tennis

Badminton & Play Areas RV Hook-ups Winter Bonfires Pets Welcome

Nestled in the Pines, conveniently located 1.5 miles west of Chester. Junction of Hwys. 36 & 89. Write, phone, or email for Reservations (530) 258-2904 P.O. Box 677, Chester CA 96020 cedarlodge@frontiernet.net • www.cedarlodgefun.com

Antlers Motel 268 Main St.

(Hwy 36 - directly across from Holiday Market)

(530) 258-2722 1-888-4-My-Stay Modern lodge decor all non-smoking with romantic decorative fireplaces. FREE high speed internet access. FREE in-room coffee or tea. FLAT PANEL LCD TV SATELLITE BROADCAST

443 Peninsula Dr., Lake Almanor, CA 96137

*** FRIENDLY *** PROFESSIONAL STAFF!

Across from Big Cove

Check out our new website! www.antlersmotel.com

(530) 596-4700

www.paulbunyanresort.com

“Cutest Little Thing in Chester!”


A four-seasons playground. Lassen Gift Company &

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Soda Fountain Old-fashioned Soda Fountain Gifts • Jewelry • Educational Toys Year-round “Christmas Shopâ€?

SUNDAES, CONES, SHAKES, MALTS, SODAS, FREEZES AND FLOATES 220 MAIN STREET, CHESTER

530-258-2222

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The Vagabond LAKEFRONT RV RESORT

• 36 Full Hookup RV Sites • Seasonal RV Space • Cabin / Trailer Rentals • Boat Dock / Marina / Ramp

White Ginger Waterfall, R. Laird

• Laundry / Showers

The Back Room Art Gallery

• Horseshoe Pits

(530) 596-3240 www.lakealmanorvagabondrvresort.com

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DRE LIC #01378402

(530) 258-6341 CELL (530) 258-2103 (530) 596-3266

KEHR/O’BRIEN

REAL ESTATE

ECADAMSON@CITLINK.NET

WWW.SELLINGPLUMASCOUNTY.COM


Come experience the fun & beauty! Fitness for Every "Body"

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Visitors can dock, launch or rent a boat from several different marinas on Lake Almanor.

160 Cedar St. Chester ˆ 530.258.3900

35th Annual

32nd Annual

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Arts & Crafts Show in Chester

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(on Hwy. 147 between Lake Almanor & Westwood)

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Craft Show Continuous Entertainment Barbecue by Clear Creek Volunteer Fire Department "A Cyrcle Production"

Woodwork • Stained Glass • Fine Art Clothing • Pottery • Photography Specialty Foods • Jewelry & Much More!! New Artisans Each Weekend


CANYON DAM AREA

ga t eway t o l a ke a l m a n o r

Tony Mindling

Some of the best views of Lake Almanor with Lassen Peak in the background can be found on the south side of the lake.

Canyon Dam sits near the southwest edge of Lake Almanor, and is a gateway to the lake. The town is named for the dam that forms the lake, just north of the town. From the dam, the North Fork Feather River begins its descent to the Feather River Canyon and Lake Oroville. Canyon Dam is also the southern terminus of the 500mile Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway, considered one of the top 20 scenic drives in the nation. This tiny town has a general store, a new hunting/fishing lodge, guide services, a post office, camping, three RV parks, cabin rentals, a kayak/paddleboard rental company, two gift shops and a seasonal hot dog and FOREST PARK hamburger stand, which RV SPACES claims to have the “best 1/3 mile from Lake Almanor (south shore) • 3-way hook-ups dogs and burgers in Plumas • 5 pull throughs County.” • All sites forested • Pets welcome Bear carving demonstra• Laundry & hot showers • Backs Plumas National Forest tions by “world famous” 29689 Hwy. 89, Canyon Dam, CA 95923 bear carver Dan Forschler (530) 284-7405 (in season) (775) 849-0557 are held twice a month May Fax (775) 849-2401 e-mail: forestpark@charter.net through October. website: www.campingfriend.com/forestparkrvspaces/

HISTORIC MOTEL AT CANYON DAM NESTLED IN THE PINES OF LAKE ALMANOR Destination Vacation

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Newly Renovated Lodge Style Rooms Log Beds with Pillow Top Matresses Refrigerators, Microwaves Internet Access Mid-Week Rate Discounts Retreats, Reunions, Special Events Fine Catering Available for your Event

Destination Outdoor Adventure • • • • •

Licensed Fishing Guides State of the Art Equipment Lake Almanor Fishing Informaion Room and Guide Packages Group Rates

Close to Restaurants, Shopping and Activities Reservations and Information:

1/2 Mile to the Lake 29615 Hwy. 89, Canyon Dam, CA 95923

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530-284-0861 www.quaillodgelakealmanor.com

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DOWNTOWN CANYON DAM AT LAKE ALMANOR am Stor D n o y n Founded 1915 e a C RV Park • Cabin Rentals and More! 29535 Hwy. 89, Canyon Dam, CA • 530-284-7046 Mike and Vicki Girvin - Owners • mikegirvin@frontiernet.net

Bear Country Gifts

• • • •

Almanor Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals

Carving Demonstrations Held Every Weekend in Chester, Quincy, Oroville and Susanville Bear Carver, Dan Forschler

“Why sink with the rest, when you can Paddle with the Best”

Featuring Northern California’s largest selection of Chain Saw Carved Bears and other unique wood carving sculptures.

WE DELIVER!

Canyon Dam RV Park & Cabin Rentals - Open Year-Round Dr. Del’s Fly Shop - Fishing Bait ~ Tackle ~ Supplies Canyon Dam Dogs & Burgers - The Best Dogs & Burgers in Plumas County! Professional Fishing Guide Service - By World Famous Guide: Roger Keeling

Our Canyon Dam Neighbor... • Unique Jewelry • Pendletons • Alaskan Smoked Salmon

• Jelly Bellies • Sahale Gourmet Nuts • Purses and More!

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WESTWOOD AREA

M i d l l l O C e a h fé T

Villa Monte Motel

Home-Style Cooking

In the heart of the Mt. Lassen, Dyer Mt. and Lake Almanor Wonderland

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BREAKFAST and LUNCH Chicken Fried Steak and Waffles

Every Saturday & Sunday

530•256•3180 324 Birch Street, Westwood, CA

~FEEL AT HOME!~

530•256•3493

... and M E A M D E Westwood visit our HO Market

Open Daily 7 am - 2 pm

WiFi Hotspot

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Your friendly, locally-owned grocery store since 1950

Featuring Delicious Fruit and Cream Pies MADE FRESH DAILY!

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State Hwy. 36 at the Westwood Y

Visit Westwood & Enjoy... N Fall Festival Oct. 12th, 2013

N Christmas in the

FRIDAY, JULY 5TH: Free outdoor dance till 11pm SATURDAY, JULY 6TH:

Mountains

Dec. 6th, 2013

Parade, Logging Show, Live Blues Bands, Kids’ Activities, Arts, Crafts, Food Vendors and more!

N Chowder Cook-Off

January 18th, 2014

See our website for more information:

westwoodareachamber.com For more information, call the Westwood Area Chamber of Commerce at (530) 256-2456.

Visit the Lassen County Visitors Center, Westwood Station and our Giant Redwood Statues year ‘round, located at 3rd & Ash Streets.

Photo by Pam Trebes

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530•256•3783

Six miles from Lake Almanor at the base of Dyer Mountain

PAUL BUNYAN MOUNTAIN & BLUES FESTIVAL CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

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CLEAN & QUIET


WESTWOOD AREA

Specializing in helping buyers and sellers throughout Plumas and Lassen counties. Edgewood Realty EP 2013

MEL BENNY BROKER/OWNER

DRE License #01431489 462-887 Third St. Westwood, CA 96137 melsells@hotmail.com Cell: 530.375.6514

530.256.2266

• Money Saving Meat Packs • Deli • Game Processing

(530) 256-3448 • 323 Birch St., Westwood

FLOOR & HOME

Come visit our 16,000 sq. ft. full service furniture and floorcovering showroom!

We carry these major brands and many more! Over 200 mattresses in stock!

Let our team of sales and installation professionals put together the perfect look for your home! mark@zaenglesfloorandhome.com

OPEN MON-FRI 8:30-5:30 • SAT 10-5

Delivery available in Lassen & Plumas counties. NO INTEREST WITH PAYMENTS FOR 6 MONTHS!* Locally owned and operated by the Zaengle family

2800 Main Street, Susanville • 530-257-7788 • Next to the Bowling Alley Contractor’s Lic. #971543 *Interest will be calculated on your account from the purchase date. If the purchase balance is not paid in full within 6 months or if you make a late payment, interest will be charged on the total purchase.

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Sahoni English

I N D I A N VA L L E Y A R E A

scenic beauty

Soda Rock near Indian Falls on Hwy. 89 is a popular place for photographers to pull off the road and capture the beauty of the area.

Providing the highest level of care to Natives and Non-Natives in Plumas and surrounding counties. Greenville Rancheria accepts Medi-Cal, Medicare, CMSP and as a courtesy Greenville Rancheria will bill most insurances.

Greenville Medical Clinic 530.284.6135 Family Medicine, Rheumatology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health for Natives

Greenville Dental Clinic 530.284.7045 New patients and Walk-ins Welcome Transportation available 410 Main Street, Greenville, CA

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The Indian Valley area, which includes the communities of Greenville, Taylorsville, Crescent Mills, Indian Falls and Genesee, is rich in beauty and history. It serves as a premiere gateway to Lake Almanor and Lassen Volcanic National Park. Surrounded by a stunning mountain backdrop, the valley is dotted with ranches, old barns and grazing cattle. The most alluring aspect of this verdant meadow is its serenity. Quiet roadways and beautiful vistas make Indian Valley one of the best spots in the county to take a scenic drive, especially during the spring and fall. The valley also is popular with hang gliders, runners and bicyclists, and is the setting for a number of yearly bike rides and races. An active Barn Quilt Tour showcases painted barn quilts up to 8 feet square. The Mountain Maidu Indians were the valley’s original inhabitants, and their influence on the region has provided a unique cultural background. Greenville, the largest community, offers a full range of business and service establishments. It also hosts the Gold Digger Days celebration held each July to commemorate the area’s vivid gold mining past. Visitors can take a self-guided walking tour of Greenville’s historic Main Street to learn more about the town’s origins. Pick up a tour brochure at the Greenville Cy Hall Memorial Museum. Round Valley Reservoir, located three miles above Greenville, is a warm-water fishery containing bass, channel cats and bluegill, and it is a popular place to bring children because they’re sure to make a catch.

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Welcome to Beautiful Indian Valley Photo by Jeff Titcomb

BICYCLE RIDES

51ST ANNUAL

GOLD DIGGER DAYS

Century Rides Saturday, June 22nd

Saturday July 20th

STREET FAIRE PARADE STREET DANCE Plumas County's Largest Sporting Event. Tournaments include Horseshoes, Softball.

100 miles or 100 kilometers INDIAN VALLEY MUSEUM MT. JURA GEM & MUSEUM SOCIETY

Leaf Peepers

TAYLORSVILLE

3rd Annual

Open Memorial Day thru October Saturday & Sunday 1-4pm GEMS & MINERALS NATIVE AMERICAN & HISTORICAL ITEMS July 4th 7-11am COWBOY BREAKFAST July 4th thru 7th GEM DEALERS & MUSEUM Call for Details: 284-1046 or 284-6406

BICYCLE RIDE

Taylorsville 64th Annual

SILVER

BUCKLE

RODEO

AND 4TH OF JULY PARADE JACKPOT TEAM ROPING JULY 5-8

Saturday Oct. 5th 100 Miles or 100K

FEWER PEOPLE MORE BEARS

Saturday Aug. 17th 2013

GREENVILLE, CA Contact us anytime! Race Director: Josie Litchfield

TAYLORSVILLE JR. RODEO

530.284.7007

JULY 27 & 28

www.RunningWithTheBears.org

Information: www.taylorsvillerodeo.com

Find Us on Facebook!

INDIAN VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - 530.284.6633 VISIT US ONLINE: www.indianvalley.net or EMAIL: indianvalleychamber@frontiernet.net Sterling Sage EP

A 117 year-old Saloon housing:

Sterling Sage Antiques, Fine Jewelry, Home Furnishings and EP Gourmet Foods & Confections

Open Every Day: Monday - Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5

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FEATHER fr props RIVER PROPERTIES

Feather River Properties EP (530) 284-6171

www.featherriverproperties.com 117 Crescent St., (Hwy. 89) P.O. Box 702 • Greenville, CA 95947


“A premier Gateway Community to Lake Almanor and Lassen Volcanic National Park” CRESCENT TOW

(530) 284-7915

www.thehideawaymotelandlodge.net

Dave Humphrey - Owner 24 Hr. Car & Heavy Truck Towing

Main Office 15803 Hwy. 89 Crescent Mills, CA 95934

Phone (530) 284-6231 Fax (530) 284-7971 Towing & Storage Only 73830 Delleker Rd., Portola CA Phone: (530) 832-0323

Mohawk Trading Co. Where you still get service! • Free RV disposal with fill up • Senior Discounts - Gas & Diesel • 24-Hr Pumps

284-7312 Hwy. 89, Greenville

The Hideaway MOTEL & LODGE

761 Hideaway Road, Greenville, CA

We’d like you to stop by and see why we have become one of the most popular stores around, with a selection you must see to believe.

Sacred Space

Located in Beautiful Indian Valley

Energetic Healing Arts

Hwy 89; Crescent Mills

(530) 284-6016

• Therapeutic Massage • Yoga • Tai Chi 530-616-0032

Annas Cafe

Gifts galore! Greeting Cards Balloons Assorted Sundries Jewelry - Including... Black Hills Gold

284-6618 Hwy 89 & Main St. Greenville

Monday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm Sundays 10 am - 4 pm

Nancy Presser, CMT, CYT 109 ANN ST., GREENVILLE sacredspacegreenville.com

Annas Cafe • • • • •

All of your favorite one-of-a-kind collectibles, plus Aromatique room fragrances, frames, Yankee candles, men’s collectables, wind chimes, baby gifts, bears, dolls, greeting cards, antiques, and a treasury of home and garden accessories.

Sacred Space SP

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Open 7 Days a Week 7 am to 2 pm Thurs, Fri, Sat - 4:30-8pm

284-1998

300 Main Street at Highway 89 Greenville, Ca. 95947

MAC’S CHIMNEY SWEEPING

SPOTLESS SERVICE SINCE 1976 Inspection • Cleaning • Maintenance Woodstoves Pellet Stoves Fireplaces

Cook Stoves Oil Stoves Inserts

FULLY INSURED/CERTIFIED

JEFF HAHN (530) 283-WOOD (9663)

473 Genesee Indian Creek Rd. Taylorsville, CA 95983

Relax & Stay Awhile... • Wood Stoves • Chimney Supplies • Inserts • Hearth Pads

530-284-1399 530-616-0135 201 Main St., Greenville

www.wolfcreekwoodstoves.com

Lupines Natural Foods SP

Enjoy the peaceful surroundings of our cozy and comfortable 1 and 2 bedroom cabins with full kitchens. ~ Special Discounts for Weekly & Monthly Rates ~ Conveniently located in Indian Valley

700 Hwy. 89, Greenville • (530) 284-6671


Crescent Mills, a tiny community nestled against the valley’s western edge, was a mining boomtown between 1862 and 1882. Today it features a nine-hole golf course with an RV park and a gift shop. Indian Falls, located off of Highway 89 south of Crescent Mills, is worth hiking the steep 100-yard trail to view. The trail also leads to a favorite local swimming hole on Indian Creek. The charming settlement of Taylorsville, on the way to the popular Antelope Lake Recreation Area, has changed little since it was founded in 1852. Several period buildings and ranches remain and, along with the Indian Valley Museum and historic cemetery, offer visitors a rare glimpse of yesteryear.

RETAIL MUSIC STORE Musical Instruments Accessories Sheet Music Repairs by Master Lutheir Ken Donnell

530.284.1689

A favorite spot for visitors during the summer months, Taylorsville becomes a mecca for cowboys over the Fourth of July, when jackpot roping and the Silver Buckle Rodeo come to town. A parade and a gem and mineral show also fill the streets. Taylorsville also boasts a community campground and picnic site east of town, and a Grange hall renowned for housing one of the few remaining “bouncing” dance floors. From there, it’s a spectacular scenic drive to Antelope Lake through the picturesque village of Genesee with its unique country store and restaurant. Be sure to stop and take in sights around the Heart K Ranch — look for the red barn five miles beyond the Genesee Store when heading to the lake. The ranch holds historic significance for both European settlers and Maidu natives, and is now protected by the Feather River Land Trust. Small alpine lakes, more than 100 resident bird species and good spots for fossil and rock hunting are among the other attractions of Indian Valley. Numerous camping facilities, a number of motels and restaurants, antique stores and other amenities open their doors to welcome visitors to this restful retreat. For more information, call the Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce at (530) 284-6633.

on DVD! 78 minutes long...

(530) 283-0150

Jeff Titcomb

207 Main St., Greenville

Buy a piece of HISTORY! 1997 New Years Flood in Plumas County Video Now Available

I N D I A N VA L L E Y A R E A

...Indian Valley from page 36

When the power goes out

standby generators go on automatically!

530-284-1972 530-616-0135 Jeff Hahn, Owner Generac Factory Trained Technician

plumasgentech@yahoo.com

• Excellent wine selection • Fresh Meat • Dairy • Fresh Produce • Bakery • Deli • Fresh Flowers

Serving Beautiful Indian Valley Hwy. 89, Greenville

Mon.-Sat. 7:30am-9pm, Sun 8am-9pm Be our Fan on Facebook www.evergreenmarket.biz

➸ Take your camera and/or your bicycle on a scenic drive around the valleys east of Greenville and north of Taylorsville. ➸ Shop while enjoying historic walking tours of downtown Greenville and Taylorsville, with their museums and unique stores. ➸ Picnic, fish, hike and mountain bike at Round Valley Reservoir.

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Historic downtown Greenville

➸ Take a fishing, fall foliage or wildflower viewing expedition to Antelope Lake, stopping at the historic Genesee Store. ➸ Hike to Indian Falls and cool off in Indian Creek. ➸ Pick up a copy of the Indian Valley Record newspaper for the latest information about fish planting, festivals and other events and activities. More information: (530) 284-6633

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F E AT H E R R I V E R C A N Y O N

Maggie Hennessy

s c e n i c c a nyo n

Tunnels, trains, powerhouses, waterfalls and wildflowers are just a few of the sights to see on the Feather River Canyon Highway.

• Nightly • Weekly • Monthly 303 Main St., Greenville, CA 95947

530-284-6154 530-927-9649

A full Service Resort and Lodge Feather River Canyon Belden Town, CA 95915

530-283-9662 530-927-9649 www.beldentown.com • BeldenTownResort@gmail.com

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Feather River Canyon

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Cascading waterfalls and wildflowers in the spring and brilliant colors in the fall highlight the canyon’s natural beauty. The area also showcases the marvels of power plant, railroad and highway engineering between the steep, rugged canyon walls that drop down to the North Fork Feather River. The historic Pulga and Tobin bridges — highway and railroad bridges that cross over each other — and three tunnels blasted through granite are among the most frequently photographed sites. Seven hydroelectric powerhouses make up the “Stairway of Power” along the river with excellent views of the process in action. Numerous hiking trails (including the Pacific Crest Trail) are accessed in the Canyon, while the river provides opportunities for gold panning, camping and springtime rafting and kayaking. Recreational flow releases ➸ Drive up to Carion the North Fork Feather bou Powerhouse and River increase the opportunihike the North Fork fishing trail. ties for whitewater enthusiasts on select weekends from ➸ Float or raft the May to October. There also Feather River from are numerous fishing holes Belden Beach to Chips Creek. along the creeks that intersect the river. ➸ Nature tour -The small communities of count up to 100 waterfalls, view fall Belden, Woody’s Hot colors or spring Springs, Twain, Pine Aire, wildflowers. Tobin and Caribou offer lodg➸ Photograph trains ing, camping, convenience along the many stores and places to eat. bridges and tunnels. Belden draws visitors with a series of music festivals and More Info: concerts staged on summer (530 283-0188 weekends.

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The Feather River Canyon, located along Highway 70 between Oroville and Quincy, is one of the most popular scenic driving routes in the state. It’s a major portion of the Feather River National Scenic Byway, which serves as the lowest elevation east-west passageway through the Sierra Nevada.


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BUCKS LAKE

a four season gem Swimming, fishing, boating and camping are some of the favorite ways to spend a summer week at Bucks Lake. The centerpiece of recreation in Central Plumas County is

Bucks Lake, which is 17 miles southwest of Quincy, past the small community of Meadow Valley. This beautiful, semi-isolated destination offers year-round enjoyment at an elevation of 5,200 feet. With 17 miles of shoreline, sandy beaches and tall pines, Bucks Lake attracts fishermen, campers and water sports enthusiasts in the temperate months.

Trophy rainbow trout and salmon, waterskiing and jetskiing, swimming, boating, nine campgrounds and a marina are featured at the lake. Plenty of mountain biking opportunities also exist in the adjacent forest. Hiking trails abound in the Bucks Lake Wilderness, with access to the Pacific Crest Trail. Stunning red dogwood and golden aspen make the drive up to Bucks Lake a favorite during the fall foliage season.

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For reservations, call 925-783-2913 or visit www.randrrvparkhotsprings.com

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BUCKS LAKE

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C O M P L E T E LY R E BU I L T A N D N E W, while keeping the fun family atmosphere!

Bucks Lake Lodge

We welcome you, with year-round activities and fantastic food! Winter fun starts with snowmobiling, snow shoeing, and cross country skiing, (don’t miss the poker run, it’s a blast). Summer has everything you want from hiking, biking, boating, jet skiing, fishing, hunting, camping, and much much more. Fall is for reflection with Bird Watching and taking in the splendor of the Fall Colors. The Lodge has cabin and hotel accommodations, general store and gift shop. The atmosphere in the dining room is warm and romantic with your favorite menu items (including some homestyle Mexican flair). Stop by the saloon and enjoy your favorite cocktails and spirits in our old-fashioned Western Bar. Weekends have different types of entertainment, something for everyone (dancing, karaoke, live bands, and sing alongs).

16525 Bucks Lake Road Quincy, CA

530-283-2262 BucksLakeLodge.com

Relax and savor the beautiful scenery while we offer you great homemade food and friendly mountain service! Enjoy yourself!

BUCKS LAKESHORE RESORT

DISCOVER BUCKS LAKESHORE RESORT - Visit us and get away from it all…. Choose your vacation ...... relaxed and serene or active and fun or a little of both. Grab your kayak or rent one from Bucks Lake Marina, paddle around the 17 miles of shoreline, hike the many trails including the Pacific Crest Trail, watch the osprey and bald eagles dive for dinner and enjoy the amazing sunsets. Rent one of our lakefront cabins. Read a book, roast a marshmallow, and rejuvenate in the fresh mountain air. WATER SPORTS - Bring your ski boat, or rent one from Bucks Lake Marina, and carve the water in the early morning or late evening. Tube in the afternoon when the lake is a little choppy. Rent a personal watercraft and jump the waves. Fish for our large Mackinaw, the delicious Kokanee, Browns and Rainbow trout. BAR - We now have a full liquor license and 19 beers on tap. We’re the home of the famous “TreeSmacker”. Enjoy views of Bucks Lake and our amazing sunsets from our beautiful bar or outdoor patio.

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DINING - Enjoy homemade Pizza, half-pound Burgers, Fish&Chips, yummy Salads and daily specials like our NY Steak and Twice-baked Potato or Chicken Parmesan on Pasta - each day has a different choice.

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WINTER RESORT - Over 110 miles of groomed snowmobile trails along with majestic mountains for snow-shoeing, sledding and cross-country skiing... all for you to discover in one convenient location.

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BUCKS LAKE

...Bucks Lake from page 41 Bucks Lake in winter is a premier destination for snowmobilers and cross-country skiers, with staging facilities and 100 miles of groomed trails. A popular snowmobile poker run is held at Bucks Lake each February. During the winter, Bucks Lake Road is plowed only to Bucks Summit, three miles from the lake, but the area remains open as a winter retreat. Two resorts, a motel and a bed and breakfast inn are open to accommodate visitors year-round. Winter snowcat shuttle service is offered. Call the Quincy Chamber of Commerce at (530) 283-0188 for more information.

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Kevin Mallory

Yahoo Travel named Quincy one of the 10 coolest small towns in America for 2013. In fact, it was voted the coolest town in the entire west. Quincy’s historic downtown Main Street boasts an array of shops, galleries, theatres and eateries.

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variety of restaurants are ready to accommodate visitors. Just west of Quincy is Feather River College, a two-year community college set on a hill overlooking the valley. FRC is well-known for its outdoor recreation, equine studies and natural resource curricula. A walking/bike trail connects the college with Gansner Park and Quincy’s bike path. Quincy also is home to the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds (see page 94), located on the eastern side of town off Highway 70. For more information about Quincy and the Central Plumas area, call the Quincy Chamber of Commerce at (530) 283-0188.

➸ Take in history at the Plumas County Museum and follow the self-guided historical walk.

Quincy - American Valley

Quincy, the Plumas County seat, is nestled against the western slope of the Sierra Nevada and tucked at the edge of the lush American Valley. The largest community in Plumas County, it is located midway between Oroville and Reno on the Feather River National Scenic Byway (State Route 70). Quincy’s Main Street is known for the attractive and historical downtown buildings that have been the focus of preservation and restoration. Quincy is also home to the Plumas County Museum, located behind the county courthouse. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The four-story courthouse building on Main Street is the county’s most dominant and impressive structure. Built in 1921, it features huge marble columns and staircases. Outside, expansive grassy areas with sitting areas are a favorite location for resting, walking and playing with kids and dogs. The courthouse lawn is the site of the town’s tree lighting during the Quincy Main Street Sparkle the first Friday in December. This enchanting town features a larger-than-life mural and a strong commitment to the arts, with numerous films and musical and dramatic events being staged at the historical Town Hall Theatre and the newly opened West End Theatre, both on Main Street. Plumas Arts is headquartered in Quincy, in the freshly renovated Capitol Saloon building, now one of several Main Street galleries that feature changing displays of work by local and regional artists. The galleries host a series of Friday night Art Walks throughout the year. As the weather cools in the fall, Quincy’s tree-lined streets and surrounding native forest produce an impressive array of fall foliage, making it a popular hub for “leaf peepers” who come to witness the county’s fall color show. Quincy offers an abundance of services and shopping opportunities, including food, clothing, home furnishings, gift and thrift shops. Numerous motels, cottages, bed and breakfast inns and a

➸ Shop downtown Quincy, which offers galleries, shops, gift stores, theatres, restaurants and more!

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QUINCY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Quincy, the county seat

➸ Spot unique carnivorous plants in the nearby Butterfly Valley Botanical Area.

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➸ Take a drive up to Bucks Lake for fishing, camping, hiking and swimming — or skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. ➸ Photograph the town’s celebrity trees during October’s brilliant fall color peak. ➸ Hike the Cascade trail along Spanish Creek north of Quincy.

➸ Browse local and regional produce and enjoy live bands at the farmers’ market on Thursday summer evenings. More Info: (530) 283-0188


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Relax and Rejuvenate in Historic Quincy * Clean, Comfortable Rooms in a Park-like Setting * Some Kitchenette, Garden, and Brookside Units * High-Speed Wireless Internet * Free Cable TV with HBO * DVD Lending Library * Small Pet Friendly 2020 East Main Street • Quincy, CA (on Hwy. 70) www.RanchitoMotel.com Phone: 530-283-2265 Email: RanchitoMotel@yahoo.com


The Toy Store / Little People A very special children’s store with a unique selection of toys, gifts and clothing.

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Quincy Drug Store

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We invite you and your family to stop by and visit one of the oldest operating drug stores in California.

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493 W. Main, Quincy • 283-0480

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American Valley Animal Hospital

Country Villa Health Services Established in 1969

Full Service Animal Hospital • Science Diet Prescription Diets • Boarding • Flea and Tick Products

Skilled Nursing Rehabilitation 50 East Central Avenue, Quincy, CA 95971-9718

Denise Huggins, Administrator tel 530•283•2110 or 530•283•2274 deniseh@countryvillahealth.com

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The Cottages at Ada’s Place A lovely garden-level alternative to traditional hotels, motels and B&B’s. www.adasplace.com

42331 Hwy. 70, Quincy, CA

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269 Main Street in Quincy, CA

A cooperative since 1978

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Featuring natural, organic foods, quality supplements and herbs, fair-trade products and unique handmade crafts & gifts from local artists. Monday-Saturday 7:00am - 8:00pm Sunday 9:00am - 7:00pm

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Quincy Courtyard Suites Stay in town  Play in the country Above the Drunk Brush Wine Bar 432 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971 For reservations please call 530.283.1401

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ENERGY STAR AND SOLAR HOMES Have you been looking for a new home with exceptional value built to ENERGY STAR/SOLAR standards? Then visit us on Lee Road in Quincy. Sierra Park at Quincy has three distinctive homes to

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Plumas District Hospital and the central Plumas County region provide the perfect mix of a rewarding career and a quality lifestyle. Full and Part-time positions available. Competitive salary and benefits package. 1065 Bucks Lake Road, Quincy, CA 95971

Call our Human Resources Department at:

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LAPORTE AREA

La Porte About an hour’s drive south of Quincy is the historic community of La Porte and Grass Valley the nearby Little A former gold mining town, La Porte today attracts numerous visitors to its superior lakeside campsites, fishing holes, hiking trails and swimming areas. It’s also a favorite destination for motorcyclists, car clubs, winter sports enthusiasts, and family reunions and group retreats. History buffs and off-road adventurers also can take a self-guided auto tour of historic mining town sites along forest service roads surrounding La Porte. The area is well-known for its winter recreation and was the site of the nation’s first organized downhill ski racing on 12The La Porte-Quincy Road is a very popular drive for its scenery. foot “snowshoes” in the late 1800s. rant/tavern, a general store, deli, gas station, and small museThe La Porte area hosts miles of terrain for snowmobiling um. A popular Fourth of July parade, one of the world’s smalland cross-country skiing/snowshoeing as well as staging areas est, is staged along La Porte’s one-block downtown. and warming huts. A snowmobile poker run is held each year La Porte is accessible from Quincy via the La Porte/Quincy in February. Road (unplowed in winter) or year-round from Marysville via The community features the historic Union Hotel Sierra Highway 20 and County Road E-21. Retreat (open for groups), along with cabin rentals, a restau-

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GRAEAGLE AND LAKES BASIN AREA

Chris Dailey

Lakes Basin area Rock Lake - Lakes Basin

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of beers and ales to sample in a forest setting. At the base of Eureka Peak, five miles west, is the historic town of Johnsville in the heart of Plumas-Eureka State Park.

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➸ Hike one of several scenic trails in the pristine Lakes Basin Recreation Area.

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➸ Cool off and take a paddleboat ride on the Graeagle Mill Pond, and enjoy free live music on summer Wednesday evenings. ➸ Immerse yourself in the Gold Rush at Plumas-Eureka State Park. ➸ Browse the “little red shops” in the village of Graeagle and enjoy some wine tasting.

➸ Sample the unique variety of beers and play a round of disc golf or catch up on life at home using a brewery’s Wi-Fi near Blairsden. ➸ Golf as many holes as you can – choose from six courses.

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Surrounded by mountain peaks and lush pine forest, the village of Graeagle and its nearby communities lie in the idyllic Mohawk Valley through which flows the Middle Fork Feather River. Six pristine golf courses have made the area a renowned golf vacation destination. Visitors also come to enjoy a variety of other outdoor pursuits, including hiking, camping, fishing, horseback riding and winter recreation. The area caters to visitors and homeowners year-round with several fine dining and lodging establishments. It serves as the southern gateway to the county and is only an hour from nearby Truckee and Reno. Graeagle, a former lumber mill town, features an array of quaint red buildings that house a wine-tasting room, gift shops and services. The Graeagle Mill Pond is a popular swimming and picnicking site during the summer and is the staging area for the town’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display. The free summertime “Music by the Pond” concert series features performances by local bands every Wednesday evening. Arts and crafts fairs held during the summer in Graeagle Park also bring lots of visitors to the town. Other popular yearly events include the Celtic Festival, an antique fair, a kids’ fishing derby, a food/wine tasting and various entertainment staged at the Corner Barn at the junction of highways 89 and 70. Neighboring Blairsden offers a small retail center and includes the Plumas Eureka Estates residential area. It’s also home to the historic Feather River Inn, a European-style chalet built in 1914. This full-service resort, conference and retreat facility is currently undergoing renovation. A dirt driveway just to the east of the inn leads to The Brewing Lair of the Lost Sierra, Plumas County’s local brewery, which features a variety

➸ Take your snowmobile on a ride from Gold Lake to Bassett’s Station. ➸ Go out to eat at one of the many fine dining options in the area.

More Info: (530) 836-6811


GRAEAGLE AND LAKES BASIN AREA

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GRAEAGLE The Gift of a Lifetime

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Red House Art Gallery & Gifts

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Hwy. 89, Graeagle (at the ATM)

Office: 530-836-0100 Cell: 916-412-1407 Fax: 530-836-0900

At the Mill Pond in Graeagle 7 am to 6 pm Daily

Got Coffee? We Do! Hungry? Food Too! • Hot, Cold and Frozen Specialty Drinks • Hot Dogs, Nachos, Chili and More • Rent a Boat and Enjoy the Mill Pond Live Music Wednesday Evenings in the Summer

530-836-2414

email: foreversearching3@gmail.com

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Free High Speed Internet

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Distinctive Jewelry Original Artwork

Conveniently located in historic downtown Graeagle

GOLF COURSE

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GRAEAGLE ASSOCIATES

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American-Made Gifts

On the park in historic Graeagle

Yoga * Wellness Workshops * Backpack & Hiking Retreats * Healing Seminars

530-836-0104 126 Highway 89 www.redhouseart.net

(530) 836-1500 7481 HWY 89, #111 Graeagle, CA 96103

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The Lodge and Restaurant at

Whitehawk Ranch Play and Stay GOLF PACKAGES

• 14 modern cabins with views • Hot breakfast included • Wireless Internet, TV, DVD • Pool, jacuzzi and tennis • Golf Discounts

• Weddings, family reunions and retreats • Full Restaurant & Bar Open to All • Outdoor dining • YOUR PETS WELCOME

530-836-4985 985 Whitehawk Dr., Clio, CA 96106

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grille Wood-fired Pizza Oven

Hwy. 70 between Graeagle and Portola

Patio Dining Overlooking the Pool and Golf Course

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bontaful gardens cafe “Local, Fresh & Delicious�

Indoor & Outdoor Garden Dining bontaful Gardens Breakfast & Lunch: Wednesday-Saturday 8-2 EPH Dinner: 2013Friday & Saturday 5-8 Brunch: Sunday 10-2 Available for private events Call or check our website for special event Info

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Local Friendly Family Service • www.riverpines.com 8296 Highway 89, Graeagle, CA 96103 • (530) 836-2552 or (800) 696-2551 Come Take Advantage of All that River Pines Has to Offer!

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Celebrating 100 Summers in the Lakes Basin Gold Lake Lodge Hiking •EPRFishing Swimming 2013• Boating

Meals and Lodging Provided

530-836-2350 www.GoldLakeLodge.com

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Gold Lake Lodge

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SARDINE LAKE RESORT

Family-style Bed & Breakfast Pet Friendly Environment Heated Pool Eco-friendly Emphasis

530.836.2344 8 miles west of Graeagle on Hwy 70

www.SierraSkyLodge.com

TOURIST & BUSINESS INFORMATION

Come Enjoy Visiting or Relocating to Eastern Plumas County (530)

836-6811

CORNER OF HWY. 70 & 89, BLAIRSDEN

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Simplify, Fishing, Hiking, Bird Watching, Mountain/Road Biking and Breathtaking Beauty just outside your cabin door.

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Located within Plumas Pines Rec. Center: 126 Cottonwood Dr. (off Poplar Valley Road in Plumas Pines). May - September

TWENTY MILE HOUSE Northern California’s Premier Eco-Estate Wedding Venue

Massage, facials and more pool & tennis courts poolside and offsite spa parties

530-836-1854

www.spaatplumaspines.com

• Knitting, Crochet, Spinning & Felting Supplies • Gifts • Classes • Patterns • Kits

Victoria Williams 530.836.1680

John + Louise Photography

Specializing in

Creating Your Dream Wedding Day All-Inclusive Eco-Weddings Romantic Cabins - Retreats - Estate Rental (530) 836-0375 DOWNTOWN GRAEAGLE

Shop Online at www.woollynotion.com

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700 OLD CROMBERG RD, CROMBERG CA

~ Featuring ~ National, Regional and Local Artists. Original Jewelry locally designed and made by THE GOLD RUSH. • Gold Quartz Jewelry • Natural Gold Jewelry • Mountain Scene Jewelry • A Wide Selection of Gold, Silver & Artisan Jewelry • Custom Work & Repair

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ARTISANS SHOPPE ~ Featuring ~

• American Made Fine Crafts • Wildlife & Nature Photography • Artwork & Art Quilts • Pottery, Glasswork & Woodwork

Visit us in the beautiful golfing and recreation community of Graeagle, CA 119 Highway 89, Graeagle, CA 96103

(530) 836-2712 www.thegoldrushgallery.com


World-Class Golf

Plumas County’s renowned golf getaway spot!

Award-Winning Cuisine

First-Class Accommodations

Golf & Dinner Package ~ $99 or Custom Play, Stay & Dine Packages Golf & Dinner - $99 per person: Sun. – Fri. afterp.m. includes golf, cart, entrée, soup or salad and tax . . . beverage and tip not included.

Create Your Own Play, Stay & Dine Value Package: Let our professional staff help you create a custom package with golf, lodging and dining options that best suit your needs and budget.

www.plumaspinesgolf.com For Tee Times and Information:

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GRAEAGLE AND LAKES BASIN AREA

Long Lake ...Graeagle from page 52 Johnsville was an early mining town that today contains a few picturesque, unrestored Gold Rush-era structures alongside modern homes. It also features a historical cemetery, a church — that also houses a museum — and a dinner house, its only commercial establishment. Plumas-Eureka Ski Bowl above Johnsville attracts history buffs as well as cross-country and backcountry skiers. The site is near the oldest recorded ski racing area in the Western Hemisphere and hosts the annual Historic Longboard Ski Revival Series races organized by the Plumas Ski Club. Plans are currently under way to install a chair lift and revitalize the area as a family ski destination. South of Mohawk Valley, the Lakes Basin Recreation Area contains dozens of great fishing lakes, most of them accessible by hiking and horse trails. Gold Lake, the largest, has a boat landing and nearby stables. A number of quaint lakeside lodges in the area offer rustic accommodations and dining. Formed by glaciers and filled with remnants of the gold rush, the Lakes Basin area offers pristine camping, hiking and mountain biking. The most prominent feature on the landscape is the Sierra Buttes, a series of jagged peaks reminiscent of the Swiss Alps, with a hiking and four-wheel drive trail to the top. The Gold Lake Highway through the Lakes Basin area is not plowed during the winter, making it a popular playground for

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snowmobilers and cross-country skiers. Resorts, vacation rentals, motels, bed and breakfast inns and campgrounds are among the choices for vacationers throughout the Graeagle area. The small community of Clio (to the south) offers nearby camping and lodging, and is near the residential and resort developments of Whitehawk Ranch, Valley Ranch Estates and Mohawk Meadows. East of Clio, on County Road A15, is the resort/residential community of Gold Mountain. The Nakoma Golf Resort clubhouse at Gold Mountain is built on an original Frank Lloyd Wright design. The small community of Cromberg, to the west, also “We’re Puttin’ offers lodging, camping and a restaurant near the Middle Back on the Map” Fork Feather River. The town’s bed and breakfast, with its beautiful eco-estate grounds, hosts an outdoor wedding on most summer weekends. 58421 Highway 70 For more information on Cromberg, CA 96103 the Graeagle area, contact the Eastern Plumas Chamber www.NeighborsBarbeque.com of Commerce, (530) 836-6811.

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Susan Steinert

Suzi Brakken

P O R T O L A A N D S I E R R A VA L L E Y

Eastern Plumas

Middle Fork Feather River under Gulling Street Bridge.

Portola, Plumas County’s only incorporated city, is intersected by the Union Pacific Railroad and the Middle Fork Feather River. Nearby Lake Davis is well-known for excellent trophy trout fishing and camping, and for viewing wildlife and spring wildflowers. There is a five-mile hiking trail along the east shore of the lake that will eventually be expanded to continue around the entire lake. The city is also home to the world-renowned Western Pacific Railroad Museum, where visitors can climb aboard an extensive collection of train cars and locomotives and even drive a diesel locomotive themselves. A log home on Highway 70 on the east end of Portola houses a visitors center and the Williams House Museum. The 1931 house, on the California Historical Register, displays the history of Portola and the surrounding area. Portola’s Riverwalk features a paved path that meanders a short distance along the north bank of the Middle Fork Feather River, with additional access from the Williams House. This pleasant stroll or bike ride, with views of Beckwourth Peak, begins at Beckwith Street and Riverside Avenue in Portola. It continues through the U.S. Forest Service picnic area off Highway 70 to Rocky Point Road, where walkers and riders can continue along the river. There are also ample quiet roadways near Portola and Lake Davis popular with bicyclists. During winter, these routes provide great terrain for skiers, snowshoers and snowmobilers. East of Portola is the Jim Beckwourth Museum, a log cabin trading post once owned and built by the legendary pioneer

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PORTOLA VILLAGE PHARMACY

Nichole’s Coffee Depot BREAKFAST SERVED ALL DAY

Delicious Sandwiches & Paninis Nicoles Coffee Homemade Soups & Salads EP Espresso * Lattes * Teas 2013 Blended & Iced Drinks

Portola Village Pharmacy SODA FOUNTAIN AND GIFT SHOP EP Our Friendly Staff 2013

Free Wi-Fi and much more! Featuring Organic Blind Dog Coffee Visit us at 5 West Sierra Ave., Portola Open Mon-Fri 6-3pm & weekends during the summer

(530) 832-4175 Call in orders welcome!

Look Forward to Taking Care of You!

530-832-4218

157 Commercial St., Portola Hours: M-F: 9 am - 6pm

Sierra Motel Breakfast provided by Nichole’s Coffee Depot

• 27 Units with Handicapped Room & Facilities • Air Conditioning • Cable with HBO-ESPN • In-Room Brewed Coffee • Microwaves in All Rooms • Fire Safety Sprinkler System • Refrigerator In All Rooms

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Free Local Calls Non-Smoking Rooms Restaurants Nearby Clean and Comfortable Plenty of Parking with Room for Trucks and Buses • Convenience Store Across Street

IN PORTOLA 380 East Sierra (Hwy. 70), Portola, CA 96122

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...Where the railroad ...Where the railroad meets the mountains

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Pullman Inn

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It’s time for a washing!

(530) 832-0107 256 Commercial St., Old Town Portola

Affordable Rates In Room TVs, Phones & Coffee Continental Breakfast • Wireless Internet Walk to Western Pacific RR Museum, Restaurants & Shops. 10 Minutes from Graeagle.

www.pullmaninn.com

J&J’s Grizzly Store

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OPEN 7 DAYS

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SUMMER HOURS 7:30AM-9:00PM WINTER HOURS 8:30AM-8:30PM

RV & TENT SITES • DUMP STATION Showers & Piped Water

140 NEVADA ST., PORTOLA

• Winter & Summer Camping • Frosty / Hamburger Stand J&J’s Grizzly • Winter Play Store • Fishing and QP Hunting Licenses • OHV Non-resident 2013 Permits • Saturday night BBQ Memorial Day thru Labor Day

In Old Town Portola, Across the street from the Pizza Factory

Lena’s Cantina

FINE MEXICAN & AMERICAN CUISINE

• Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Full Bar OPEN: 8am - 9pm 7 Days

165 E. SIERRA ST. PORTOLA

530-832-5360

TOURIST & BUSINESS INFORMATION

530-832-0270

Come Enjoy Visiting or Relocating to Eastern Plumas County (530)

7552 Lake Davis Rd.

836-6811

CORNER OF HWY. 70 & 89, BLAIRSDEN

http://GrizzlyStore.Portola-CA.com

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Western Pacific Railroad Museum

Visit us at 700 Western Pacific Way in Portola.

170 pieces of vintage railroad equipment! World’s Largest Diesel - Electric locomotive!

WP RailroadGIFT Museum SHOP ~ DISPLAYS ~ PICNIC AREA QPH Train Rides on weekends from 2013 Memorial Day through Labor Day Admission: Adults (19 and over) $8 Youth (4-18) $4 • Child (3 and under) Free Open daily May - October 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Brandon S. Copley

The Union Pacific Railroad parallels the Middle Fork Feather River just east of Portola where the railroad meets the mountains.

Dine-In • Take Out Salad Bar Beer • Wine WE DELIVER! Open 7 Days

197 Commercial St., Portola

Grateful Dawg General Store

Dave Humphrey - Owner 24 Hr. Car & Heavy Truck Towing

Main Office 15803 Hwy. 89 Crescent Mills, CA 95934

Phone (530) 284-6231 Fax (530) 284-7971 Towing & Storage Only 73830 Delleker Rd., Portola CA Phone: (530) 832-0323

#RYSTALSs'IFTS #LOTHINGs+ITCHEN 4OYSs3PORTS

530.832.4872

Open: Tues-Sat, 10-6 33 Commercial St., Portola, CA

gratefuldawgstore@hotmail.com

Homestead Fabrics THRIFT SHOP NEW AND USED clothing, houseware, hardware craft supply, jewelry, books, music & movies Donations welcome 181 Nevada Street, Portola, CA 96122 Email: krisycross@yahoo.com

530-832-5600

Trails West Mobile Home Park Monthly Spaces - Starting at $18850 LAUNDRY FACILITIES SHOWERS / RESTROOMS PICNIC AREAS • FULL HOOK-UPS CABLE, DISH OR DIRECT TV AVAILABLE Weekly and overnighters welcome! 73561 Hwy. 70, Portola CA.

530-832-5074

Fabrics Patterns Classes “Block of the Month Books” 141 Nevada St., Portola 530-832-0446 loriwake@sbcglobal.net

since 1923

WHITE’S SIERRA STATION, INC. FOOD MART • GAS GROCERIES • COFFEE DELI • CANDY • CARDS BAIT & TACKLE TIRES • ASE MECHANIC 508 Main St., Loyalton

530-993-1212

Leonards Markets

Open 7 Days a Week! Groceries • Variety Meats • Liquors & Wines

Two Locations to Serve You PORTOLA: Hwy. 70 at Ridge - 530.832.5062 LOYALTON: 606 Main St. - 530.993-4397

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Tack Clothing Jewelry Gifts

HOME DECOR - GIFTS GARDEN CENTER Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 am - 3 pm

530.994.3091

FOX FARM PRODUCTS

530.906.2181

Located at: 101 Main St., Sierraville, CA

GATEWAY TO FRENCHMAN RESERVOIR

OLD TIME COUNTRY STORE

CALL AHEAD FOR WEEKLY FISHING REPORT

Groceries • Meat Homemade Fudge Sporting Goods • Gifts Beer & Wine

993-4721 (530) 993-4683

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➸ Go canoeing or paddling on the headwaters of the Feather River.

➸ Spend a day museum-hopping at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum, where you can drive your own locomotive, then visit the Williams House Museum and Beckwourth Cabin. ➸ Get close to nature by birding, fishing or wildlife watching at Lake Davis, the Sierra Valley and Frenchman Lake. ➸ Take a stroll, jog or bike ride along Portola’s scenic Riverwalk. ➸ Shop Portola’s historical downtown Commercial Street and browse the stores along Hwy. 70.

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Portola - Sierra Valley

James Beckwourth, who discovered the route through the Sierra now followed by Highway 70. Grizzly Ranch, a semi-private golf course and residential community, is located east of Portola along Grizzly Road on the way to Lake Davis. Just to the south of Portola is the golf resort/residential community of Gold Mountain, where the Nakoma Golf Resort clubhouse is built on an original Frank Lloyd Wright design. Annual events like Railroad Days, Santa Train, sled dog races and the Lake Davis Fishing Derby attract many visitors to Portola. Winter SnowFest, held over Presidents Day weekend, is in its fourth year and features a snowmobile poker run, nationally

sanctioned snowshoe races and unique snow competitions. A variety of restaurants and lodging options, shops and other amenities can be found both along Highway 70 and across the Feather River in the historical downtown area. The city’s downtown park, which hosts a number of outdoor concerts and events, has a skateboard park, swimming pool, horseshoe pits, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, playground and picnic area. Farther east along Highway 70, the vast expanses of the Sierra Valley occupy a large portion of Eastern Plumas County and play a major role in the county’s cattle-producing industry. Here are situated the towns of Beckwourth, Vinton and Chilcoot, the latter being the gateway to Frenchman Lake, a great trout fishery and popular camping area. A bi-annual Cowboy Poetry show is held in Vinton in March and September. The headwaters of the Feather River are located in the Sierra Valley and this wetland habitat has made it a prime location for bird-watching. Many species, including waterfowl and raptors, can be spotted along the county roads south of Highway 70. The junction of two mountain ranges (the Sierra Nevada and the Cascade Range) with the Great Basin to the east makes this a geological treasure trove for rock hounds. Fossils, quartz and sculptures of natural volcanic rock, such as those found in places like Little Last Chance Creek Canyon near Frenchman Lake, are evidence of the valley’s unique geological formations. For more information, call the Portola Visitors Center, (530) 832-0671, or the Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce in Blairsden, (530) 836-6811.

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➸ Explore the mountain roads above Sierra Valley and Lake Davis on a guided ATV or snowmobile tour. ➸ Get cooking and gardening tips at Sierra Valley’s farmers’ markets on summer Friday afternoons. ➸ Check out amusing displays and unique merchandise at Wiggin’s Trading Post in Chilcoot. More information: (530) 836-6811 or 832-0671


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most 50 Realtor offices in Plumas County, maintains a website

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the county’s entire multiple listing service.

Along with the plethora of outdoor, arts and recreational amenities described in this publication, Plumas County offers

The individual chambers of commerce throughout the

quality medical care, good schools, a community college, and

county, listed on Page 10 also can help answer questions you

three small airports. There are many social opportunities and

may have about moving to the Plumas County area.

charitable events held year-round. There’s a wide variety of real estate available to meet many needs and budgets. Properties range from a rustic cabin and a quaint small town cottage, to an elegant custom home on a lake or a golf course villa, with a huge variety of architectural You can also live on a river, buy some ranch land, put up a

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FA L L C O L O R S

a spectacular show

The road to Frenchman Lake on the east side of the county is a prime spot to see some contrasting color. Plumas County has spectacular fall colors that dazzle year after year. Masses of burnished golds and sunlit yellows flecked with brilliant reds and rich magentas, set against the majestic greens of the mountains and the royal blue sky, qualify Plumas County as a must-see destination for nature lovers and camera buffs during late September, October and early November. The season is also a good time to take in the crisp mountain air, enjoy a more quiet pace, and join in the fun of harvest festivals and other events. Plan to be here this fall, and don’t forget your camera. Take one or more of the easy scenic drives described here, and be treated to some of the most dazzling fall foliage in California. The following self-guided tours are worth exploring. You also may want to obtain a free copy of the Plumas County Fall Color Guide, a map that outlines the best routes in the county, illustrates common species and explains why leaves change color. Pick one up at visitor information centers listed on page 10. The Feather River Canyon. Scenic Byway Highway 70, from north of Oroville to its intersection with Highway 395 northwest of Reno, offers one of California’s most glorious drives any time of year, but it is particularly stunning during the autumn season. Arrays of golden oak flanked by blazing dogwood and occasional quaking aspen ranging in color from chartreuse to flaxen yellow, all intermixed with evergreens, make the drive along the Feather River a breathtaking experience. As you head east, the oaks become sparser and the clusters

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of aspen and other deciduous trees stand out among the cedar, fir and ponderosa pine. Lake Almanor Area. The lake, with Mt. Lassen looming in the background, is a scenic masterpiece year-round. Autumn brings miles of reddened dogwood on Highway 36, thickets of glowing birch and aspen along Juniper Lake Road and Warner Valley Road to Drakesbad. The meadow by the causeway east of Chester glows with hues of gold from late September through October. The Benner Creek area north of Chester is a good place to see the stunning dogwood. Another beautiful drive is along Highway 32, which parallels Deer Creek and offers many opportunities to pull off and enjoy the alders, oaks and other brilliant trees. Indian Creek/Indian Valley. One of the county’s most pastoral drives begins where Highway 70 intersects Highway 89, heading toward Greenville and Lake Almanor. The road follows Indian Creek. On one side are masses of golden oak, chokecherry and dogwood, and on the other, the crystalline waters of the stream are lined with amber willow and Indian rhubarb, which becomes flaming red. Nearing Taylorsville, the entire valley becomes visible at the base of Mt. Hough. Broad bands of oak and quaking aspen descend the ravines of the mountain, resembling giant saffron waterfalls. Near Greenville, the road to Round Valley Lake has large groves of dogwood and cottonwood that make it a worthy side trip. Quincy/Oroville Road. From Quincy, drive southwest for about 16 miles on Bucks Lake Road—also known as the Quincy/Oroville Road. If you take the Big Creek route to the top, you’ll be treated not only to some of the largest concentrations of dogwood in the county, but also to an incredible view of the valley below. Near the top there are several meadows with groves of aspen and creek willow. Coming north from Oroville, the road climbs from 200 to 5,100 feet, offering an incredible array of brilliant hardwoods, including big-leaf maples, set against the dark green backdrop of conifers. A popular, longer loop tour brings you up this road to Bucks

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Foliage Guide When They Peak Check the “Awesome Autumn” blog at the website www.plumascounty.org for up-to-date reports on fall color and the best places to find it. We post “leaf peeper” reports as soon as fall colors appear, beginning around the last week in September. The reports continue as long as the color lasts, usually through mid-November, depending on weather and elevation. If you’re planning a trip around the fall colors, you may also call the visitor centers listed on page 10.

Mountain Dogwood California Black Oak Bracken Fern Willow

Frazier Creek

Big Leaf Maple

Black Cottonwood

Indian Rhubarb

Quaking Aspen illustrations by Elizabeth Owen

James Hsieh

Lake and Quincy and back down again the following day via the Feather River Canyon. Quincy/La Porte Road. Quincy is the county seat and the courthouse on Main Street is surrounded by a fortress of maples, sycamores and liquid ambers. Coming into town southeast on Highway 70, travelers will be treated to a montage of oak, maple and poplars sprinkled among the homes that rest against the backdrop of the western Sierra. Going east through Quincy, turn right on La Porte Road. Less than a mile south on the old Thompson Ranch stands an stately old English maple. The only one of its kind in the area, its leaves turn incredible shades of champagne pink and deep scarlet. The drive to the historical town of La Porte winds through canyons, crosses the Middle Fork of the Feather River and is a spectacular color excursion. Lakes Basin Recreation Area. South of Graeagle between Highways 89 and 49 is the Lakes Basin Recreation Area. Over 9,000 acres of wilderness, lakes, streams and bountiful trees comprise this beautiful and rugged part of the county. Because of the high altitude, the quaking aspens are some of the first trees to turn in the fall and provide splashes of luminous color throughout the area. Portola/Sierra Valley. The drive up to Lake Davis and Frenchman Lake in the eastern section of the county takes you past stunning groves of quaking aspen and cottonwood that jump out against the dark green conifers. Spectacular foliage can also be seen along Rocky Point Road in Portola, which parallels Plumas County is well known the Middle Fork Feather River. for its brilliant Off-road color. Some of red fall color. the county’s best color is hidden off the roadways. You can view some glorious autumn leaves on a hike, on horseback, on a mountain bike, while hunting, or while fishing or boating.

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WILDFLOWERS

v i e w n a t u r e ’s b e a u t y

Colorful shows of wildflowers can be seen along major Plumas County roads during the late spring and early summer. Conifer trees make up the most prominent part of the county’s landscape, but the forest also supports some 2,000 species of plants, most of which are flowering. Among the best places to spot color are: The Feather River National Scenic Byway (Highway 70 through the Feather River Canyon) is especially showy from April through June with a constantly changing display of wildflower color. Early color may be seen in the yellows of the delicate waterfall buttercups and the reds of the redbud shrub. Later color may be seen in the yellow bush monkeyflower and in the blues of the shrubby silver lupine. June is particularly spectacular with the lavenders and magentas of special species of clarkia lining the highway. In the central part of Plumas County, May and June are the best wildflower months. Beautiful displays may be seen in Indian Valley, especially along Stampfli Lane across the center of the valley. The roads near Taylorsville and along both sides of the North Arm also are good for viewing. The road from Taylorsville through Genesee Valley and up to Antelope Lake is magnificent in the spring. Highway 89 along Lake Almanor has some colorful wildflowers, especially the area about midway between Canyon Dam

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and Highway 36 where there are wet meadows. The east shore of the lake along Highway 147 is pretty with the white color of bitterbrush and serviceberry. The appearance of the landscape east of Chester along Highway 36 changes in spring with the flowering shrubs. The yellow color of antelope bitterbrush and arrowleaf balsam root, and the white flowers of bittercherry are prominent. West of Chester, the common wildflowers are the yellow senecio and the California stickseed. Another hot spot is along the roadside of Highway 32 south of Chester, where riparian areas produce an abundance of wildflowers. Look for dogwood and purple-flowered deerbrush in early spring, and orange canyon delphinium and redbud during the summer months. Bucks Lake Road (Quincy-Oroville Highway) from Bucks Summit to Bucks Lake Lodge has beautiful flowers, especially in the wet areas around Whitehorse Campground. In June, the meadows in the eastern part of Plumas County, especially around Lake Davis and Red Clover Valley, put on a vivid display of purple camas and larkspur, yellow meadow buttercups, butterweed and others. If you’re willing to explore away from the roads, the Butterfly

Valley Botanical Area north of Quincy is amass with color in June. The area has a large variety of species, including the unique and rare California pitcher-plant, a yellow plant which traps insects and digests them. A tour map and information sheet on the area is available. The Lakes Basin Recreation Area offers the area’s best show of wildflowers from June through August. The network of good trails in this area pass through colorful meadows and open ridges of wildflowers, all with great views of the craggy Sierra crest and the many lakes within the basin. There is also a book available to guide hikers, Wildflower Walking in the Lakes Basin, available at area bookstores.

Photos clockwise from top: Apple blossoms, California pitcher plant, snow flower. Photos by: Kevin Mallory, Jayne Locas, Kathy Kobashi.

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James Wilson

Jennifer Lacy

HIKING AND RUNNING

hiking & running Plumas

Round Valley Lake Run/Walk Hiking Lakes Basin There is no better way to enjoy the beauty of the area than by exploring it first-hand and on foot. Whether you take a leisurely stroll, a strenuous hike, rock climb, or choose a walk/run event, you'll experience the magnificence of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade ranges along an extensive system of trails. There are literally thousands of worthwhile excursions in Plumas County. The most accessible hiking areas are described below. Before you set out, pick up a free copy of the Plumas County Hiking Guide, which offers more details on the most popular hikes, including the trail length, difficulty and approximate hiking times. The guide is available at local visitor information centers. Two locally-authored guidebooks on area hiking trails also are available for sale. For other information on area hiking trails, contact the Plumas National Forest (530) 283-2050 or the Lassen National Forest (530) 258-2141. If you’re going on one of the more remote trails, it’s best to bring along a compass and a forest service map. Dogs are welcome (leash preferred) on all national forest trails. Within Plumas Eureka State Park, dogs are only allowed on the Grass Lake trail, and dogs are not allowed on trails in Lassen Volcanic National Park. About 80 miles of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) stretch across Plumas County, with elevations ranging from 2,400 to 7,000 feet. This famous west coast trail, open to foot and horseback traffic only, encompasses a total of 2,650 miles, from Mexico to Canada. The Plumas County section can be accessed six miles west of Chester, at Belden in the Feather River Canyon, at Bucks Summit on Bucks Lake Road, off Big Creek Road near Bucks Lake, along the Quincy/La Porte Road, and in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area. The Almanor Basin offers a myriad of hiking opportunities, including the paved Lake Almanor Recreation Trail that follows the west shore of the lake. The Almanor area also is close to some magnificent hikes within Lassen Volcanic National Park and the nearby Caribou Wilderness Area. Good Vibrations in the town of Chester sponsors Earth Walks with Grandma Joy

every Thursday from June 13 to August 29. The Feather River Canyon affords hikers the opportunity to hike lower elevations near one of the most beautiful waterways in the state, as well as to marvel at many of man’s engineering feats. In the Bucks Lake Wilderness Area, one trail follows the lake while others take hikers to remote mountain lakes higher up. The Indian Valley area has self-guided nature walks, pleasant for families and seniors, including the Round Valley Lake Nature Walk near Greenville and the short hike to spectacular Indian Falls. Intermediate trails are located off the road to Antelope Lake, including a trail between Antelope and Taylor lakes. The Lakes Basin Recreation Area in the southeastern part of the county near Graeagle has 47 great trails, including a loop trail that leads past nine mountain lakes. Ambitious hikers can climb to the top of the Sierra Buttes, Mt. Elwell or Eureka Peak, while others may prefer a less strenuous stroll to Madora Lake, located within Plumas-Eureka State Park. Lake Davis Recreation Area north of Portola has a 5.1-mile hiking trail along the east shore of the lake that accesses the campgrounds, and work continues to expand the trail, with the ultimate goal being a loop around the entire lake.

Walk / Run Events - 2013-14 June 22 - Relay For Life of Plumas County . . . . . . . .Feather River College July 4 - Chester Classic 4th of July Run/Walk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chester Aug. 3 - Round Valley Lake Run & Walk . . . . . . . . . . . .Round Valley Lake Aug. 17 - Running With the Bears Marathon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Greenville Sept. 1 - TriGraeagle - US Triathlon-sanctioned . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Graeagle Sept 1 - Kid's Dip 'n Dash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mill Pond in Graeagle Sept. 28 - Seymour Smith Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Taylorsville Sept. 28 - Lost Sierra 50k Endurance Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Graeagle Oct. 5 - Step out of Domestic Violence 5k Walk / Run . . . . . . . . . .Quincy Nov. 28 - Quincy Turkey Trot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Quincy Feb. 1, 2014 - Groundhog Festival Shadow Shuffle Run/Walk . . . .Quincy

To join local trail making events, visit the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship at www.sierratrails.org.

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The Celtic Festival Golf Tournament

James Wilson

GOLF

a golfers’ delight

Plumas County’s golf courses are renowned for their lush, wooded settings and spectacular mountain backdrops. Three are located on the pristine shores of Lake Almanor, while the others lie in tranquil high mountain valleys. Golfers can usually get on the course of their choosing without much difficulty, but it’s best to make tee times in advance in summer months. Some of the golf courses offer packages, and most have condos, vacation homes, motels or resorts

nearby. Golfers can also choose from a variety of fine dining establishments, some of which are located right at the golf course. What makes Plumas County such a rare golf destination is the plethora of other recreation activities nearby. Fishing, boating, hiking, history, events and festivals abound. This combination of natural beauty, first-rate golf, reasonable rates and friendly communities makes Plumas County a must for any golfer.

For a listing of golf courses, see page 76

Charity Golf Events - 2013 May 4 May 10 May 18 June 14 June 15 June 22 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 29 Oct. 5 Oct. 5 Oct. 7 Oct. 12

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FISHING

Plumas Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1,000 miles of streams and more than 100 lakes of the Feather River watershed make for a wonderful, varied and famous fishery. Every type of angler will find plenty of awe-inspiring places to reel them in. Rainbow trout are the predominant game fish, but brown trout and brook trout have also been established in many waterways. A special strain of trout, known as Eagle Lake rainbow trout, is found in many of the major lakes. Trophy Mackinaw (lake trout) are a big draw at Bucks Lake and Gold Lake. Smallmouth bass have become a big attraction at Lake Almanor. Other local species include kokanee and king salmon, largemouth bass, bluegill and catfish. Fishing season: Lakes are open to fishing year-round. The stream season usually opens on the last Saturday of April and closes in the middle of November. Some streams, such as tributaries to Lake Almanor and Bucks Lake, are not open until the end of May and close at the end of September. Some waters, like Yellow Creek, have special barbless catchand-release provisions. Check the current California Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations pamphlet for specific dates and limits.

Rick Marchus

catch the big one!

You might catch a big brown trout like this one at Bucks Lake while looking for the trophy-size Mackinaw trout of which the current lake record is more than 30 pounds.

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Lakes All of the larger lakes and some of the smaller ones have boating facilities (see chart next page). Most of the lakes are subject to strong afternoon winds, so use caution with small boats or float tubes. Most of Plumas Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lakes have rainbow trout and most types of bait, lures and fly-fishing work well from shore or from boats. Deep trolling with lead core line or downriggers is usually an effective way to take large browns, rainbows, salmon and Mackinaw as the water warms during the summer. Check with local sport shops to find out what is happening at the moment. Explore and experiment! Lake Almanor is the largest lake in Plumas County. Fishing is generally good year-round, but fall and winter (if it is not

Lena Stokes

Zach Coney

April 27 - Caribou Crossroads Derby .......N. Fork Feather River May 18 - Junior Fishing Day ........................Graeagle Mill Pond June 1 - Junior Fishing Derby .............Pew Pond (Indian Valley) June 15 - Lake Almanor Trout & Salmon Derby .Lake Almanor June 15 - Lake Davis Fishing Derby .........................Lake Davis July 6 - Free Fishing Day .........................All of Plumas County Aug. 3 - Fish For A Wish ......................................Lake Almanor Aug. 10 - Almanor Fishing Assoc. Fundraising BBQ . .Almanor Sept. 7 - Free Fishing Day ........................All of Plumas County Sept. 7 - Youth Fishing Derby ...............Round Valley Reservoir Feb. 1, 2014 - Ice Fishing Tournament .....................Lake Davis

With more than 100 lakes in the Plumas County area, there are an abundance of opportunities for a stringer full of fish like these from Lake Davis (above) while winter fly-fishing or, you could try your luck at Silver Lake in the summer (right).ed.

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frozen over) can be outstanding. Pond smelt — tiny, silvery bait fish — abound in Almanor, and also in Butt Valley Reservoir to the southwest. Small white jigs or iridescent pond smelt fly patterns can be very effective. Most years, from the mid-June to the mid-July, there is a hatch of Hexagenia mayflies. These very large bugs emerge from muddy lake bottoms and can put the larger fish into a feeding frenzy just before dark. A successful fish cage program is operated by the Almanor Fishing Association and California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Fingerling rainbow trout are raised at Hamilton Branch and 50,000, each weighing about a pound, are released in May. A fish hatchery program that supplies fingerling trout to Lake Almanor waterways is also operated at nearby Chester High School. The focus always seems to be on popular game fish; however, Lake Almanor also has a substantial carp population and the annual spring carp shoot is a famous event. A public boat launch that is open year-round is located at the southwestern end of the lake just north of the dam. Butt Valley Reservoir is noted for large rainbows and browns. Butt Valley is at its best with flies, jigs and small lures in the inlet when the powerhouse is running. Round Valley Reservoir near Greenville is a small lake with big bass. Ideal for serious bass anglers, this is a great place for children to fish from shore for bluegills, too. An annual bluegill derby is held here in June. Bucks Lake is a good all-around lake that is especially noted for trophy-size Mackinaw trout (16-plus pounds), although the current lake record is more than 30 pounds! Fall fly-fishing for rainbow, brown and brook trout is often spectacular in middle to late afternoon — look for hatches of a small, sooty-black caddis fly. Little Grass Valley Reservoir is good for rainbow and brown trout, and Antelope Lake is popular for trout, catfish and bass. Lake Davis and Frenchman Lake are excellent trophy rainbow waters. Fly-fishing from the west shorelines, either wading or using float tubes, is good in both spring and fall. Damselfly nymphs or dry flies are usually a good bet. Trolling woolly buggers or J. Fair’s Trolling Flies often works well. Both of these lakes are popular for ice fishing during the wintertime.

The Middle Fork of the Feather River near Camp Layman offers easy access to prime fishing, swimming and hiking.

Fishing Guide Services North County Page Almanor Fishing Association (info only)....(530) 258-3790 79 Roger’s Guide Service ...........................(530) 284-6429 33 Quail Lodge...........................................(530) 284-0861 32 Almanor Fishing Adventures ....................(530) 258-6732 Big Meadows Fishing Guide Service .........(530) 596-3072 Dick’s Guide Service.................................(530) 256-3317 Lake Almanor Fly Fishing Company..........(530) 258-3944 Mac's Lake Almanor Guide Service ..........(530) 596-3202 Rick’s Guide Service .................................(530) 284-6005 The Sports Nut (info only) ........................(530) 258-3327 Central County Big Daddy’s Guide Service ...................(530) 283-4103 80 Fish First Fly-Fishing Guide Service............(530) 343-8300 Fish Tales Guide Service ...........................(530) 559-7175 Reese’s Fish Hunt .....................................(530) 927-8925 Sportsmen’s Den (info only) .....................(530) 283-2733 Tightlines Guide Service...........................(530) 263-0990

East County

Almanor Fishing Association

If it concerns fishing, we’re concerned We have been in operations since 1980 Membership applications can be found on our website at:

www.almanorfishingassociation.com

J&J’s Grizzly Store (info only) ..............(530) 832-0270 64 Mountain Hardware (info only) ..........(530) 836-2589 56 Wiggin’s Trading Post (info only) ........(530) 993-4683 66 Baiocchi's Troutfitters Guide Service.........(530) 836-1115 Brady’s Bare Bones Guide Service.............(530) 272-7137 Dillard Guided Fishing..............................(530) 832-6394 Dollard’s Sierra Market (info only) ............(530) 832-5251 Family Outings Guide Services .................(530) 249-4979 Forward Bound Fly Fishing/Hiking ............(530) 836-0206 Jay Clark Flyfishing ..................................(530) 414-1655 Reno Fly Shop .........................................(775) 224-5918 Sierra Anglers Guide Service ....................(530) 414-1374 Stillwater Flyfishing Guide Services...........(888) 867-2127 Wildlife Charters......................................(530) 249-1580

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Streams and fly-fishing Both fly anglers and those who prefer to use lures and bait will find plenty of good action and surprisingly large trout in some very small creeks. The most common natural aquatic insects of the Feather River are several species of mayflies, caddis flies and stoneflies. There are others, of course, as well as terrestrials

(ants, grasshoppers). Exploring a stream, you may see trout rising to an active hatch of insects. Try to capture or at least get a good look at an insect for size and color. Mayfly patterns, humpies and Adams and caddis patterns in appropriate sizes and body colors can be good choices. If nothing is hatching, nymphs worked along the bottom are probably the best bet. Small nymphs such as the

Fishing Locations FISH LEGEND B: Brown Trout BG: Bluegill BR: Brook Trout C: Catfish K: Kokanee

g y.

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KS: King Salmon LM: Largemouth Bass M: Mackinaw R: Rainbow Trout SM: Smallmouth Bass

Lake/Stream Boat Ramp Boat Rentals Marina Bait/Tackle Shop Camping Lodging Accessible

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NORTH COUNTY AREA Lake Almanor Butt Valley Reservoir North Fork-Feather River Yellow Creek Hamilton Branch

TYPE OF FISH KS, R, B, SM, C R, B, C, SM R, B R, B R, B, KS

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INDIAN VALLEY AREA Antelope Lake Taylor Lake Round Valley Reservoir Homer Lake Crystal Lake Indian-Wolf Creeks

R, B, LM, SM, C BR LM, BG, C R BR R

L • L L • • L L S

bird’s nest or pheasant tail patterns work well. Larger stonefly and hellgrammite nymphs are often effective early in the year. Two-nymph rigs, one large and one small, are useful for searching. It works best to move the nymphs slowly, deeply and on a fairly short line with a strike indicator near where the leader attaches to the floating fly-line. Ants and dark-bodied fly patterns work well in the middle of the day if nothing obvious is happening. Either fish these dry (floating on the surface) or let them sink just under the surface film. A good trick is to cast at an angle upstream and then at the end of the downstream drift tuck the fly underwater and swim it back upstream, then, hang on to your pole!

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CENTRAL COUNTY AREA Bucks Lake Little Grass Valley Reservoir Nelson Creek Spanish Creek South Fork-Feather River

R, B, BR, M, K R, B R R R

L • • • • • • L • • • • S • S S

EAST COUNTY AREA Middle Fork-Feather River Lake Davis Jamison Creek Frenchman Lake Little Last Chance Creek

R, B R, B, C R R, B, C R

S L • S L • S

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LAKES BASIN AREA Gold Lake Salmon Lake Sardine Lake

M, B, R, BR M, B, R, BR M, B, R, BR

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The main parts of the Feather River are the North Fork and Middle Fork. The North Fork and Hamilton Branch flow into Lake Almanor. These and their smaller tributaries are good trout waters. A new fishing access area with restrooms and trails is now in place at Hamilton Branch. The Middle Fork has not been altered by dam building and is a federally listed Wild and Scenic River from the outflow of Sierra Valley most of the way to Lake Oroville. The wild river section downstream from the QuincyLa Porte Road bridge is accessible by steep foot trails and provides excellent fishing for strong hikers. Fishing improves as the water level recedes from spring runoff. Bring plenty of water for the hike back up the hill. Fall fishing, when there are fewer vacationers, is particularly good. Upstream, in the more easily reached scenic and recreation portion accessible from Highway 70 east of Quincy, the Middle Fork holds some nice, if sometimes angler-shy, rainbows and browns. Yellow Creek is a stream restoration success involving fishing groups, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Barbless hooks and a restricted limit apply to Yellow Creek in Humbug Valley in order to keep it a trophy fishery. (Check CDFW regulations for current rules.) The rugged Yellow Creek canyon that flows on to Belden is also an excellent trout stream. Do some exploring to discover what may turn out to be your own favorite spots.


can be worth some rough driving or tough hiking, but there is also some fine fishing close to major highways and paved roads.

James Wilson

For more information, pickup a copy of the local newspaper for the current fishing report or contact one of the fishing services listed on page 79.

Zach Coney

Teach your children how to fish at one of the many junior fishing derbies listed on page 78. The ultra clear water of Jamison Creek (below) makes for beautiful fly-fishing.

up for the hunt? Plumas County offers a variety of challenges for hunters. Deer, bear and duck hunts are most popular. But hunters also can bag geese, quail, bandtailed pigeons, grouse, chukar and squirrels. The county ranks among the top counties in the state for annual bear harvests. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife issues tags for California black bear by a quota system. Hunting bears and bobcats with dogs was banned throughout California beginning in 2013. This traditional form of hunting had a small but very devoted group of fans. It was very popular in Plumas County where both bears and bobcats are plentiful. The deer hunting spreads throughout the county in three main zones: D3, X6a-b and C4. Hunters must draw for a limited number of tags in the highly prized X zones. Both X zones are toward the eastern end of Plumas County and on into Lassen County. Bird and waterfowl hunters can have a field day as well in Plumas County. There is some tremendous mountain quail hunting, especially during the first week of the opener. The season begins in fall and extends through January. Excellent duck and geese hunting is offered at the north end of Lake Almanor near Chester. Other good spots for ducks are Lake Davis, Frenchman Lake, Antelope Lake and Round Valley. Sportsmen should check their CDFW booklets for the boundaries of these zones and for season opening dates. For more information, visit the CDFW website: www.wildlife.ca.gov. Visitors who might want to practice their marksmanship are invited to join local gun clubs that hold trap and target shooting events and junior trap shoots. These include the Quincy Sports Shooters Association (Gopher Hill Range), (530) 394-8390, www.quincyshooting.com; the Sierra Valley Gun Club (Beckwourth Range), (530) 832-5959 and the Westwood Rifle and Pistol Club (Westwood-Lake Almanor Range), (530) 596-4116.

Hunting Guide Services Quail Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(530) 284-0861 EB Guide Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(530) 249-3825 Deadwood Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(530) 412-1615 Bob Johnson’s Guide Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(530) 283-9174 Family Outings Guide Service . . . . . . . . . . . . .(530) 249-4979

Sierra Valley Gun Club Sierra Valley • Pistol range • Trap shoot of the Friends • .22NRA rim fire/bench rest shoot • Funded by grants from the NRA • EPR 2013

Contact Ron DePersia

530.832.6316 or 775.742.7311 cell P.O. Box 399, Portola CA

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HUNTING

The U.S. Forest Service map of the Plumas National Forest is useful in searching for locations and road access to the many streams within the Feather River system. Solid blue lines on topographic and Forest Service maps indicate perennial streams and nearly all of these are fishable. Difficult places to reach


rentals and free internet. There are many swimming holes to be found in the rivers and streams. There also are a number of public swimming pools located in the major communities.

Jayne Locas

W AT E R S P O R T S

get wet...

BOATING AND SWIMMING Water sports abound in Plumas County within its more than 100 lakes and 1,000 miles of streams. Waterskiing, boating, sailing, kayaking, swimming,

paddleboarding, windsurfing, and jet skiing are among the more popular water sports available at the larger lakes, including Almanor, Bucks, Antelope, Little Grass, Gold and Frenchman. (Lake Davis does not allow jet skiing.) Boats and equipment may be rented from marinas on Bucks Lake and Lake Almanor. There also is jet ski rental out of Chilcoot with delivery to nearby lakes. (See box below.) Swimming is also popular at some of the smaller lakes, including Butt Valley Reservoir, the Lakes Basin area and the Graeagle Mill Pond, which has an adjacent facility with non-motorized watercraft

RIVER RAFTING Experienced kayakers and rafters can find plenty of excitement on the world-class whitewater found along the Feather River in Plumas County. Beginner-level canoeing or float-tubing also is possible along the more gentle eastern stretches, or along some of its tributaries such as Indian Creek. The rafting season runs from approximately January to April or May, depending on the flow. (Recreational summer flow releases will be offered on the North Fork Feather; see next page.) By early July, flows are low enough that inner tubes and air mattresses are the usual mode of travel for short float trips on the upper stretches only. Experienced whitewater enthusiasts can bring their own equipment. Tubes also

Watercraft Rentals Lake Almanor Knotty Pine Resort and Marina (see page 26) 430 Peninsula Dr. (530) 596-3348, direct line for boat rentals is (530) 596-4545 • www.knottypine.net Ski boats, run-abouts, pontoon boats, fishing boats, Sea-Doo jet ski/waverunners, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, paddleboats Lake Almanor Kayak & Stand-up Paddleboard Rentals (see page 33) 29529 Hwy. 89 in Canyon Dam. (530) 284-7372 • www.lakealmanorkayaks.com Single and tandem kayaks; stand-up paddleboards

There are several lakes where you can swim or launch all types of watercraft. Public swimming pools can be found in some communities and at several lodges and resorts, but it’s hard to beat a refreshing dip in the stream.

Majors Outpost - 3000 Almanor Drive West, (530) 259-2727

Bucks Lake Bucks Lake Marina, (see page 43) Bucks Lake. (530) 283-4243 • www.buckslakemarina.com Ski, fishing and pontoon boats, kayaks, canoes, Polaris waverunners

Eastern Plumas Graeagle Outpost, Hwy. 89 next to the Graeagle Mill Pond (530) 836-2414 • www.graeagleoutpost.com (see page 54) Paddleboats, stand-up paddle boats, kayaks, canoes

Sardine Lake Resort 990 Sardine Lake Road. (see page 57) (530) 862-1196 • www.sardinelakeresort.com 12-foot aluminum rowboats with and without trolling motors

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High Sierra Adventure Rentals - Chilcoot, (800) 596-8840

Lakes Basin Recreation Area

are available for sale at area sporting goods stores and tire shops. The North Fork of the Feather River along Highway 70 from the intersection of Highway 89 (Greenville “Y”) to Twain or Virgilia is suitable for canoes or beginner kayakers, with moderate ratings of Class II and III. The stretch from Virgilia to Rich Bar is recommended for experts only. From Rich Bar to Belden is a popular Class III stretch of about five miles, with take out at the rest area or resort. Below Belden, there are intermediate and advanced runs that are accessible during the recreational summer flows. (See box next page) The Middle Fork of the Feather River at its upper stretches is gentler, with easier access. From the little town of Clio to the Mohawk Bridge near Blairsden is a slow Class I and II, suitable for beginner canoeing. During the spring runoff, Class II and III rafting and kayaking is recommended from Mohawk to Sloat, or from Sloat

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mote and scenic stretch as the most spectacular multiday kayaking trip in California. No matter what level of river sport you’re planning, be sure to take caution by wearing a flotation device and helmet at all times. Remember the river can change from year to year, depending on winter floods. Watch for fallen trees, sand bars, rocks and other obstacles, and always scout rapids when possible.

Bill Obernesser

to the La Porte Road Bridge, with take out at the campground. The Wild and Scenic Zone of the Middle Fork past the La Porte Road Bridge is for teams of expert rafters and kayakers only. The renowned 32-mile, three-day trip to Milsap Bar is an extremely difficult wilderness adventure that takes experts past deep canyon walls, numerous boulders and waterfalls. Experts regard this re-

Carl Piesch

Get a bunch of friends together to go rafting or kayaking, or join in some of the activities at the Graeagle Mill Pond (above).

Special Summer Flows Whitewater enthusiasts take note! The North Fork Feather River will once again have recreational flow releases on the Rock Creek section below Belden along Highway 70 during the following weekends: July 27 – 28, Aug. 24 – 25 and Sept. 28 – 29, 2013. Flows will range between 700 and 1,200 cubic feet per second from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and until 1 p.m. on Sundays. The Chico Paddleheads group will once again host its annual Feather Fest with races, a film festival and a party at Indian Jim Campground during the September release. For more information, call Dave Steindorf at American Whitewater, (530) 343-1871, or go to the American Whitewater website: www.americanwhitewater.org.

EAGLE LAKE MARINA • • • •

Fishing Licenses & Bait • • Nice Tackle Selection • Fishing Boat Rentals ! Pontoon Rentals W • NE • • Clothing

Showers & Laundry Propane & Gasoline Beer & Wine Hot Food Services Groceries

EAGLE LAKE CAMPGROUNDS • • • •

5 Campgrounds - Over 300 Sites Tent Only to Full Hook-up Sites Group Campsites 5 Mile Paved Bike/Walking Path, Connects All • Campgrounds & Marina • Interpretive Programs • Beach & Swim Area

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WIFI at Marina Store, Merrill & Eagle Campgrounds Camping info: (530) 257-3067 • Marina info: (530) 825-3454 • Winter (Nov.-Apr.) (530) 257-3067 • P.O. Box 1771, Susanville, CA 96130 Email: lcfcougar@aol.com • Web: www.eaglelakerecreationarea.com CAMPING RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov Operated by Lassen College Foundation under a special use permit by the U.S. Forest Service. We are an Equal Opportunity Recreation Provider.

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Carl Raymond Piesch

Maggie Hennessy

SNOWMOBILING

snowmobiling

Both the Bucks Lake and Lakes Basin Recreation Areas are favorites for snowmobilers with freedom of choice to explore the remote backcountry either freestyling or on groomed trails.

Plumas County is a haven for snowmobilers! It’s no wonder that the county has one of the largest number of registered snowmobiles in the state. Visitors as well as locals enjoy hundreds of miles of groomed trails throughout the forest, plus plenty of warming huts and maintained staging areas. Year-round resorts, shops and restaurants cater to wintertime guests, making Plumas County an ideal destination for a snowmobiling trip. If you don’t own a snowmobile, but want to try out the sport, there are guided snowmobile tours available in the Graeagle/Portola area. For a list of suggested trails, maps and rental information, contact the local visitor centers on page 10, or the Plumas National Forest (530) 283-2050 or the Lassen National Forest (530) 258-2141. Bucks Lake is located 17 miles southwest of Quincy on Bucks Lake Road (Quincy-Oroville Road). Bucks Lake has long been considered one of the finest snowmobile destinations in the West. Up to 100 miles of groomed snowmobile routes are maintained during winter, and there are hundreds of ungroomed routes marked for snowmobiling throughout the forest. Snowmobiling is not allowed, however, in the Bucks Lake Wilderness Area. Two staging areas are in the vicinity— Bucks Summit and Big Creek—and there is year-round lodging. Travel into the resorts is via snowmobile, snowcat or cross-country skiing, as the Bucks Lake Road is not usually plowed past the summit. Historic La Porte also is renowned for its excellent snowmobiling opportunities, with more than 80 miles of marked, groomed trails, a staging area with warming hut and restrooms, and four trailside warming huts. The Quincy/La Porte Road is not plowed from Quincy in the winter. Access is from the southern route from Marysville or Oroville, via Highway 20 and County Road E-21. The Almanor Basin offers an abundance of scenic snowmobiling areas. Near Chester are five staging areas—Chester-

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Lake Almanor Snowmobile Park, Swain Mountain, Morgan Summit, Jonesville and Fredonyer—which lead to many miles of both groomed and ungroomed trails. A lesser maintained trailhead begins at the boat launch just north of Canyon Dam and continues across to the west side of Highway 89. Another popular area off Highway 89 is Humboldt Road, which offers access to a trail leading to restaurants and lodges along Highway 36 west of Chester. Indian Valley offers stunning scenery on marked ungroomed routes. Popular rides include the unplowed road from Genesee to Antelope Lake, the Lights Creek trail north of Taylorsville, and Old Haun Road north of Greenville. Gold Lake Highway, which winds through the Lakes Basin Recreation Area south of Graeagle, has spectacular beauty and diverse terrain that has made it a primary snowmobiling destination for many years. The Gold Lake Staging Area is located five miles south of Highway 89 on Gold Lake Highway, which connects with Highway 49. From the staging area, the road is unplowed, groomed and marked. Snowmobilers can choose from many trails that branch off the road, including a groomed trail to Mills Peak Lookout, or continue south to the staging area at Bassett’s Station. Several ungroomed routes lead to the area’s remote lakes and meadows. Farther east, the trout fisheries of Lake Davis and Frenchman Lake near Portola become excellent locations for snowmobiling during the winter. Ungroomed trails run around both lakes, and there’s a convenient parking area at Davis Lake off Grizzly Road. Several annual snowmobile poker runs take place during February. They are held in Chester, Lake Davis, La Porte and Bucks Lake. Sled Wars is a Snowmobile Grass Drag event held at the Fairgrounds in Quincy in October, 2013. For more information about these snowmobile events, contact the visitor centers listed on page 10 of this guide.

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Lisa Kelly

SKIING

skiing & snowboarding

EUREKA BOWL History repeats itself at the crowd-pleasing Historic Longboard Ski Revival Races at Eureka Bowl, which replicate the contests begun by area gold miners in the 1860s.

AND SNOWBOARD! For information on ski or snowboarding classes available at Coppervale or for more information about Lassen Community College’s ski area call the snow phone:

(530) 257-9965

Photo by Michael Morales, LCC Production Graphics Class

Located 18 Miles from Susanville on Highway 36

Formerly known as Plumas Eureka Ski Bowl, this historic facility owned by the Plumas Ski Club is located in PlumasEureka State Park above Johnsville. Currently, the ski area is not operating, but an ongoing plan is underway for the installation of a new chairlift. Local historians believe ore buckets were used by pioneer miners on Eureka Peak in the 1870s, which would make this the first ski lift in America. With easy access and a large parking lot, it’s a favorite area for sledders and cross-country skiers in the interim. The area, if reopened, features beginner to advanced runs for Alpine and telemark skiers and snowboarders. The annual Historic Longboard Revival Series races continue to be staged here on the third Sundays of January, February and March, depending on snow. These colorful races highlight pioneer longboard skiing and the birthplace of ski racing and ski clubs in America dating back to the 1850s. Spectators and new racers are welcome. The Eureka Bowl features a maximum vertical of 675 feet, rising from 5,500 feet base elevation to 6,175 feet. Eureka Peak has long been a destination for telemark ski descents. A rustic lodge up the hill from the parking lot features a café, a warm fire and rest rooms during operation and longboard events. From Highway 89 in Graeagle, take Johnsville Road (County Road A-14) about five miles, continue through the village of Johnsville a half mile until the road ends at the ski area parking lot. Visit www.plumasskiclub.org or call (530) 283-3381 or the Plumas County Museum (530) 283-6320 for more information about the races.

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Wintertime in Plumas County is serene and beautiful, as snow covers the landscape and things relax. This tranquil season offers a terrific way to view natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s landscapes while getting great exercise and having some inexpensive winter fun. Virtually the entire forest is open for snowshoeing and Nordic skiing, with options ranging from beginner-level flat, groomed track to challenging peaks and backcountry calling for more advanced telemarking skill. Before venturing off, especially in an unmarked area, make sure to check weather conditions, bring adequate clothing, gear, food and water, and let someone know (a park ranger, friend or relative) where you're headed. For a list of suggested trails and directions, contact the local visitor centers on page 10. For maps and more details on the areas listed below, call the Plumas National Forest (530) 2832050 or the Lassen National Forest (530) 258-2141.

Lassen Volcanic National Park is just 35 miles from Chester on Highway 36/89. Lassen Volcanic National Park boasts over 150 miles of marked and unmarked trails for nonmotorized winter sports. Ranger-led snowshoe walks are held Saturdays and Sundays during the winter. Contact Lassen Park (530) 595-4480 for details. In the Chester-Lake Almanor Area, the Lassen National Forest also leads various snowshoe tours for the public as snow

Mason Werner

S N O W S H O E I N G & S N O W P L AY

s n ow s h o e i n g & n o r d i c s k i i n g

The trail to the top of Mt.Washington leaves the Little Jamison Creek Trail near its junction with the Pacific Crest Trail.

permits. Call (530) 258-2141 for a current schedule. An interpretive recreation trail on the west shore of Lake Almanor provides miles of great scenery and easy access. The Mc-

groomed trails. Vehicles are excluded on the Bucks Summit

Gowan Ski Area, Colby Meadows, Childs Meadow, Warner Valley

Loop Trail, and within the Bucks Lake Wilderness Area, includ-

Road and the Caribou Wilderness all afford quiet excursions

ing the trail to Spanish Peak. Skiers share the remaining trails

near Chester.

with snowmobilers.

In Indian Valley, several unplowed roads and trails offer ex-

Other areas near Quincy include Snake Lake and Argentine

cellent routes for snowshoers and skiers. A favorite is the road

Ridge. The La Porte Area also offers good winter sports terrain

leading out to Antelope Lake, beginning just past Genesee.

and staging areas. During winter, La Porte is generally accessi-

In the eastern portion of the county, beginner ski trails are of-

ble only from the southern route (from Marysville/Oroville, via

fered in Plumas-Eureka State Park, including the 2.5-mile

Highway 20 and County Road E-21). Skiers and snowshoers can

groomed Jamison Canyon Ski Trail that takes off from the park

follow groomed snowmobile trails along Little Grass Valley

museum parking lot. Other trails begin at the Eureka Bowl ski

Reservoir and can find other shared trails at Lexington Hill.

area, and more advanced terrain suited for telemarking leads to Eureka Peak. Ranger-led snowshoe nature hikes are held on weekends during the winter. The Lakes Basin Ski Trail takes off from the Gold Lake Staging Area south of Graeagle in the Lakes Basin Recreation

Area. Open only to non-motorized users, the marked and groomed moderate trail continues 1.5 miles, paralleling Graeagle Creek. Intermediate and advanced unmarked routes are featured elsewhere in the Lakes Basin which is also a popular destination for snowmobilers. The Bucks Lake Area near Quincy is a popular winter sports staging area that offers skiers and snowshoers a marked loop trail as well as miles of backcountry groomed and un-

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Equipment Rentals Cross-country ski equipment may be rented at the following locations: In the Chester area, Bodfish Bicycles and Quiet Mountain Sports, 149 Main St., (530) 2582338; and Childs Meadow Resort, (530) 595-3383. In Eastern Plumas, Mountain Hardware, Bonta St., Blairsden, (530) 836-2589; and Howling Dogs Bike and Ski, 120 Hwy. 89, Graeagle, (530) 836-2SKI (2754) Snowshoes may be rented at Bodfish in Chester, and Mountain Hardware in Blairsden and Howling Dogs Bike and Ski in Graeagle.


Kevin Mallory

Debra Baer

s l e dd i n g & o t h e r f u n Snow is made for playing! Take your kids sledding down a snowy hillside or treat your dog to a romp through some freshly fallen snow. If the weather’s been cold with no snow, there are frozen ponds, lakes and creeks ideal for ice skating if you have your own skates. Check with local Forest Service offices for favorite spots and conditions. If you’re not into exercise, you can still experience winter’s beauty on a horsedrawn sleigh ride. Sled dog racing and longboard ski races are popular spectator sports for visitors in winter.

Each President’s Day weekend in February, snowmobile poker runs are held in Chester-Lake Almanor and in Portola at Lake Davis. The Eastern Plumas Winter Snowfest that weekend also includes a variety of fun snow competitions, rides and activities, including snowman building, snow bowling and snow golf. Bucks Lake also holds a poker run in early February. For a complete and more updated list of winter activities and events, contact local visitor centers listed on page 10 and visit www.plumascounty.org or www.plumasnews.com.

Debra Baer

WINTER DRIVING Plumas County roads are generally well-maintained and passable during the winter. Chain requirements are far less frequent than other mountain destinations due to the lower elevations. If it’s snowing, we advise traveling via the Feather River Canyon on State Route 70. This lower elevation route offers a safe alternative to travel to and from Plumas County even when Interstate 80 or other routes are closed. You’re less likely to ever need chains if you have four-wheel drive or snow tires. For all other vehicles, it’s a good idea to always carry chains.. Check the weather forecast at (530) 221-5613 and call (800)

There are so many ways to enjoy the winter in Plumas County outdoors, including sled dog races (top) and sledding.

Suzi Brakken

427-7623 for road conditions. Complete weather and road conditions can be found at www.plumasnews.com. Remember to drive slower during the winter, and allow plenty of time.

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BIRDING

ove r 3 1 0 s p e c i e s o f b i r d s Plumas County offers rewarding bird-watching opportunities for both the novice and experienced birder. The best birding in the county is during the spring and fall, but numerous species can be found any month of the year. Over 310 different bird species occur in Plumas County because of its diversity of habitats including lakes, meadows, marshes, streams and forest. There are many spots with easy access for those who wish to bird by vehicle as well as developed hiking trails for more adventurous birders. Sierra Valley, east of Portola, is designated an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society. This 130,000-acre valley, the largest in the Sierra Nevada, is home to over 260 bird species alone. Although most of the land in the valley is privately owned, county roads such as Marble Hot Springs Road, between County Roads A23 and A24, will take you through the heart of the valley past wet meadows and wetlands. In the fall and winter, Sierra Valley is well known for its large population of raptors. A drive through the valley can provide close-up views of bald eagles, golden eagles, red-tailed hawks, rough-legged hawks, prairie falcons, American kestrels and long-eared owls. Migrating flocks of waterfowl and songbirds are also a common sight during the fall. Spring birders can spot white faced ibis, sandhill cranes, American bitterns, black-crowned night herons, Canada geese and a variety of ducks and songbirds. Plumas-Eureka State Park near Graeagle is worth checking for a variety of montane bird species including willow flycatchers. Nesting osprey and bald eagle can be found at nearly all the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s major reservoirs, including the largest, Lake Almanor. The causeway, east of Chester on Hwy. 36, is the best place to see large numbers of waterfowl including tundra swan, doublecrested cormorants, great blue heron, and American white pelicans. Another good viewing spot is along the west shore, near the campgrounds and along the recreation trail, where birders can enjoy forest-dwellers such as pileated and white-headed woodpeckers, flycatchers, brown creepers and white-breasted nuthatches.

Other lakes to visit are Antelope Lake, Bucks Lake, Little Grass Valley Reservoir, Frenchman Lake and Lake Davis, all of which support a diversity of bird species and habitats. Snake Lake, a short drive from Quincy off of Bucks Lake Road, is a popular picnic spot and a good place to view wood ducks, American white pelicans, osprey, grebes and great blue heron. A walk along the forested edge of the lake can turn up a number of forest bird species: hairy woodpeckers, brown creepers, red-breasted nuthatches, warbling vireos and many others. Osprey and bald eagle, hunting for fish, may be seen on a drive through the Feather River Canyon along the North Fork Feather River. The reservoirs in the canyon are also home to migrating bufflehead, goldeneye, ruddy ducks, and nesting common mergansers. Plumas County's many rivers and streams also host populations of other riparian bird species: wood ducks, yellow warblers, lazuli buntings, American dippers, downy, woodpeckers, red-breasted sapsuckers and others can be found during a pleasant stroll along the waterways. To contribute to local bird sightings, you may report them at http://www.plumasaudubon.org/bird-sightings.html.

Photos clockwise from top left: Sandpiper and Tundra Swan. Photos by Bill Obernesser and Richard McCutcheon.

Saturday Birding Events - 2013 May 4 Spanish Creek Bird Walk . . . . . .Gansner Park, Quincy May 11 Sierra Valley Bird Watching . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sierra Valley May 18 Birds, Boats & BBQ . . . .Maddalena Ranch, Sierra Valley May 25 Meadow Bird Walk . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chester High School June 1 Spanish Ranch Bird Walk . . . . . . . . . . . .Meadow Valley July 13 Bucks Lake Bird and Plant Walk . . . . . . . . . .Bucks Lake For more information see www.plumasaudubon.org/calendar

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Free Bird List For a free Plumas County bird list produced by the Plumas Audubon Society, go to www.plumascounty.org, Outdoor Recreation, and click on Birding. If you are interested in joining the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annual Christmas Bird Counts or for more local birding information, contact: Plumas Audubon Society, (530) 283-0455, or visit their website http://plumasaudubon.org or email david@plumasaudubon.org.


WILDLIFE

spot some wildlife With so much forest around, you are sure to spot some of Plumas County’s wild creatures. Viewing wildlife in their natural habitat is one of the area’s best (and free) attractions. Deer, bald eagles and waterfowl are among the most popular and easy species to observe, and you can often spot them along the roadsides right from your car. Each of the county’s lakes is home to at least one breeding pair of bald eagles, while

Lake Almanor hosts the largest population of wintering eagles and osprey. Mule and black-tailed deer are easy to spot throughout the county, but the big bucks can be found at the Dixie Moun-

tain, Smith Peak and Mount Hough State Game Refuges located in the eastern and central parts of the county.

Two locations in Plumas County are part of the Watchable Wildlife national network of viewing sites, identified by the brown road sign with the white binoculars symbol.

The Antelope Lake-Indian Creek Wildlife Viewing Site, with its surrounding wet meadowlands, is an excellent place to see migratory waterfowl from April through November. Birds of prey and beaver can be seen year-round.

The Lake Davis Wildlife Viewing Site, also bordered by meadows and pines, offers nesting Canada geese, tundra swans, pelicans, bald eagles and ospreys, with best viewing in spring and fall. Deer and bats are also common. Other forest creatures that are easily seen are coyotes, raccoons, squirrels, chipmunks

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Remember that the best times to observe wildlife are dawn or dusk. Use a pair of binoculars to extend your view, maintain a safe distance, move quietly, and respect the wildlife.

Photos clockwise from top left: Raccoon, squirrel, turkey, rabbit, coyote. Photos by Peter Knapp, Doug Blesse, Doug Blesse, Carl Raymond Piesch and Sarah Bonney.

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James Wilson

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Maggie Hennessy

N AT I O N A L F O R E S T S

The beauty and solitude of nature is what Plumas County is all about. There is plenty of quiet, open space and fresh air. You won’t find it crowded with tourists. More than three-quarters of Plumas County’s 2,618 square miles is national forest land. The Plumas National Forest encompasses the majority of that, while the Lassen National Forest takes in part of the northern end of the county, and the Tahoe National Forest touches into the south and east. The Plumas National Forest occupies 1.2 million acres of scenic mountain lands in the northern edge The Plumas National Forest occupies 1.2 million acres of scenic mountain lands in the northern edge of the Sierra Nevada, giving visitors ample places to roam freely. of the Sierra Nevada, just mountain valleys and lofty peaks. south of the Cascade range. Known for its high alpine lakes There are hundreds of maintained campsites and numerand thousands of miles of clear-running streams, the forest ous picnic spots to choose from. sits at the top of the watershed that supplies water to many Recreational opportunities are available in every season. California citizens. Some 300 miles of trails are maintained throughout the forTrees within the forest are mostly grand conifers, which est, including the Pacific Crest Trail. reach high into the sky and are beautifully latticed with snow The forest and the sparsely populated rural communities during winter, and various hardwoods that turn brilliant colors that surround it provide a feeling of seclusion and tranquillity. in the fall. If you’re needing to rest, reflect and get away from it all, this is Outdoor enthusiasts are attracted year-round to the nathe place. tional forest and its waterways, beautiful deep canyons, rich

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Sport utility vehicle owners take note! Plumas County has plenty of well-maintained, unpaved forest service roads that lead to lakes, fishing spots, lookouts and picnic sites. The roads access some 1.2 million acres of public land that can keep intrepid explorers happy for days on end. Brochures have been developed featuring four popular backcountry road adventures, designed with SUVs in mind. If you’re looking for more rugged off-highway adventure, head for one of the 4x4 routes, staging areas or campgrounds developed specifically for off-highway vehicles. The Plumas National Forest visitor map is available for sale to help guide off-highway users. To avoid fines, stay on designated roads and trails. High Sierra ATV Tours, (800) 596-8840, and Explore! Sierra Touring Company (530) 832-5450, offer guided rides to scenic destinations in the Sierra Valley east of Portola. High Sierra also offers ATV and Snow Tracks rentals. Contact visitor centers to request maps, brochures or more information. Or contact the various forest service offices listed on page 10 of this guide.

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WILDERNESS AREAS

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The 23,958-acre Bucks Lake Wilderness surrounds Silver Lake, ten miles east from Quincy. Special wilderness areas of the forest are managed to protect and preserve their pristine natural values. These areas offer excellent hiking, backpacking and horseback riding in a primitive, completely undeveloped setting. In the Plumas National Forest, the 24,000-acre Bucks Lake Wilderness near Bucks Lake has a broad diversity of plant life, trees and landscape features. Ranging from 2,000 to 7,017 feet in elevation, Bucks Lake Wilderness includes gentle slopes, steep canyons and sheer cliffs. Most of it is rugged with human access difficult. The Pacific Crest Trail crosses the wilderness, and Lassen Peak is visible on clear days, 40 miles to the north. The Caribou Wilderness area is located in the Lassen National Forest just north of the Almanor Basin. This is a gentle, rolling forested plateau dotted with mountain lakes, cratered

STAR GAZING AND CLOUD WATCHING Brilliant star-filled skies are one of the first things visitors notice about Plumas County, with its lack of city glow. The county is located midway into the Northern latitude, and visitors can enjoy an amazing 360-degree view of the nighttime sky. The air in the remote Northern Sierra is also quite clear, making for better viewing overall. Plumas County’s varied microclimates and weather conditions also make for some dramatic cloud formations, attracting photographers and cloud spotters.

peaks and cinder cones, evidence of Caribou’s volcanic past. Hiking here is generally easy. No permits are needed to visit these wilderness areas, but fire permits for primitive camping are required. Visitors to these areas are asked to tread lightly and leave nothing behind. Mechanical vehicles (including mountain bikes) are not allowed. Contact the Plumas and Lassen National Forest offices listed on page 10 of this guide for wilderness camping rules and to obtain maps.

CHRISTMAS TREE CUTTING Start an old-fashioned family tradition and come to Plumas County to cut your own Christmas tree! Bring your saw, your vehicle and the kids, and set out for the woods to find the perfect tree. You can make a weekend of it, playing in the snow, shopping quaint town stores, eating out, and relaxing in a cozy rented cabin in the woods. You’ll find a variety of aromatic evergreens on designated sections of the Plumas and Lassen National Forests. Tree permits at $10 each are for sale at numerous businesses and by mail. The tree-cutting season generally begins November 1. For more information contact the Forest Service offices listed on page 10 of this guide. 2013 - 2014 PLUMAS COUNTY VISITORS GUIDE

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PA R K S A N D P I C N I C S

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Let the kids get rid of some energy at one of the local parks.

ball fields at Gansner Park, located north of town off Hwy. 70 behind the airport. Or, they’ll find a playground, a swimming pool, skateboard park, bocce ball courts and a group barbecue pavilion at Pioneer Park, on Fairgrounds Road off Hwy. 70 east of downtown. Dame Shirley Plaza, just west of the Plumas County Courthouse on Main Street, has shaded picnic tables and a grassy play area within view of Quincy’s historic downtown. Lowell Bader Park in Meadow Valley is a nice stop on the way to Bucks Lake, about five miles west of Quincy. The rustic park offers a playground, picnic and barbecue area and basketball and tennis courts. The Graeagle Mill Pond off Hwy. 89 has picnic tables, along with paddleboat rentals and swimming, while the Graeagle Picnic Grounds, located in the housing area across from the gas station, has ball fields and a bandstand. Portola’s City Park is located a half mile south of Hwy. 70, across the Gulling Street Bridge. It features a swimming pool, playground, bandstand, skate park and tennis and volleyball courts. Also in Portola, the accessible Riverside Picnic Area is located at the end of the Riverwalk paved trail off Rocky Point Road. Great spots for picnics or rest stops can also be found along the west and east shores of Lake Almanor, at Hamilton Branch, and at forest service day use areas at major lakes including Butt Valley, Bucks, Little Grass Valley, Antelope, Round Valley, Davis and Frenchman. You’ll also find sites in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area, Plumas-Eureka State Park, along the Feather River and in the Feather River Canyon. A $5-7 day use fee is charged at Bucks, Antelope, Davis and Frenchman; all other sites are free of charge. For more information on Plumas County parks, playgrounds, picnic areas and pools, contact area chambers of commerce or forest service offices listed on Page 10.

While traveling in Plumas County, you’re welcome to stretch your legs, toss a ball, or pull over for a picnic at one of several community parks and Forest Service day use areas. Most parks have restrooms and playground facilities; some offer public swimming pools and skateboarding ramps. Chester Park, on Hwy. 36 along the Feather River, offers picnic tables, a playground, ball fields, basketball court and restrooms. An ice skating rink is adjacent to the park during winter. Greenville Community Park, off Hot Springs Road south of town, has a playground, restrooms, and ballfields. The town of Taylorsville has a swimming pool, and picnic spots at the campground. In Quincy, travelers can enjoy playgrounds, picnic tables and

Kevin Mallory

ge o c a ch i n g Vast amounts of public forest land makes Plumas County a prime destination to search for caches using hand-held Global Positioning System devices. This modern form of treasure-hunting, using coordinates posted online, continues to grow as a popular family sport, with over 2 million caches worldwide. Over 3,050 geocache sites are now listed on the geocachers’ official website (www.geocaching.com) within a 50-mile radius of Quincy, the Plumas County seat. The caches, containing usually a trinket or small toy and a logbook, have been typically placed in beautiful natural settings or near interesting historic landmarks. Once the cache and reward is discovered, visitors are asked to sign their name and leave something else in the cache for the next person. While finding the cache is the goal, getting to them is the real fun and challenge. Geocachers exploring Plumas County can choose hunts that vary in difficulty, based on elevation, terrain or season. Some coordinates will take you to the tops of mountains or to the edge of waterfalls. There’s a series of railroad-themed caches and another series that links local churches. If you’re new to the sport, check out the above website for information and helpful tips on finding local caches. You’ll discover hundreds of interesting places overlooked by the casual visitor while getting great exercise and enjoying mountain scenery and fresh air. And with the quantity of caches offered throughout the area, you’ll have fun searching for days. This unique ladder tree is just one among the thousands of interesting geocaches hidden around the Plumas County area.

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Sam Lawson

Finding a large gold nugget lured miners to the area from around the world in the 1850’s and today gold fever is again rising in popularity. With the current price of gold at over $1600 an ounce, Plumas County’s thousand miles of streams are a big draw.

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the 1800s. Although most of the camps

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For more information, contact one of the visitor centers listed on page 10.

roc k h o u n d i n g Plumas County is renowned for its rocks and unique rock formations. Rockhounds can find treasures in natural quartz crystals, rose quartz, fossils and petrified wood. The area’s diverse geology is caused by the meeting of two mountain ranges (Sierra Nevada and Cascade) and the Great Basin to the east, with a close proximity to an active volcano, Mount Lassen, located on the north side of the county. Such geology has produced truly unique formations, including the giant layers of exfoliating granite in the Feather River Canyon and the towering lava conglomerates in Little Last Chance Creek Canyon on the way to Frenchman Lake. Other geological treats include deposits of columnar

basalt and gold-bearing gravel. There are good fossil hunting opportunities from Mount Hough and Mount Jura in the Indian Valley area to Clover Valley in Eastern Plumas, and petrified wood has been found in the area of Hartman Bar Ridge. Rose quartz is commonly found on Last Chance Creek east of Antelope Lake. To see a display of local minerals visit the Mt. Jura Gem & Museum Society in the Indian Valley Museum in Taylorsville, open weekend afternoons during summer or visit the Plumas-Eureka State Park Museum in Johnsville, open daily, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in summer. Contact information can be found on page 10.

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G O L D PA N N I N G & R O C K H O U N D I N G

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Bring the whole family and all your friends to the Plumas-Sierra County Fair August 14-18, 2013

The Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds, on the east side of Quincy, is a year-round destination for a multitude of events. The fairgrounds hosts one of the state’s oldest county fairs each August. “Plumas-Sierra County Fair — Fun, Family, Friends” is the 2013 theme. The five-day event, Aug. 14 – 18, features the efforts of Plumas and Sierra county residents: baked goods, jams, quilts, art, horticulture and agriculture, livestock shows and so much more. In addition to the ever-popular midway with rides, games and vendors, live music and entertainment highlight family fun at the fair. Visit the Peppard Cabin and step back into living history with volunteers from the local museum to hear about pioneer life in the mountains. Beginning in June, a Children’s Faire, the County Picnic and the start of a series of car racing events at American Valley Speedway kick off the summer season. The 23rd annual High Sierra Music Festival, July 4 – 7, will turn the fairgrounds into a musical meeting place for campers and music fans for a long holiday weekend (www.highsierramusic.com). This year the Quincy Crazy Quilters Guild will host its biennial quilt show Sept. 14 and 15 at the fairgrounds. In addition to featured quilter Karen Williams, there will be a drawing for the guild’s 2013 Opportunity Quilt, quilting and craft supplies and a display of the Hoffman Challenge quilts. For more information call (530) 283-1736. The fun continues through the summer and into autumn with team roping, motorcycle rallies and much, much more.

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September brings the Feather River College Rodeo, more stockcar racing and the Plumas Arts-sponsored Mountain Harvest Festival on Oct. 19. The grounds and buildings are available for rental for anything from weddings and reunions to wine pairings, auto racing and rodeo. Ample room for camping, RV hookups and parking is available in and around the 54-acre facility at reasonable prices. There’s also a public park, playground and outdoor swimming pool adjacent to the fairgrounds. For more information about the fairgrounds, events or to make reservations, visit www.plumas-sierracountyfair.net or call (530) 283-6272.

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Maggie Hennessy

P L U M A S - S I E R R A C O U N T Y FA I R G R O U N D S

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James Wilson

BIKING

Biking is a favorite pursuit for many visitors to Plumas County. Miles and miles of backcountry roads in and around the county’s quiet communities appeal to road bicyclists of all ages. Check a county or community map or ask at visitors centers for the safest, most scenic and bestknown routes. The surrounding forestland also provides many miles of mountain biking opportunities, including abandoned logging roads, trails and some backcountry routes, offering a good crosssection of terrain and topography. Pick up a free copy of the Plumas Bikers have many choices, from an easy scenic ride on a quiet country road, a County Mountain Bike Guide, which decentury ride, or a more challenging off-road trail. tails some of the area’s best forest routes and other trails. The guide is a flat trail with good bird and wildlife viewing opportunities. available at visitor information centers. Maps of these trails are also available at Plumas National For- The Sierra Valley offers great road biking, with a popular loop est offices; call (530) 283-2050. For the trails listed in the Al- route leading into the Lakes Basin area. The Central Plumas area boasts a newly rehabilitated singlemanor area or for information on weekend club rides in the Almanor area, contact Bodfish Bicycles in Chester at (530) 258- track loop just over Bucks Summit on the way to Bucks Lake, west of Quincy. Snake Lake, also off Bucks Lake Road, is home 2338. Mountain biking is not permitted in designated wilderness to a scenic, moderate loop on dirt roads. A number of moderate loop options are available just outside of Quincy off Chandler areas or on the Pacific Crest Trail. In the Eastern Plumas area, mountain bikers can find plenty Road in an area known locally as “South Park.” Here, the Casof challenging terrain in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area, in- cade Trail follows the banks of a creek. More difficult routes are located outside of Greenville, near cluding a new trail that leads to a tremendous view from a lookAntelope Lake. out tower at 7,340 feet on Mills Peak. The 13-mile singletrack trail around Little Grass Valley ReserStarting in Portola, mountain bikers have a choice of a rugged voir, near La Porte, is a popular route. mountain or a rolling meadow trail. Lake Davis near Portola has The Almanor Basin area in the north end of the county features a paved route that follows the beautiful west shore of Lake Almanor. Another flat loop trail suitable for families follows the upper June 15 - Tour De Manure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sierraville reaches of Lake Almanor as well as a creek. West of Highway June 15 - Mile High Century Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chester 89, a Forest Service road leading to Humboldt Summit and June 22 - Indian Valley Century Bike Rides . . . .Greenville Humbug Valley is a popular ride. July 7 - The Patriot 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Graeagle For mountain biking events and trail information, visit Sierra Aug. 1-4 - Downieville Classic Mtn. Bike Race .Downieville Buttes Trail Stewardship at www.sierratrails.org. Sept. 28 - Lake Almanor Fall Century Ride . . . . . .Chester The Plumas-Sierra Bicycle Club hosts rides throughout the Oct. 5 - Fall Century Bike Rides . . . . . . . . . .Indian Valley county on both paved and unpaved routes. Visitors are welFor more information, contact local visitor centers page 10 come! For information or a schedule, call (530) 832-1612 or check www.facebook.com/PlumasSierraBicycleClub. Note: Following snowstorms, the club switches to cross-country skiing.

Annual Biking Events - 2013

Bike Rentals Mountain and road bikes may be rented at the following locations: • In the Chester area, Bodfish Bicycles and Quiet Mountain Sports, 149 Main St., (530) 258-2338. • In Eastern Plumas, Howling Dogs Bike and Ski, 120 Hwy. 89, Graeagle, (530) 836-2SKI (2754) and Mountain Hardware, Bonta St., Blairsden, (530) 836-2589. • In Quincy, The Bike Shop, Lawrence and Leonard Sts., (530) 283-4015. 2013 - 2014 PLUMAS COUNTY VISITORS GUIDE

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equestrian

Rene Baylor

Shannon Morrow

HORSEBACK RIDING

Take a horseback ride into Plumas County terrain that brings you to pristine lakes, trout-filled streams, towering pine forests, grassy meadows and back in history. Wranglers from numerous stables offer guided trips ranging from novice hour-long rides to overnight pack trips complete with meals. Or, if you prefer, the guides will pack you in and out on horses, leaving you to enjoy the campsite on your own. (See listings on next page.) Want to experience the Old West in comfort and style? Try a horse-drawn wagon ride that includes a barbecue dinner served outdoors. In the winter, you can sing carols and snuggle together on sleigh rides pulled by draft horses. Visitors who bring their own horses also will find miles of unfenced trails to explore, and plenty of campsites and stables to accommodate them. (See campsite info next page.) Check with the Plumas or Lassen National Forest Service offices for specific trail and campsite information.

The Patriot's Day Endurance Horseback Ride, now named the Lake Almanor Hustle takes place June 15-16, 2013, For information call (530) 284-6328.

Horseback Riding Trail Rides • Pack Trips Children’s Camps • Lessons Several rodeos provide action during the summer months including the local top rated Feather River College rodeo team.

Horseback Riding with a View Lakes Basin Recreation Area

GRAEAGLE STABLES • (530) 836-0430

HORSEBACK RIDING

Family Horseback Rides

Plumas Pines Riding Stable

REID HORSE & CATTLE CO., INC. 39 Years of Horse Adventures

On the West Shore of Lake Almanor, Chester All Summer • 7 Days a Week

530-259-5170 Reservations Recommended Call Deanna for Information

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Downtown Graeagle

Open June through September

Find us at: reidhorse.com The stables are operated under special use permits issued by the Plumas National Forest. We are an equal opportunity recreation services provider.


End of Warner Valley Road, Chester (866) 999-0914 • www.drakesbad.com Located within Lassen Volcanic National Park. Trail rides from 45 minutes to eight hours to park destinations. Pony rides, horse boarding available. Hiking, fishing, massages, wildlife viewing and swimming in hydrothermal pool. Full meal service. Reservations recommended. Open from June through October. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Gold Lake Pack Station and Stables (See ad page 96) Gold Lake Road, Lakes Basin Recreation Area (530) 836-0940 • www.reidhorse.com One-hour, two-and-a-half-hour, half-day and all-day trail rides with scenic views. Overnight backcountry pack trips, including fishing, hiking, photography; all-expense trips, drop camps, custom trips. Reservations preferred. Seasonal, July-September. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

GiddyUp and Go Sleigh and Carriage Service Hwy. 70, Vinton • (530) 993-4207 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Horses Unlimited, Inc. Cromberg CA 96103 • (530) 836-4551 Horseback riding for the handicapped. Lessons and events for physically, mentally or learning disabled children, adults and their families. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– New England Ranch 2571 Quincy Junction Rd., Quincy • (530) 283-9770 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pitchfork Cattle Company 92433 Hwy. 70, Vinton • (530) 993-4636 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Quincy Stables 39285 Hwy. 70, Quincy • (530) 283-0844 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Red's Meadow Ranch 1850 "C" Road, near Graeagle • (530) 836-1866 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– River Dance 2651 River Dance Rd., Quincy • (530) 249-3280 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

R I D I N G S TA B L E S / C A M P I N G

Drakesbad Guest Ranch (See ad page 17)

Equestrian Camping

Snake Lake Campground - Equestrian Campsites, located 6 miles outside of Quincy off the Bucks Lake Rd, with 8 corrals and campsites for equestrians. Semi primitive Hwy. 89, Downtown Graeagle with vault toilets and no piped water. Accessible site is (530) 836-0430 • www.reidhorse.com One-hour and one-and-a-half-hour family horseback trail under construction. Call Mt Hough Ranger District (530) rides. Horseback riding lessons and children's horseman- 283-0555 for more information. ship camps. Short-term horse boarding. Reservations Meadow View Equestrian Campground, preferred. Seasonal, July through September. located 6 miles above Doyle at the top of Doyle Grade. Lo––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– cation of the historic Meadow View Guard Station. Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch 6 corrals and multi-use campsites for equestrians. Vault toilets and no piped water. (hand pumped water will be avail(See ad page 46) able in FY2013). Call Beckwourth Ranger District for more 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Road, 10 miles east of Quincy information (530) 836-2575. (530) 283-0930 or 800-33-HOWDY www.greenhornranch.com Both Equestrian Campgrounds are no fee – first come first Beginning through advanced trail rides for adults and serve - and please practice “Leave No Trace.” kids, pony rides, wagon rides, guest rodeos, ride-in cookouts, bonfire sing-alongs, roping practice, “cowgirl bootcamp.” Equine Guided Leadership workshops available April – October. Trail rides available in daily, weekly, weekend ranch stay packages and separately. Available for special and group events. Reservations required. Hourly rides available spring through fall. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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Plumas Pines Riding Stables (See ad page 96) 3000 Almanor Drive West, on the west shore of Lake Almanor • (530) 259-5170 www.facebook.com/PlumasPinesRidingStable One-hour to 90-minute trail rides, pony rides, overnight trips, pack trips. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Plumas County is equine country, with many horse-friendly trails like this one near Snake Lake Equestrian Campground. 2013 - 2014 PLUMAS COUNTY VISITORS GUIDE

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Virtually every roadway in Plumas County offers beautiful scenery, which changes with the seasons. No matter what direction you come from, you’ll also be treated to some outstanding natural beauty on the drive up and back. There are two routes through Plumas County that have been given official national scenic byway designations. These routes link cultural, historic, scenic and natural resources with communities and services found along the way. The Feather River National Scenic Byway makes for a great road trip. The byways have reflec70, at the confluence of Indian and Spanish Creeks in a spot tive signs along the route illustrated with colorful logos. known as the Greenville “Y” 10 miles northwest of Quincy. The Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway All American Road. Chester- route between the “Y” and Canyon Dam is roughly 18 miles and takes about a half hour or longer with stops. Lake Almanor is the southern terminus of this byway, considered one of the top 20 scenic drives in the nation. Feather River National Scenic Byway. This 130This 500-mile byway begins at the southern end mile route travels east-west across Butte, Plumas of Lake Almanor, and proceeds north on both sides and Lassen counties on State Highway 70, following of the lake (via Highways 89 and 147) to Chester, the north and middle forks of the Feather River. located on Highway 36. It continues through Lassen Total estimated driving time is about 3.5 hours, one Volcanic National Park and Highway 44, linking volway. canoes, small towns and other attractions stretching Few California highways feature such natural to Crater Lake, Oregon. beauty and diversity in terrain, landscape, wildlife Travelers intending to drive the entire All American and elevation as this one. It also highlights Road can begin or end their journey at Chester-Lake mankind’s feats of hydro-electric power, railroad Almanor, which offers year-round amenities. and highway construction along the steep, rugged Details on the entire route are available online at canyon walls. www.volcaniclegacybyway.org. The drive is particularly stunning in the spring, A free map of the All American Road is available at when vibrant green surrounds nearly 100 watervisitor centers in Quincy and Chester, and from falls, and in the fall the steep mountainsides are merchants along the byway. ablaze with orange and red oak trees. The route can Drivers can take in just the loop around Lake Albe taken in either direction. manor, going in either direction, starting from Chester on the From the west, it starts eight miles north of Oroville on Highnorth end or from Canyon Dam on the south end. The views of Lake Almanor and Lassen Peak are the highlight way 70, winds through the magnificent Feather River Canyon, of this trip, which takes in about 38 miles and a couple of hours connects with Highway 89 on through Quincy to BlairsdenGraeagle, resumes as Highway 70 through Portola, drops down with stops. There are many opportunities to stop for lunch, to shop, take onto the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada and cuts through the fantastic expanse of the Sierra Valley, the western edge of a walk, and enjoy a swim or boat trip on the lake. the Great Basin. A self-guided driving tour brochure and map of the Feather The Scenic Byway Link. This equally scenic route joins Plumas County’s two Scenic Byways, taking you through stun- River National Scenic Byway is available. The tour highlights 17 natural, historic and manmade features along the route. ning pastoral mountain meadows of the Indian Valley. A more detailed regional map of the Feather River Scenic Follow Highway 89 through the towns of Canyon Dam, Greenville and Crescent Mills. At its southern end, it follows In- Byway also is available for sale from local visitor centers on dian Creek and joins the Feather River Scenic Byway, Highway page 10. Maggie Hennessy

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ex p l o re o n you r own The 30-mile tour on dirt roads features remnants of mining activity in six locations, marked with interpretive signs. A brochure, Auto Tour of Historic Town Sites on the Plumas National Forest, features photos,

This Beckwourth Trail marker is one just of many to be found as you explore the vast forest on your own self-guided tour.

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descriptions and a map.

Greenville walking tour The Historic Greenville Main Street Walking Tour takes a nostalgic look back to the town’s gold rush origins. The four-block, round-trip tour encompasses 21 historic buildings, some of which maintain architecture and artifacts dating back to the late 1800s. The sites, which now house a range of modern-day businesses, are each designated with signs and historical photographs to accompany the map and brochure.

Make sightseeing a learning experience! Interpretive walking and driving tours of Plumas County’s communities, byways and forests tell the history and the stories behind what you see. Contact local visitor centers on page 10 to obtain free copies of these self-guided tour brochures. Or pick them up at information centers, forest service offices and area businesses.

Feather River Scenic Byway A self-guided driving tour brochure and map, Feather River Scenic Byway, highlights 17 natural, historic and manmade features of this 130-mile stretch of State Highway 70 from Oroville to Hallelujah Junction. The map also points out rest areas, vista points, campgrounds, historic monuments and visitor information centers throughout Plumas County. A more detailed re-

Quincy walking tour A self-guided walking tour of 61 Quincy buildings and sites

gional map of the Feather River Scenic Byway also is available for sale.

rich in history is available through the Heritage Walk brochure and map. The 17-block tour of downtown begins at the Plumas County Museum, located behind the county courthouse on Main Street.

Railroad wonders Plumas County is well known for its railroad history and unique railroad engineering. A map/brochure, Plumas County’s Seven Wonders of the Railroad World, guides visitors to historic

Trail of Maidu Indian legends

tunnels, track and trestles that parallel Hwy. 70.

A driving tour that highlights Indian legends as well as scenic beauty through Indian Valley is outlined in An Ancient Trail of the Mountain Maidu Indians, available online only.

Backcountry drives Owners of four-wheel drive vehicles looking to get off the

The self-guided auto tour encompasses 67 miles from Quincy

beaten track can explore four Plumas County backcountry

to Susanville and features 16 separate sites where motorists can

routes. A series of brochures, Plumas County Backcountry Drives,

stop and look, or walk about with the interpretive guidebook.

details the historical and natural attractions of each route, and

Points of interest along "The Worldmaker's Trail" include a

provides mileage, directions, maps and photos.

traditional campsite, the figure at Soda Rock, Thundering Falls,

The series includes the Humboldt Summit-Humbug Valley

Monster Snake Pool and many others, all of which have spiritual

Loop, the Indian Valley-Antelope Lake Loop, the Beckwourth-

beliefs attached to them.

Antelope Lake Indian Valley Route, and the Quincy-La Porte-

The approximate two-hour tour, which follows State High-

Johnsville Route.

ways 70, 89, 147 and 36, can be taken from either direction. The 24-page illustrated online pamphlet contains a map, mileage chart and photographs of each stop. It can be downloaded at:

www.plumascounty.org.

Touring nature Look elsewhere in this Visitors Guide to order brochures or read information on viewing Plumas County’s fall colors,

wildflowers and bird-watching areas. Historic Gold Mining Sites A two-hour auto tour of former gold rush mining settlements has been developed for the La Porte area.

For more information, contact one of the local visitor centers from page 10.

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Water, Power, Fish and Fire: The Stairway of Power tour participants will have the opportunity to go inside the Caribou Powerhouse on a guided tour with PG&E representatives.

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Geology 101: From Soda Rock to Melones Fault ....June 15 (Sat.) Girls’ Night Out in Maidu’s Humbug Valley ..Aug. 23-24 (Fri/Sat.) Water, Power, Fish and Fire: The Stairway of Power Sept. 20 (Fri.) Sustainable Forest Management: Collins Pine ....Sept. 26 (Thurs.)

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Make your vacation a learning experience! Get out in the forest this summer and fall with a hands-on, outdoor educational tour from the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment. The Institute’s Center of Forestry has been offering tours in Plumas and Lassen counties of the Sierra Nevada since 2005. These tours are designed to introduce local residents and visitors to history and natural resource management in the northern Sierra Nevada. These one-day tours will focus on the achievements of local forest and watershed management groups and agencies and their connection to the health of rural communities. Tours will also delve into current and historical land uses in Plumas County. Each tour visits one or more sites where local people share their knowledge and expertise with natural resource management projects. The tours offer a space where controversial topics, such as hydro-power versus fish population on the Feather River, can be discussed openly with local resource management professionals and other experts. Unlike the common practice of pitting two sides against one another, Center of Forestry tours start with the idea of a “working landscape,” a place where people live and work. These landscapes – forests, ranches, and watersheds – underpin the economic survival of rural communities in the northern Sierra Nevada, while also serving as critical habitat for wildlife and as the headwaters for much of California’s water supply. For detailed descriptions of tours, including trip cost and accessibility questions, or to reserve your place, please visit the Sierra Institute website at www.SierraInstitute.us, or call (530) 284-1022. Reservations are required and trip size is limited, so please call early!

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Tour 3 - Volcanoes and Lakes in the Shasta Cascade: Mount Shasta and Lassen Volcanic National Park dominate the landscape on this tour of Redding, Red Bluff, Chester, Lake Almanor and Westwood. Victorian homes, shopping, hiking, winter sports, and more.

Tour 4 - Architecture, Quaint Towns and Scenic Byways: Travel two scenic byways on sightseeing adventure from Chico to Plumas County. Tours of Bidwell Mansion and Nakoma Resort (by Frank Lloyd Wright), a covered bridge, trains, museums, hikes, lakes, and shopping.

Tour 5 - Seasonal Pleasures and Small Town Treasures: The Northern Sierra village of Graeagle is the base for trips to Bucks Lake, Quincy, Western Pacific Railroad Museum, PlumasEureka State Park, and a cattle ranch. Plus birding, fall foliage, walking tours, shopping.

Tour 6 - Historic Mountain Towns in the Northern Sierra: Discover off-the-beaten path Sierra getaways linked with Gold Rush legacy: Downieville, Graeagle, Quincy and Portola. Walking tours, museums, birding, Plumas-Eureka State Park, train attractions, Nakoma Resort (by Frank Lloyd Wright.) Tour 7 - Wonders of the Railroad World: A rail fan’s dream come true along Hwy. 70 from Oroville to Reno Junction. See unique bridges and tunnels, the Keddie Wye, William’s Loop, and drive a locomotive at Portola’s Western Pacific Railroad Museum. Tour 8 - Antiquing and Bargain Hunting: A sightseeing tour and shopping spree at antique, thrift and consignment stores in quaint Northern Sierra towns. Find treasures in Portola, Quincy, Greenville, Chester and Graeagle, with time out for great meals. Tour 9 - Birding and Wildlife Viewing: Spot an amazing variety of species in pristine Northern Sierra habitat, including Gray Lodge, Indian Valley, Antelope Lake, Feather River Canyon, Lake Davis and the renowned Sierra Valley (Important Bird Area.)

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TOUR ITINERARIES

Plumas County offers 16 regional tour itineraries geared for sightseeing groups, special interests, or even individual travelers. These self-guided itineraries are based on travel during the months of October through May, when rooms and restaurants are more readily available. The 3-day trip itineraries are designed to assist tour/travel trade professionals, school groups, clubs, or anyone who’s seeking help in making special-interest or off-season travel plans. Itineraries available online at www.plumascounty.org, can be taken in any direction, with alternate entrance and exit points, and several choices of accommodations and restaurants, Below are brief descriptions of the tours, which can be downloaded using Adobe Acrobat. For more information on any of these tours, or for help for a specialized group itinerary, please contact the local visitor centers listed on page 10. Tour 1 - Fall in Love with Plumas County: View spectacular fall foliage in the Northern Sierra (Sept-Oct). Includes Feather River Canyon, Quincy, Lake Almanor, Indian Valley, Graeagle, Portola. Plus museums, walking tours, shopping, fine dining and more. Tour 2 - Gold Rush and the Great Outdoors: Explore Oroville’s historic gold mining attractions, then head for the tiny hamlet of La Porte for hiking, skiing or snowmobiling. Includes museums, Lake Oroville, Feather Falls.

Looking for a road trip tour idea for your motorcycle group, antique car club, railroading club, history lovers, snowmobile club, school, photography group, or a perhaps a corporate retreat? Plumas County has a tour available for you. Tour 10 - Winter Fun on Foot in Plumas County: An invigorating tour of snow-covered forests on skis and snowshoes! Choose from groomed or backcountry trails and accommodations near Graeagle, Bucks Lake, or Lassen Volcanic National Park, with equipment rental available. Tour 11 - Snowmobiling in Plumas County: Check out spectacular winter beauty in one of California’s finest snowmobile destinations. Ride miles of mountain trail in ChesterLake Almanor, Bucks Lake, La Porte or Graeagle, relax in cozy accommodations. Tour 12 - Historic Plumas County: Explore the past in Northern Sierra small towns, from Maidu Indians and explorer James Beckwourth, to gold mining, railroading and timber. Follow historic auto routes and walking tours, visit unique museums and sites. Tour 13 - Timber: History, Harvesting and Future: Learn about role of timber harvesting in Sierra-Nevada communities on visits to lumber mills, museums and Quincy Library Group fuels reduction projects. Includes Graeagle, Quincy, Chester and Westwood. Tour 14 - Diversity in Northeastern California’s Past: The Northern Sierra’s multicultural heritage is celebrated on this Quincy and Oroville-based tour that highlights the Mountain Maidu and Yahi Indians, African-American explorer James Beckwourth, Chinese laborers, and Swiss-Italian dairy farmers.

Tour 15 - Auto and Motorcycle Clubs: Scenic touring Along Roads Less Traveled: Drive quiet rural byways and backcountry roads with breathtaking mountain vistas and charming small towns in the Northern Sierra near Quincy. Choose from several auto tours off of California Routes 70 and 89. Tour 16 - Corporate Retreats: Re-energize your staff on a mountain retreat featuring Plumas County’s four seasons of recreation and scenic beauty. Combine business with golf, snow sports, fly-fishing and more. Cabin-style conference facilities.

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teers restored the building using its original 130-year-old wood. The museum has a changing and expanding collection of photographs, maps, documents and exhibits that depict the lives of Indian Valley’s pioneer families.

history at the museums Chester-Lake Almanor Museum - 210 First Ave., Chester, (530) 258-2742. Open Monday through Friday, call for hours. Free admission. Features a photographic history of the Lake Almanor Basin, including dairy farming, logging and tourism. Also includes Maidu Indian basketry and artifacts. A compact, century-old steam locomotive known as the “Dinky” is also on display on the Collins Pine Co. lawn along Main Street. The “Dinky” was recently discovered at the bottom of nearby Butt Valley Reservoir during repairs to the dam. It was used to help build the dam around 1913. Collins Pine Museum - 500 Main St., Chester, east of Collins Pine Co. offices. (530) 258-4441. www.collinsco.com/museum. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday from mid-May to mid-October. Free admission. The museum building, completed in 2007, was constructed to look like the old sawmill building operated by Collins Pine Co. from 1943-2001. The open-beam structure provides an appealing space where different species of wood from the area are featured. Inside are information panels and interactive displays on lumbering, forestry, wood identification, principles of sustainability and the history of Collins Pine. A small theater plays a documentary on sustainable forestry. Outside the building is a short viewing path featuring trucks and equipment used by Collins Pine during the 1940s-1960s. There is also a 400-year-old Sugar Pine cross section with dating going back to 1607.

seum Society Building, on the corner of Main St. and Cemetery Rd., east of Taylorsville, (530) 284-1046. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through the last weekend in October, or by appointment. Donations accepted. The Indian Valley Museum features displays and data relating to the rich traditions of mining, ranching and logging in Indian Valley. One room, dedicated to the native Maidu Indian culture, features a fine collection of Maidu baskets. Other artifacts represent the early settlers of the Indian and Genesee Valleys from 1850s to the present. Don’t miss the dinosaur egg exhibit! Mining equipment is also on display outside the museum, along with a blacksmith shop. A museum annex features larger exhibits including a 1932 fire engine and dairy equipment. An 800-square foot room features a large display of rocks, minerals and mineral carvings. Rocks, minerals and books are also available for sale.

Plumas-Eureka State Park Museum Located five miles west of Graeagle on Johnsville Rd. (A-14 west of Highway 89), (530) 836-2380. Open daily, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in summer; open when staff is available during the rest of the year. Free admission. www.plumas-eureka.org This indoor-outdoor museum within Plumas-Eureka State Park preserves the rich heritage of the Feather River Country’s gold mining legacy. Housed in a restored miners’ boarding house, this museum displays mining tools, photographs, pioneer household items, working models of antique mining machinery and antique skis, as well as animals native to the park. The rustic, five-story Mohawk Stamp Mill, which processed raw, gold-bearing quartz, is among the buildings nearby, which include a blacksmith shop, a bunkhouse and a miner’s home. Supervised goldpanning programs are offered in the summertime. Docents in period attire re-create the life of a miner’s family and the period on Gold Discovery Days, held the third week-

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Greenville Cy-Hall Memorial Museum -132 Main St. Greenville. (530) 284-6633. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1 to 4 pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends. Donations requested. This circa-1877 former Bransford-McIntyre dry goods warehouse is dedicated to Cy Hall, a Greenville business owner and fire chief for over 50 years. The two-story building, one of just a few that survived Greenville’s numerous fires, features balloon frame construction and board and batten siding. Volun-

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County. Old-fashioned gardens around the home provide a delightful rest stop. Open for tours from May through September (call for schedule) and by special appointment.

Explore the 1850s Jim Beckwourth Museum east of Portola, a log cabin and former trading post built by the pioneer. end of July. Blacksmith demonstrations, mining lore and a home tour help bring visitors back to the 1890s.

Frank C. Reilly Museum - Main St., La Porte. (530) 675-1922 or (530) 675-2841. Open Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, Memorial Day to Labor Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Features displays of La Porte’s gold mining and ski-racing history. Named after a longtime La Porte resident, the museum was founded by the Frank C. Reilly chapter of the Clampers, a historical organization of which Reilly was a member. The club’s archives are in the museum, along with local artwork and a “hodgepodge” of other items, including an extensive butter dish collection.

Plumas County Museum - 500 Jackson St., Quincy, (530) 283-

Historic 1878 Variel Home - 137 Coburn St., Quincy, next to Plumas County Museum, (530) 283-6320. Built by Beckwourth Trail emigrant Joshua Variel in 1878, this restored three-story Victorian is furnished from the museum’s collections to represent a middle-class family home in turn-of-the-century Plumas

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6320. www.plumasmuseum.org. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Admission $2 adults, $1 for ages 12-17, and free to children and members. One of the most comprehensive, well-presented museums in rural California. Cultural and natural history displays are complemented by the Industrial History Wing, featuring agriculture, gold mining, logging and railroad history. In accordance with the “living museum” philosophy, most exhibits are changed periodically. Collections include Maidu Indian basketry, pioneer weaponry, archeology and natural history. Outdoors is a working blacksmith shop and gold miner’s cabin, along with the larger mining and logging equipment and agricultural implements. The Stella Miller mezzanine gallery features exhibits of local artisans, and an outstanding archival library is utilized under supervision for research projects. During summer/fall, the museum offers guided heritage tours around the county. Area literature, histories, artwork and other items are on sale in the museum bookstore and online.

Jim Beckwourth Museum - Rocky Point Rd., east of Portola. (530) 832-4888. Open weekends from 1 to 4 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day; other times by appointment. Free admission. Plumas County pioneer Jim Beckwourth’s authentic 1850s log cabin trading post and “hotel,” featuring V-notch construction. Beckwourth was one of the few pioneer leaders of AfricanAmerican descent. He discovered the lowest pass over the Sierra. Western Pacific Railroad Museum at Portola - Off A-15, in downtown Portola, 700 Western Pacific Way, (530) 832-4131, and Run-a-Locomotive program, (530) 832-4532. www.wplives.org. Open seasonally (April through October), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Limited winter operation, call for hours. Admission $8 adults, $4 kids, free to kids 3 and under. This world-renowned museum was established in 1983 by the Feather River Rail Society. It preserves general railroad history, equipment, photos, artifacts, historical information and data with emphasis on Western Pacific Railroad and its subsidiaries. Housed in a former Western Pacific diesel shop, it has approximately 12,000 feet of track on 40 acres, and 170 pieces of equipment. Visitors can climb aboard an extensive collection of train cars and locomotives and can even run a locomotive themselves (reservations recommended.) Train rides in cabooses are offered around a one-mile balloon track during weekends, May to September.

Williams House Museum - 424 E. Sierra Ave., (Highway 70), Portola, (530) 832-0671. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by appointment. Closed in January. Free admission. This 1931 log home, on the California Historical Register, was a former residence and gas station owned and operated by a prominent Portola couple, Sam and Ethel Williams. Exhibits, documents, photographs and quilts depict local family history and tell the story of the area’s lumber, mining, and railroad industries.

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rail fans dreamland Plumas County is rich in train history and is renowned for its unique railroad engineering along the Feather River. Magnificent bridges and tunnels, a unique railroad wye and a section of track that crosses over itself in a one-mile loop in order to gain elevation are among the features that attract train buffs to the area. The last spike of the Western Pacific Railroad was driven into a trestle at Keddie in 1909, becoming the last transcontinental railroad to be built across the Sierra, connecting California to Learn more about the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s railroad history and engineering feats in a pamphlet, Plumas Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seven Wonders of the Railroad World, available at www.plumascounty.org. The world-renowned Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola and its Run-a-Locomotive program (see Page 103) is a

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The views of trains from Hwy. 70 in the Feather River Canyon are just another bonus for rail fan photographers when they visit Plumas County. Among the attractions are the Pulga Bridge (lower left), and photographing a train as it crosses a tall trestle in Indian Valley (left). The Western Pacific Railroad Museum (below) in Portola is home to North America's largest and most complete collection dedicated to telling the story of one railroad. It is also one of the few places where you can experience rail history in a truly "hands-on" way. Come sit in the cab of the world's largest and mightiest diesel locomotive, climb aboard passenger cars from the California Zephyr, and take the throttle of a real locomotive under your control.

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DINING Kevin Mallory

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Menus from many of the county’s finest restaurants are on display at local chambers of commerce and also in the Plumas County Dining Guide available at local businesses.

From upscale dinner-houses to cozy outdoor cafes, Plumas County and neighboring communities have a variety of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. Whether you’re in the mood for gourmet mountain cuisine or just a quick burger, you’ll find a menu, atmosphere and service that will make your vacation complete. Dine beside a lake or golf course, in the forest, in an elegant setting, or at a more casual spot. Try a mountain martini, a fresh beer on tap, or enjoy an extensive selection of fine wines. Many of the restaurants offer cocktail lounges, outdoor seating, and live music for dancing. You will find cuisine ranging from traditional steak and seafood fare, French, Italian and Asian to Mexican, German, California-style, sushi, vegetarian and more. There are delicatessens, take-out burgers, salad bars, pizza and espresso shops as well. A free Plumas County Dining Guide is available at most of the lodging facilities, mini-markets, real estate offices, and at the county’s chambers of commerce and it’s available online at www.plumasnews.com or pick a copy of the local newspaper to view current specials.

After your round of golf in Plumas County, you may wish to sit down and enjoy a meal at one of the many fine restaurants overlooking a golf course.

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ANTIQUES

Antique lovers will want to shop several small antique stores on a visit to Plumas County. Antique collectors will love Plumas County for its abundance and variety of quaint shops. You can make a day of shopping by strolling Main Streets or driving rural highways offering treasure hunting opportunities in each community. You’ll find items ranging from the 1850s through the 1950s at these stores, many of which are housed in historic buildings or located amid stunning forest scenery. Some specialize in furniture or home furnishings, while others combine antiques with Americana, gifts, and secondhand treasures. Antique buffs also can expect to find books, primitives, model trains and logging and mining equipment that reflect Plumas County’s earliest industries. The Indian Valley area is a great place to start, featuring stores in both Crescent Mills and Greenville. It’s walking distance between the six shops in Greenville, located along Hwy. 89 and Main Street. You’ll discover furniture, sports memorabilia, Western, Native American and nautical items, Depression glassware, McCoy pottery, vintage clothing, linens and china, dolls, jewelry and more. Many of the stores encompass Greenville’s Historic Walking Tour, and are housed in historic buildings, including a 1905 former saloon. Maps and brochures describing the antique shopping and the town’s history are available in kiosks around town and in visitor centers. In Quincy, shoppers can check out a couple of stores that specialize in antiques, jewelry, home accessories, glassware and collectable artwork or come for the Marketplace Antiques and Collectibles Fair on June 29, 2013.

The Eastern Plumas area offers a half dozen stores located in the towns of Beckwourth, Portola, Graeagle and Clio. Surround yourself in nostalgia by browsing in unique buildings that were once schoolhouses and general stores. In addition, antique lovers should make plans to attend a three-day Antiques Show and Sale held each year over Labor Day weekend in Graeagle. The town of Chester also has a couple of stores on its Main Street that carry antiques and collectibles. Store hours and days of opening vary, and some have limited hours during winter. It’s best to call first. For those seeking more information, call one of the local visitor centers listed on page 10.

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P L A C E S T O S TAY Photos (clockwise from upper left) Ada’s Place, Chalet View Lodge, Lake Cove Resort, Knotty Pine Resort, Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch, and Camp Layman.

Places to Stay When you want to get away from it all, you’ll find the perfect place to relax and regroup in Plumas County. Choose from a luxurious lakefront home, a rustic cabin in the woods, a cozy bed and breakfast inn, a condo on the golf course, or something in between. Want to sleep under the stars, on the top of a mountain in a lookout, in a secluded forest campground, next to a lake or in an RV park? You won’t have any trouble finding the perfect spot. On the following pages, you’ll find a complete list of accommodations and camping areas. They have a lot in common: clean, comfortable, reasonably priced and run by friendly, caring hosts. Many offer data ports and high-speed wireless Internet (indicated in the directory.)

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(800) 444-7275 or online at www.reserveamerica.com. Reservations are recommended during the peak season, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. PG&E sites are first-come, first-served. Group campsites (Forest Service, PG&E, and State Park) are available only through advance reservations.

Amenities and fees The U.S. Forest Service charges fees for its campgrounds having a developed water system, maintained rest rooms and garbage collection. Fees are $19-$25 for a single family campsite. Campgrounds identified as “self service” charge no fees and depend upon you to pack out your own garbage. Most national forest land is open to vehicular or primitive camping, but campfire permits are required. Contact the nearest ranger station for more information. Day use fees of $5-$7 are charged at some day use areas at Antelope, Bucks, Davis and Frenchman lakes. Annual day use fee passes are available for $30. Fees in Lassen Volcanic National Park are $10-$18. PG&E campsites provide water, rest rooms, garbage collection, fire grills, tables and benches, and tent spaces. Fees are $22-$25 for a family campsite. Plumas-Eureka State Park campsites have the same amenities plus showers and are $35, and $7 for extra cars. Senior and disabled discounts are available.

Reservations You can reserve space at any of the privately-run parks by calling their individual numbers listed below. Most of the U.S. Forest Service and Lassen Volcanic National Park nongroup campsites are on a first-come, first-served basis. However, reservations can be made (fee charged) at 877-444-6777, or online at www.recreation.gov at the following campgrounds: Almanor, Hallsted, Spanish Creek, Red Feather, Running Deer, Horse Camp, Lakes Basin, Chilcoot and all campgrounds located in the Lake Davis, Frenchman Lake and Antelope Lake recreation areas. At these campgrounds, concessionaires reserve roughly half the sites, while the other half remain first-come, first-served. Reservations may also be made for campgrounds at Plumas-Eureka State Park (fee charged) at

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CHESTER AREA CAMPING Brookside RV Park 286 Main St., Chester 530-258-3584 16 Cedar Lodge RV Park Hwy. 36 and Hwy. 89, Chester 530-258-2904 15 Childs Meadow Resort Hwy. 36, Mill Creek 530-595-3383 32 Leisure RV Park 124 Feather River Dr., Chester 800-589-1578 28 Martin’ s RV Park Martin Way & Hwy. 36, Chester 530-258-2407 14 St. Bernard Lodge/RV 10 mi. W of Chester 530-258-3382 20 Last Chance Creek Off Hwy. 36, N of Chester (Includes Group) PG 25 Domingo Springs Warner Valley Rd. to County Road 311, * FS 18 8 mi. NW of Chester High Bridge 5 mi. W of Chester off Warner Valley Rd. on North Fork Feather River Soldier Meadows SW of Chester off County Road 308 Warner Valley 17 mi. NW of Chester - Inside Lassen Volcanic Nat’l Park Juniper Lake 13 mi. N of Chester - Inside Lassen Volcanic Nat’l Park

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CAMPING LEGEND PG=PG&E Campgrounds: 916-386-5164 or www.pge.com/recreation

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There are hundreds of campsites in Plumas County, many of them located in alpine lake and forested, streamside settings. Some are open year-round, but most, including those run by the U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Gas and Electric Co., and state and national parks are open seasonally and their dates of opening and closure vary. Pets are allowed at all campgrounds. Generally, the campgrounds are open from April to October, with those at higher elevations opening in mid to late May.

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LAKE ALMANOR AREA CAMPING Big Cove Resort 442 Peninsula Dr., Lake Almanor 530-596-3349 Big Springs Resort 2655 Big Springs Rd., Lake Alm. 530-596-3390 Canyon Dam RV Park 29581 Hwy. 89, Canyon Dam 530-284-7046 Forest Park RV Spaces 29689 Hwy. 89, Canyon Dam 530-284-7405 Lake Cove Resort & Marina 3584 Hwy. 147, Lake Almanor

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Paul Bunyan Resort 443 Peninsula Dr., Lake Almanor 530-596-4700 Pine Cone Lodge 414 Peninsula Dr., Lake Almanor 530-596-3348 Plumas Pines Resort 3000 Almanor Dr. West,

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CAMPING LEGEND PG=PG&E Campgrounds: 916-386-5164 or www.pge.com/recreation FS=U.S. Forest Service Reservations: 877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov * = Almanor Ranger District ..................530-258-2141 ** = Mt. Hough Ranger District .............530-283-0555 *** = Feather River Ranger District .......530-534-6500

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BUCKS LAKE AREA CAMPING Bucks Lake Camp Bucks Lake Group Camp up to 150 Bucks Lake Marina Bucks Lake 530-283-4243 Bucks Lakeshore Resort Bucks Lake 530-283-2848 Haskins Valley S shore of Bucks Lake, on Bucks Lake Rd. Grizzly Creek 2 mi. W of Bucks Lake on Oroville/Quincy Rd. Hutchins Group Camp NE of lower Bucks Lake Lower Bucks Lower Bucks Lake Rd. Mill Creek Bucks Lake W shore, 2 mi. N of Bucks Lake Dam Sandy Point Day Use 1.25 mi. N Bucks Lake Dam Sundew Bucks Lake W shore, 1 mi. N of Bucks Lake Dam White Horse 3 mi. E of Bucks Lake on Quincy/Bucks Rd.

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CAMPING LEGEND PG=PG&E Campgrounds: 916-386-5164 or www.pge.com/recreation FS=U.S. Forest Service Reservations: 877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov ** = Mt. Hough Ranger District .............530-283-0555 *** = Feather River Ranger District .......530-534-6500 **** = Beckwourth Ranger District........530-836-2575

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BLAIRSDEN/GRAEAGLE/CROMBERG AREA CAMPING 45 40 5 6 Camp Cromberg Long Valley Cr. Rd. Cromberg 877-926-4199 Group site Clio’s River Edge RV Park Hwy. 89 at Clio 530-836-2375 220 ▲ Eagle Ridge RV Park 1519 Johnsville Rd. 530-836-1559 44 ▲ Feather River RV Park & Campground 4 mi. E of Graeagle 530-836-2183 20 ▲ 2 Golden Coach RV Park Hwy. 70, Cromberg 530-836-2426 51 ▲ ▲ Little Bear RV Park Little Bear Rd., off Hwy. 70, Blairsden 530-836-2774 105 ▲ 10 Movin’ West RV Park County Rd. A-14, Graeagle 530-836-2614 51 ▲ ▲ 2 Pine Oak RV Park Hwy. 70, Cromberg 530-836-2079 25 5 20 1 Plumas-Eureka State Park Johnsville, 5 mi. W of Graeagle on SP 67 ▲ ▲ Road A-14 530-836-2380 Reopened

Camp Lisa at Plumas-Eureka State Park Group site, must reserve,

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LAKES BASIN AREA CAMPING Gold Lake Campground **** Gold Lake 4x4 Camp 10 mi S of Hwy. 49 off Gold Lake Rd. **** Goose Lake Campground **** Haven Lake Campground **** Lakes Basin Campground 4 accessible sites **** Lakes Basin Group Campground (25 people max) **** PORTOLA/LAKE DAVIS AREA CAMPING J & J’s Grizzly Store Campground & Resort 530-832-0270 Sierra Valley RV Park Beckwourth 530-832-1124 Sleepy Hollow Park 3810 Grizzly Rd. 530-832-5914 Trails West Mobile Home Park 73561 Hwy. 70, Portola 530-832-5074 Crocker 6 mi. N of Beckwourth **** Grasshopper Flat Lake Davis, 2 accessible sites (group site also) **** Grizzly Lake Davis, 2 accessible sites **** Lightning Tree Lake Davis, 8 accessible sites (+40 overflow sites) **** Camp Five Boat Ramp Lake Davis, accessible fishing **** Mallard Cove Boat Ramp Lake Davis **** SIERRA VALLEY/FRENCHMAN LAKE AREA CAMPING J.D. Trailer Ranch 92400 Hwy. 70, Vinton 530-514-1022 Big Cove 1 trail to Frenchman Lake, 11 accessible sites **** Black Mountain Lookout S of Milford, N of Hwy 70, E of 395 **** Chilcoot 4 mi. N of Chilcoot, 1 tent & 1 auto accessible site **** Conklin Park 10 mi. S of Milford off Hwy. 395 **** Cottonwood Springs Frenchman Lake **** Cottonwood Springs Group 1 accessible site (50 people max) **** Frenchman Frenchman Lake, 2 accessible sites **** Laufman 3 mi. S of Milford off Hwy. 395 **** Meadow View 7 mi. W of Doyle off Hwy. 395, Horse Camp **** Spring Creek Frenchman Lake 1 accessible site **** Lunker Point Boat Ramp Frenchman Lake ****

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CAMPING LEGEND SP = State Park 800-444-7275 or 530-836-2380 or reserveamerica.com FS=U.S. Forest Service Reservations: 877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov **** = Beckwourth Ranger District.........530-836-2575 Call Yuba Ranger District 530-288-3231 for Sierra County campgrounds Berger,

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Bring Your Group’s Event to Twain

COZY CABINS NESTLED IN THE MOUNTAINS ALONG THE FEATHER RIVER.

CLUBS • CO-WORKERS • FAMILY WEDDINGS • REUNIONS • RETREATS

YOU NAME IT! Beautiful outdoor settings for your group. Along the Feather River in the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains. Cabins, RV hookups, USFS Campgrounds, Cookhouse, Picnic area and much more!

Come ‘n’ See, You’ll Love It!

530.283.2130

130 Twain Store Rd., Twain twainstore@hughes.net

SIERRA SPRINGS

TRAILER RESORT SIERRA SPRINGS TRAILER RESORT

GROUP CAMPGROUND • • • •

60-Acres • 40+ Tent Sites 6 Cabins • RV Sites Showers • Meeting Spaces Industrial Kitchen

IDEAL FOR FAMILY REUNIONS, YOUTH GROUPS, SCOUTING… Horses and Dogs Welcome RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

www.CampCromberg.org

California’s Feather River Country

STATE ROUTE 70 “The Feather River Highway”

Full Hookup RV Sites Modern facilities for travel trailers, campers, and year-round mobile home sites in the heart of the Feather River near Graeagle.

Overnighters welcome WRITE OR CALL Your Hosts, Mike & Naomi Attama

(530) 836-2747

Fax #(530) 836-2559 www.sierraspringstrailerresort.com P.O. Box 595, Portola, Ca 96122 present ownership since 1978

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Your cabin in the forest is just steps away from swimming, fishing and hiking. For reservations, call 530-836-1430 www.camplayman.com camplayman@yahoo.com

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2 Feathers Tipi

Every teepee is custom made to order. We handcraft them one at a time! Choose Your Own Custom Floor Design

Rentals available for camping, events & photo ops WE DELIVER www.2featherstipi.com

(530) 816-0635

P.O. Box 586 • Westwood, CA 96137

100 fun things to do FOR FREE Looking to have fun on a budget? Plumas County has a plethora of no-cost attractions, detailed in a colorful brochure,

100 Free Things to Do in Plumas County. This handy reference offers visitors quick advice on free or low-cost ways to have fun during a visit to Plumas County. The list of 100 things is divided into sections including "Museums/History," "Outdoors and Nature," "Kids Stuff," "Art Galleries" and "Events." It also features several photos and a county map. The Free Things brochure can be downloaded online at: plumascounty.org under “Outdoor Recreation” and then navigate to “Kids and Family” or visit plumasnews.com/info/100freethings.pdf

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CHESTER AREA LODGING Antlers Motel • “Cutest Little Thing in Chester” 268 Main St., Chester • 530-258-2722, 888-4-MY-STAY Best Western Rose Quartz Inn • In the center of town 306 Main St., Chester • 530-258-2002, 888-571-4885 Bidwell House Bed and Breakfast Inn No. 1 Main St., Chester • 530-258-3338 Cedar Lodge Motel • In the woods Highway 36 and Highway 89, Chester • 530-258-2904 Childs Meadow Resort Highway 36, Mill Creek • 530-595-3383, 888-595-3383 Cinnamon Teal Inn • On the Feather River, weekly family rates in summer 227 Feather River Dr., Chester • 530-258-3993 Coldwell Banker Kehr/O’Brien Real Estate•Properties around the lake 244 Main St., Chester • 530-258-2103, 530-596-3303 • Non-smoking Drakesbad Guest Ranch • 17 miles NW of Chester, off-season rates available Inside Lassen Volcanic National Park • 866-999-0914 • All meals included Seneca Motel 545 Martin Way, Chester • 530-258-2815 St. Bernard Lodge Highway 36 • 530-258-3382

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LAKE ALMANOR AREA LODGING Almanor Lakeside Resort 300 Peninsula Dr., Lake Almanor • 530-596-4530 Almanor Properties • Properties around Lake Almanor 313 Peninsula Dr., Lake Almanor • 530-596-3232, 800-360-5478 Babe’s Lodge • Across the street from the lake 441 Peninsula Dr., Lake Almanor • 530-596-4700 Bailey Creek Cottages • On the golf course 45 Idylberry Dr., Lake Almanor • 530-259-7829 Big Cove Resort • On the shores of Lake Almanor 442 Peninsula Dr., Lake Almanor • 530-596-3349 Big Springs Resort 2655 Big Springs Rd., Lake Almanor • 530-596-3390 Coldwell Banker Kehr/O’Brien Real Estate• In the country club 499 Peninsula Dr., Lake Almanor • 530-596-4386

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LAKE ALMANOR AREA LODGING continued Dorado Inn • Your vacation paradise, from Saturday to Saturday only 4379 Highway 147, Lake Almanor • 530-284-7790 • Non-smoking rooms Knotty Pine Resort • On the lake, six cabins and two vacation homes 430 Peninsula Dr., Lake Almanor • 530-596-3348 Kokanee Lodge and Carson Chalets • Lakefront cabins, private boat slips 454 Peninsula Dr., Lake Almanor • 800-210-7020 Lake Almanor Brokers • Properties around the lake - Lakefront & nearby 452 Peninsula Dr., Lake Almanor • 530-596-4712 Lake Almanor Rental Properties • Lakefront and golf course 289 Clifford Dr., Lake Almanor • 530-259-4386, 866-223-5687 Lake Almanor Retreat • Family vacation cabin sleeps 4-6 3784 Lake Almanor Dr., Lake Almanor • 530-284-0861 Lakefront Vacation Rental • Private boat launch and dock East Shore, Lake Almanor • 530-695-2373, 530-218-7797 Lake Haven Resort • East shore of the lake 7329 Highway 147, Lake Almanor • 530-596-3249 Long Shot Lodge • Four bedroom vacation home 633 West Mountain Ridge, Lake Almanor • 925-381-8331 Northshore Campground • On the lake Highway 36, 2 mi. E of Chester • 530-258-3376 Plumas Pines Resort • West shore of the lake 3000 Almanor Dr. West, Canyon Dam • 530-259-4343 Plumas Properties • Properties on or near the lake 425 Peninsula Dr., Lake Almanor • 530-596-3203 • Non-smoking only Quail Lodge Lake Almanor • New fishing/hunting lodge 29615 Highway 89, Canyon Dam • 530-284-0861 Rooms at 412 • On the lake, four rooms and one vacation home 412 Peninsula Dr., Lake Almanor • 530-596-3348 Vagabond Resort • On the lake 7371 Highway 147, Eastshore, Lake Almanor •530-596-3240 Wilson’s Camp Prattville Resort • On the lake 2932 Almanor Dr. West, Prattville • 530-259-2267

FEATHER RIVER CANYON AREA LODGING Belden Town Resort & Lodge • Across the red bridge Off Highway 70 • 530-283-9662 Caribou Crossroads • Cabin next to the Feather River Highway 70, 2 mi. N of Belden • 530-283-1384 Pine Aire Resort Motel • On the Feather River Highway 70, Twain • 530-283-1730 Tobin Resort • At the twin bridges on the Feather River Highway 70, Storrie • 530-283-2225

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INDIAN VALLEY / GREENVILLE AREA LODGING Hideaway Motel and Lodge • Off the main highway 761 Hideaway Rd., Greenville • 530-284-7915 Oak Grove Motor Lodge • Easy highway access, eight cabins 700 Highway 89, Greenville • 530-284-6671 Sierra Lodge • Nine miles from Lake Almanor Corner of Highway 89 and Main St., Greenville • 530-284-6154 Spring Meadow Resort Motel 18964 Highway 89, Greenville • 530-284-6768

QUINCY AREA LODGING Ada’s Place • Boutique accomodations in downtown Quincy 562 Jackson St., Quincy • 530-283-1954 The Feather Bed • Behind the courthouse 542 Jackson St., Quincy • 530-283-0102, 800-696-8624 Gold Pan Lodge • Next to the airport, continental breakfast 200 Crescent St., Quincy • 530-283-3686, 800-804-6541 • 3 smoking rooms Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch • A family vacation experience 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Rd., Quincy • 530-283-0930, 800-33-HOWDY Lariat Lodge • The quiet side of town 2370 E Main St., Quincy • 530-283-1000, 800-999-7199 No. Calif. Facility Camp • Group rentals only 39285 Highway 70, Quincy • 530-283-0844 •Open June to August only Pine Hill Motel • The atmosphere you came to the mountains for 42075 State Highway 70, Quincy • 530-283-1670, 866-342-2891 Quincy Courtyard Suites • Luxury downtown suites 432 Main St., Quincy • 530-283-1401 Ranchito Motel • Sleep by the babbling brook 2020 E Main St., Quincy • 530-283-2265 Spanish Creek Motel • Close to downtown 233 Crescent St., Quincy • 530-283-1200

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BUCKS LAKE AREA LODGING Bucks Lake Lodge • Rustic log cabins, gift shop and catering 16525 Bucks Lake Rd.• 530-283-2262 Bucks Lake Marina • On the lake 16469 Bucks Lake Rd. • 530-283-4243 Bucks Lakeshore Resort • Scenic lodging on the lake 16001 Bucks Lake Rd., Bucks Lake • 530-283-2848 Haskins Valley Inn • Relax in luxury Bucks Lake • 530-283-9667 Timberline Inn • Nestled in the pines Bucks Lake • 530-283-2262

GRAEAGLE / CROMBERG AREA LODGING Camp Layman • Rustic cabins on the Feather River, “restored to original”

# of units Kitchen TV Pets OK (fee) Fireplace Phones in room Laundry facility Open all year Restaurant/Bar Picnic/Rec area Boat ramp Pool/Spa (fee) Credit cards Min. stay in season Accessible Internet access

r = Hotel/Motel/Resort/Lodge 8

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B&B = Bed & Breakfast

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= Cabin/Cottage

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113 512 Camp Layman Rd. between Blairsden and Cromberg • 530-836-1430 Chalet View Lodge and Conference Center • Relax. Rejuvenate. 55 72056 Highway 70, Graeagle • 530-832-5528, 800-510-8439 Feather River Park Resort • Old-fashioned resort on the river Highway 89, Blairsden • 530-836-2328 Graeagle Meadows Vacation Rentals & Sales •Adjacent to golf course 6934 Highway 89, Graeagle • 530-836-1100, 800-800-6282 Graeagle Vacation Rentals • On and near golf course 77 26 Poplar Valley Rd., Graeagle • 530-836-2500, 800-836-0269 Lodge and Restaurant at Whitehawk Ranch • Uniquely modern cabins 55 6 miles south of Graeagle on Highway 89 • 530-836-4985 Long Valley Resort • 7 cottages and 4 motel rooms 59532 Highway 70, Cromberg • 530-836-2344 Plumas Pines Real Estate and Vacation Rentals • Golf getaways 77 307 Poplar Valley Rd., Graeagle • 530-836-0444 Plumas Pines Vacation Rentals • On and near golf course 77 26 Poplar Valley Rd., Graeagle • 530-836-2500, 800-836-0269 River Pines Realty • Graeagle and golf courses 56 Highway 89, 1/4 mile N of Graeagle • 530-836-0313, 800-696-2551 River Pines Resort • Cottages, motel, restaurant, bar, pool and hot tub 56 Highway 89, 1/4 mile N of Graeagle • 530-836-2552, 800-696-2551 Sierra Destination Realty • Whitehawk Ranch vacation rentals 53 Clio • 530-592-9606, 888-821-7770 Sierra Sky Lodge • Eight lodge rooms and one Graeagle vacation home Lodge breakfast served seasonally • Highway 70, Cromberg • 530-836-2344 57 The Villas at Nakoma • At Nakoma Golf Resort, golf packages available 123 County Rd A-15, Clio • 530-832-9862 Twenty Mile House • A historic B&B Inn c. 1854 and two darling cabins 58 Old Cromberg Rd., Cromberg • 530-836-0375

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= Vacation Home

LA PORTE AREA LODGING La Porte Cabin Rentals • Fully equipped cabins China Alley, La Porte • 530-675-0850 Union Hotel • Group rental only Main St., La Porte • 530-675-2860

# of units Kitchen TV Pets OK (fee) Fireplace Phones in room Laundry facility Open all year Restaurant/Bar Picnic/Rec area Boat ramp Pool/Spa Credit cards Min. stay in season Accessible Internet access

B&B = Bed & Breakfast

Type of unit

= Cabin/Cottage

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Symbol Legend

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LAKES BASIN AREA LODGING Bassett’s Station • Gateway to Lakes Basin Area Highway 49 & Gold Lake Rd., Sierra City • 530-862-1297 Elwell Lakes Lodge • Hike out your back door Gold Lake Rd. • 530-836-2347 Gold Lake Beach Resort • Accessed by boat on Gold Lake Gold Lake Rd. • (Modified American Plan) • 530-836-2491 Gold Lake Lodge • Trailhead to the Lakes Basin Area Gold Lake Rd. • All meals included • 530-836-2350 Gray Eagle Lodge • Trailhead to paradise Rate includes breakfast & four-course dinner •Gold Lake Rd. • 800-635-8778 High Country Inn • Spectacular views Highway 49 & Gold Lake Rd. at Bassett’s, Sierra City • 800-862-1530 Packer Lake Lodge • Informal at the end of the road Packer Lake Rd., Sierra City • 530-862-1221 Salmon Lake Lodge • Boat in to the lodge Gold Lake Rd., Sierra City • 530-852-0874 Sardine Lake Resort • At the base of the Sierra Buttes Gold Lake Rd., Sierra City • 530-862-1196

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PORTOLA AREA LODGING Lake Davis Resort Lake Davis Rd., Portola • 530-832-1060 Pullman Inn • Old Town Portola 256 Commercial St., Portola • 530-832-0107 Sierra Destination Realty • Grizzly Ranch vacation home rentals Clubhouse Drive, Portola • 530-592-9606, 888-821-7770 Sierra Motel • On Highway 70 380 E Sierra St., Portola • 530-832-4223 Sleepy Pines Motel • Extensive gift shop 74631 Highway 70, Portola • 530-832-4291 The Buzzard’s Roost • Apartment and cabin overlooking the river 76594 Rocky Pt. Rd., Portola • 530-249-9159

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Jessica LoCicero Photography - Twenty Mile House

Yours will be a picture-perfect wedding with the outdoor beauty of Plumas County as a backdrop. And your guests will enjoy a mountain getaway!

WEDDINGS AND HONEYMOONS

d e s t i n a t i o n wedd i n g s

The scenery and serenity of the mountains makes Plumas County a favorite place to get married or spend a honeymoon. Outdoor weddings can be staged at quaint historic inns, posh country club resorts, rustic but elegant lodges, overlooking golf courses, Western guest ranches, next to lakes or streams, or inside huge barns. Small country churches are ideal for smaller affairs. Spend a romantic honeymoon in a mountain cabin or lakeside home, or pamper yourself at a bed and breakfast inn. If it’s quiet, seclusion and fresh air you’re seeking, Plumas County has it all. Call one of the local visitor centers on page 10 for a list of wedding sites and services, or for suggestions on honeymoon destinations.

internet access

Need to surf the Web or check your email? Plumas County has a number of locations where you can stay connected while you’re on a visit. Public libraries in Chester, Greenville, Quincy and Portola offer free access on weekdays with varying hours. There also are community centers which offer computers and Internet access on weekdays only in Chester, Quincy, Graeagle Greenville and Portola. In addition, Quincy, Graeagle, Portola and Chester-Lake Almanor have businesses weekdays and Saturdays where you can get Internet access or free wireless access. A growing number of campgrounds, motels and lodges now offer data ports or high speed wireless access for their guests. Check the right hand column of the camping chart starting on page 109 and the lodging chart starting on page 114.

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Plumas County

Places of Worship

Sunday Celebration: 10 am Pastors Jon and Kim Allen 317 First Street Quincy, California

283-0345 Chester Christian Fellowship 200 Main Street Chester, CA 530-258-2534 Pastor Rick Sylvester Sunday-Worship & Word @ 10am Wed. Bible Study @ 7pm Thurs Youth K-6th 5:30-7pm; 7-12th 7:00pm Call for info on weekday Prayer Groups, Recovery Study & Intensive Studies.

St. John’s Catholic Church

Calvary Chapel of Quincy

Quincy - 283-0890 170 Lawrence St., Quincy Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:00 pm Sunday Mass: 9:00 am

Sunday Services - 10:00 am Wednesday Services - 7:00 pm

stjohnsstanthonys.org

St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Greenville 209 Jessie Street, Greenville (1 block north of high school) Sunday Mass: 11:00 am

Jesus Loves You

PASTOR: RICK RODGERS 1953 East Main (next to SavMor)

283-4463

www.calvarychapelquincy.com

OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH 298 High St., Quincy, Ca

530-283-2546

Sunday Worship Service: 10:00 am Mission Statement: Our Savior Lutheran Church is a ministry in the mountains. “The mountains may depart... but my steadfast love shall not.” We are a worshipping and serving community sharing the love and grace of Our Savior, Jesus Christ.

www.lutheransonline.com/oursaviourlutheranquincyca.com

C HESTER B APTIST C HURCH Sunday:

Wed:

Sunday School Worship Prayer/Study

9:45 am 11:00 am 6:00 pm

Bible Study

6:00 pm

210 Myrtle Street, Chester, CA • 530-258-2394

chesterbc@frontier.com

Meadow Valley Community Church Sunday Service: 9:30am

530.283.4259 48 Cemetary Rd., Meadow Valley, CA www.meadowvalleycommunitychurch.com

GRAEAGLE Community Church

We are a complete family ministry “speaking the truth in love.” Morning Worship 10am

530-836-2405 www.graeaglechurch.com 150 Graeagle - Johnsville Rd., Graeagle Pastor’s Residence 836-0845


Community United Methodist Church Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors Worship Services and Sunday School 10 am every Sunday P.O. Box 766 • 282 Jackson St., Quincy Phone & Fax: 283-1740 www.quincymethodist.org • email: quincyumc@sbcglobal.net

Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church

THE CHURCH OF

JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS

John Goolsby, Branch President Hwy. 147, Clear Creek

(530) 258-3509

LUTHERAN There’s a Place for You! 116 Bush St. Greenville, CA

530-284-7271 Worship & Fellowship Sunday 11:00 am

SPRINGS OF HOPE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP A non-denominational Christian Church that adheres to basic Biblical principles

A church where everyone is welcome! SUNDAY SERVICES Morning Service - 10am Evening Service - 6pm Pastor: Terry Johnson

FIRST

Priesthood/Relief Society/Primary 10 am Sunday School 11am Sacrament Meeting 11:50 am

Calvary Chapel of Westwood

315 Ash, Westwood

530.256.3309 HOLY FAMILY PARISH

SATURDAY VIGIL MASS 5:00 PM SUNDAY MASS: 9:30 AM 220 Clifford Drive, Lake Almanor

(530) 256-3344 (1 mile south of CA Hwy. 36 on County Rd. A13)

Chester Community United Methodist

• Sunday Family Worship - 10:00am • Thursdays Youth Worship - 6:30pm • Monday Women’s Study - 6:30pm • Wednesday Men’s Study- 6:30pm

PORTOLA 108 Taylor Ave. - 832-5006 MASS: SAT: 5:30PM • SUN: 8:30AM CONFESSIONS: SATURDAY 3PM www.HolyFamilyParishPortola.org

HOLY ROSARY MISSION CHURCH

LOYALTON MASS: SUN: 10:30AM • WED: 12:10PM

Our Savior Lutheran

There’s a place for you!

59 Bell Lane, Quincy - (530) 927-7626 jasturley@digitalpath.net

Everyone Welcome!

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Melissa St. in Chester

Come and worship the Lord and share the warmth of our mountain church.

Sunday School, 10 am Service of Holy Communion, 11 am

For Information Call (530) 258-2345

Check website for daily prayer schedule

Glenwood Dr. & Hwy. 36 Chester, CA

530-596-3343

standrewsalmanor.org

Worship and Fellowship Sundays at 9 am 161 Aspen St., Chester 530.258.2347 (across the street from Chester Elementary)


ADVERTISERS INDEX

ANTIQUES • Connie’s Place................................62 • Crescent Country..........................38 • Maybe Antiques ..........................107 • Sterling Sage ..................................37 • The Hummingbird Antiques & Collectibles.............................107

CHURCHES & PLACES OF WORSHIP ...........................120-121 EVENTS • Indian Valley Events .....................37 • Mtn. Jamboree/Bidwell Arts & Crafts Fairs ...................................31 • Paul Bunyan Mtn. & Blues Festival ...........................34 • Quincy Farmers Market...............47 • Silver Buckle Rodeo ......................37

LODGING, RESORTS & CAMPING • Ada’s Place, The Cottages at........47 • Antlers Motel .................................29 • Bailey Creek Cottages....Back cover • Belden Town Resort & Lodge ......40 • Best Western Rose Quartz Inn....19 • Big Cove Resort ..............................20 • Bucks Lake Lodge..........................42 • Bucks Lake Marina........................43 • Bucks Lakeshore Resort ...............42 • Camp Cromberg......................113 • Camp Layman .............................113 • Canyon Dam RV Park ...................33 • Caribou Crossroads ..................41 • Cedar Lodge ...................................29 • Chalet View Lodge.........................55 • Clio's Rivers Edge RV Park .......55 • Diamond Mountain Casino.........11 • Drakesbad Guest Ranch ..............17 • Forest Park RV Spaces ..................32 • Graeagle Vacation Rentals...........77 • Gold Lake Lodge ............................57 • Gold Pan Lodge..............................49 • Gray Eagle Lodge ...........................57 • Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch...46 • J&J’s Grizzly Store Campground.64 • Knotty Pine Resort & Marina ......26 • Lake Cove Resort & Marina.....20 • Lake Haven Resort ........................21 • Lariat Lodge....................................45 • Lodge at Whitehawk Ranch ........55 • Nakoma Resort, Villas at ...........123 • Oak Grove Motor Lodge ...............38 • Packer Lake Lodge.........................57 • Paul Bunyan Resort & Babe’s Inn 29 • Pine Cone Lodge RV Park .............21 • Pine Hill Motel ...............................49 • Pioneer RV Park .............................46 • Plumas Eureka State Park .......12 • Plumas Pines Real Estate & Vacation Rentals................53, 77 • Pullman Inn ...................................64 • Quail Lodge ....................................32 • Quincy Courtyard Suites .........49 • R&R RV Park...................................41 • Ranchito Motel ..............................45 • River Pines Resort..........................56 • River Ranch RV Park.................47 • Rooms at 412 Peninsula Drive ....21 • Sardine Lake Resort......................57 • Sierra Lodge....................................40 • Sierra Motel....................................63 • Sierra Sky Lodge........................57 • Sierra Springs Trailer Resort......113 • Sleepy Pines Motel ........................62

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• Spanish Creek Motel ................48 • The Feather Bed.............................48 • The Hideaway Motel & Lodge .....38 • Trails West Mobile Home Park65 • Twain RV Park ..............................113 • Twenty Mile House........................58 • Vagabond Lakefront RV Resort ...30 • Wilson's Camp Prattville..............28 • Villa Monte Motel......................34

REAL ESTATE/MORTGAGE • Almanor Properties ..................28 • Bucks Lake Properties ..................43 • Carol Murray, Realtor ...............63 • C. Bartlett - Vacation Rental....26 • Coldwell Banker ............................23 • Coldwell Banker Cathy Kuersten............................24 • Edgewood Realty.......................35 • Eric Carl Adamson, Realtor.....30 • Feather River Properties...............37 • Foxwood Development ................27 • Graeagle Associates......................54 • Graeagle Real Estate.....................77 • Heritage Land Co...........................69 • Lake Almanor Brokers Arlie Holland ............................24 • Lake Almanor Brokers .............25 • Linda Gillam & Kyle McNeill.......28 • Lyle Foster Cabin for Sale ........43 • Mohawk Valley Associates ..........53 • Mohawk Valley Associates, Patty Veith ....................................53 • Nero House for Sale......................67 • Plumas Pines Real Estate & Vacation Rentals................53, 77 • Prudential Lake Almanor Real Estate.....................Back cover • River Pines Realty..........................56 • Sierra Destination Realty.............53 • Sierra Park at Quincy....................49 • Smith Properties............................69 • Susan River Realty ........................67 • Town & Country Properties.........48

RECREATION • American Valley Speedway .........46 • Bailey Creek Golf............Back cover • Big Cove Resort & Marina............20 • Big Daddy’s Guide Service ...........80 • Bodfish Bicycles.............................95 • Bucks Lake Marina........................43 • Coppervale ....................................85 • Diamond Mountain Casino.........11 • Dr. Del’s Fly Shop...........................33 • Dragon Golf Course .............75, 123 • Eagle Lake Marina/Lassen College Foundation .....................83 • Feather River Fitness ....................49 • Gold Lake Stables..........................96 • Graeagle Meadows Golf Course..54 • Graeagle Outpost ..........................54 • Graeagle Stables............................96 • Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch...46 • Grizzly Ranch Golf Club...............75 • Knotty Pine Resort & Marina ......26 • Lake Almanor Country Club Golf Course...................................74 • Lake Almanor Fitness Center .....31 • Lake Almanor Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals....................33 • Lake Almanor West Golf Course...................................74 • Lake Cove Resort & Marina.....20 • Mountain Circle ........................37 • Mountain Meadows Mead...........35

• Mt. Jura Gem and Mineral ..........37 • Plumas Eureka State Park .......12 • Plumas Pines Golf Resort.......59, 75 • Plumas Pines Riding Stable .........96 • Quail Lodge ....................................32 • Reid Horse & Cattle Co.................96 • Roger Keeling Guide Service .......33 • Sierra Valley Gun Club .................81 • Western Pacific Railroad Museum........................64 • Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club ......75

RESTAURANTS & LOUNGES • Almanor West Grill .......................74 • Anna’s Cafe ....................................38 • Bailey Creek Bar & Grill..Back cover • Big Springs Gardens......................57 • Bontaful Gardens Cafe.............56 • Bucks Lake Lodge..........................42 • Bucks Lakeshore Resort ...............42 • Canyon Dam Dogs & Burgers .....33 • Carol’s Cafe ....................................28 • Chalet View, The Grille .................55 • Courthouse Cafe ...........................45 • Diamond Mountain Casino.........11 • Gold Lake Lodge ............................57 • Graeagle Mill Works......................54 • Graeagle Outpost ..........................54 • Gray Eagle Lodge ..........................57 • J&J’s Grizzly Store Campground.64 • Jenelli’s Bakery...............................45 • Lake Almanor Country Club Restaurant................................20 • Lassen Ale Works ..........................35 • Lena's Cantina...........................64 • Lodge at Whitehawk Ranch ........55 • Longboards Bar and Grill ............59 • Moon's Restaurant....................46 • Neighbors Bar-B-Que....................60 • Nichole’s Coffee Depot.................63 • Old Mill Cafe ..............................34 • Packer Lake Lodge.........................57 • Paul Bunyan Resort & Babe’s Inn...29 • Pizza Factory, Quincy....................49 • Pizza Factory, Portola................65 • Round Table Pizza.....................50 • Sardine Lake Resort......................57 • Wigwam Restaurant...................123

SERVICES • 2 Feathers Tipi .........................113 • Almanor Fishing Association..79 • Almanor Flooring..........................29 • American Valley Animal Hospital ..........................47 • Cast-a-Weigh Cruise Agency.......54 • Chester Vet Clinic........................4 • Country Villa Health Care ...........47 • Crescent Tow .......................38, 65 • DeMartile Automotive..................47 • Dig It Construction ...................22 • Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce .........................57, 64 • Eastern Plumas Health Care.......61 • Feather River College......................2 • Graeagle Merchants Assoc. .........54 • Greenville Rancheria ....................36 • Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce................................37 • J’s Rents and Events......................62 • Mac's Chimney Sweeping........38 • McNeill Security Storage .........68 • Mohawk Trading Co......................38 • Nelson Veterinary .......................4 • Plaza Laundromat ....................64

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• Plumas Co. Office of Education .50 • Plumas District Hospital..............50 • Plumas Gen Tech ......................39 • Quincy Chamber of Commerce50 • Rockhound Landscaping .........21 • Sacred Space Healing Arts...........38 • Seneca Healthcare....................23 • Sierra Cascade Aggregate........22 • Spa at Plumas Pines .....................58 • State Farm Insurance...................51 • The Spa at Nakoma ....................123 • Therapeutic Massage - Geney.....30 • Trails Within ..............................54 • Westwood Chamber of Commerce...............................34 • White's Sierra Station, Inc.......65 • Williams Construction .................56 • Wilson, Susan, Massage...............54

SHOPS & RETAILERS • Bargain Boutique...........................48 • Bigg's Butchery ..........................35 • Blue Petunia Gifts..........................62 • Bodfish Bicycles.............................95 • Books & Beyond.......................28, 30 • Canyon Dam Store........................33 • Canyon Motor Parts..................46 • Carey Candy Co.............................47 • Crescent Country..........................38 • Donnell’s Musicland.................39 • Eco Centric .....................................54 • Evergreen Market......................39 • Firehouse Thrift.............................62 • Good Vibrations.............................30 • Graeagle Mercantile......................54 • Graeagle Merchants......................54 • Grateful Dawg ...........................65 • Homestead Fabrics...................65 • Howling Dogs Bike & Ski .........58 • J&J’s Grizzly Store..........................64 • Krissy's Kloset & Kollectibles..65 • La Casa Bella..................................46 • Lassen Gift Company ...................30 • Leonards Markets .....................65 • Main Street Styles.....................48 • Morning Star Log Furniture.........28 • Mountain Hardware & Sports ....56 • Nifty Thrifty ...................................62 • Plumas Arts / Capitol Arts Gallery.......................................48 • Portola Village Pharmacy.............63 • QT's Bakery ................................47 • Quincy Drug Store ........................46 • Quincy Hot Spot ............................46 • Quincy Natural Foods ..................47 • Quincy Thrift..................................48 • Radio Shack / Plumas Motors.48 • Red House Art................................54 • Red Pony .........................................66 • Rycraft...........................................5 • Sierra Valley Feed & Supply ........66 • Sterling Sage ..................................37 • The Giggling Crow.........................28 • The Gold Rush Gallery .............58 • The Shabby Red Door...................62 • The Toy Store/Little People .........46 • Tidbits..............................................33 • Treats Natural Pet Marketplace...4 • Trendz Boutique........................28 • Village Drug Co. .............................38 • Wiggin’s Trading Post....................66 • Wolf Creek Wood Stoves..........38 • Woolly Notions ..............................58 • Y Super Market..........................34 • Zaengles Carpet One................35


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