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The Cities and communities of Plumas County, California *


Beckwourth, Belden, Blairsden

Caribou, Canyondam, Chester, Clio, Crescent Mills, Cromberg


East Quincy

Genessee, Graeagle, Greenville



La Porte

Massack, Meadow Valley

Paxton, Portola


Seneca, Sloat, Spanish Ranch, Spring Garden, Storrie

Taylorsville, Twain


*This list of cities may not be complete

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Information & Facts about Plumas County, California


Plumas County Government

Plumas National Forest Headquarters
159 Lawrence St.
Box 11500
Quincy, CA 95971

Central Plumas Recreation and Parks District
34 Fairgrounds Road
East Quincy CA 95971
Phone: 530-283-3278


2000 - 20,824

Location & Facts

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 with over a million acres of national forest. Here is a map of the county

Only 8 persons per square mile

2,618 square miles
(2,570 square miles of land, 48.4 square miles of water)
1,644,800 acres


Here is a weather page for the area. Plumas County is a four season area. The Fall is most beautiful with the colorful folliage.


The North, Middle and South forks of the Feather River were named in 1820 by
Captain Louis Arguello as the Rio de las Plumas (River of Feathers) after the
Spanish explorer saw what looked like bird feathers floating in the water.
Later Plumas became the name for the county.

Migrating to Plumas County - movement of California families

Historical Photographs for northeastern California

Plumas County Adventures
links to historical information and sites in Plumas County


Most of Plumas County is National Forest. There are over 1,000 streams and rivers and over 50 lakes


Plumas County GenWeb Project page

Cemeteries of Plumas County


Plumas County Library System
Quincy, California 95971

Chester Library
210 First Ave,
P.O. Box 429
Chester, California
Phone: (530) 258-2742


Plumas Unified School District
50 Church Street
Quincy, California 95971
Phone: 530-283-6500
Fax: 530-283-6509

Feather River College
570 Golden Eagle Avenue
Quincy, CA 95971.
Toll-free: 1-800-442-9799
Phone: 530-283-0202

Organizations & Groups

Eastern Plumas County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1379
424 East Sierra
Portola, CA 96122
Phone: 530-832-5444
Toll-free: 800-995-6057
Fax: 530-832-1938

Plumas County Arts Commission
P.O. Box 618
Quincy California, 95971
Phone: 530-283-3402
Fax: 530-283-1168

Plumas County Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 4120, Highway 70
half mile west of downtown 
Quincy, CA 95971 
Toll-free:(800) 326-2247

Attractions & Other Information

Plumas County information page

Things to see and do in the county

Feather River Canyon and Scenic Byway
The Feather River National Scenic Byway begins 10 miles north of Oroville on State Highway 70, and winds through the magnificent Feather River Canyon. Highway 70 winds along the North Fork of the Feather River

Portola Railroad Museum
Feather River Rail Society
P.O. Box 608
Portola, CA 96122
530-832-4131 - Museum and Membership Information
530-832-1657 - General Office
530-832-4737 - Gift Shop
530-832-4532 - Locomotive Rental Information
530-832-1854 - Fax

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This page was created on 21 October 2002