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Plumas National Forest Announces Upgrades to Spanish Creek Campground

Spanish Creek Campground upgrades -group campsites, family campsites and parking-   QUINCY, Calif – June 15, 2017 – Spanish Creek Campground features new upgrades including three group and four family campsites plus additional parking. Five miles west of Quincy, CA along the scenic Feather River Byway (CA Hwy 70), the popular Plumas National Forest campground has grown in popularity since it re-opened in 2014 following the Spanish Creek bridge reconstruction. Accommodating up to 25 people, each group camp includes drinking water, bear proof storage lockers, lantern posts and picnic tables with paved parking. New group sites can be reserved...

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Lassen Volcanic National Park Welcomes Acting Park Superintendent Martha Crusius

Lassen Volcanic National Park Welcomes Acting Park Superintendent MINERAL, CA , January 31, 2017 – Lassen Volcanic National Park welcomes Acting Park Superintendent, Martha Crusius, on February 6. Martha comes to Lassen with a wealth of experience she has gained over the past 33 years of working for the National Park Service (NPS). Since 2011, she has served as the Pacific West Region’s Park Planning and Environmental Compliance Program Chief, responsible for planning and environmental compliance for the region’s 63 national park sites in California, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, as well as conducting studies of...

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Updated Flood Warnings

Flood Warning Understanding that most have seen these warnings already, hear are the updated Flood Warnings for the Central / Northern Sierra Regions as of 2:30 pm today. Find your local Flood warnings here: You need a Frames Capable browser to view this content. FLOOD STATEMENT – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO, NV – 243 PM PST SAT JAN 7 2017 … The flood warning continues for the following rivers in California…Nevada… Susan River At Susanville affecting Lassen COUNTY Middle Fork Feather River Near Portola affecting Plumas COUNTY Truckee River Near Truckee affecting Nevada AND Placer COUNTIES Truckee River At Reno...

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Lassen Volcanic National Park Launches Second Year of Every Kid in a Park Pass

Mineral, CA – Lassen Volcanic National Park encourages all fourth graders to visit the park for free this year as part of the Every Kid in a Park program. The program gives fourth grade students, and those accompanying them, free access to more than 2,000 public lands and waters nationwide for a year. Visit www.EveryKidinaPark.gov to download the pass and get more information. “There’s so much to discover at Lassen Volcanic National Park, and we’re excited to welcome fourth graders and their families throughout the year. We hope that our young visitors learn and have fun in the great outdoors and...

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23 Great High Sierra Hikes

23 Great High Sierra Trail Hikes Throughout the Sierra The High Sierra Trails- Picturesque, challenging, and often unseen be the millions of visitors to the Sierra each year. The High Sierra Lakes and Trails are what dreams are made of if your like hiking in the back-country or discovering some of the most beautiful natural pools of water on the earth. Some of these trails are limited access as you need a permit to travel through and stay overnight in many of these areas, Although some of these trails have limited access, as you need a permit to travel...

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Lassen National Forest Moonlight Snowshoe Walk on Monday, February 22

Lassen National Forest Almanor Ranger District to Host Moonlight Snowshoe Walk on Monday, February 22 CHESTER, Calif., February 21, 2015 – Lassen National Forest’s Almanor Ranger District will host a moonlight snowshoe walk on the full moon of Monday, February 22 at 6 pm at the Swain Snowmobile area. Attendees must be at least eight years old, and minors must be accompanied by an adult. Snowshoes are available free of charge, but cross-country skiers must provide their own equipment. All interested parties should contact Stacy Kronner in advance at (530) 258-5162 orsrkronner@fs.fed.us to register. This is the fifth guided...

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Historic Crocker Guard Station in Plumas National Forest Open for Recreational Rental 2016

Public Comment is sought on proposed  intended amenities of the rental and the proposed fee of Crocker Guard Station Quincy, CA,  2015 – The historic Crocker Guard Station, located in the Beckwourth Ranger District of the Plumas National Forest, is scheduled to open for the public as a recreation rental in spring 2016. This one-of-a-kind venue will provide a unique opportunity for campers to experience life in the early days of the USDA Forest Service, seen through the eyes of the rangers and their families who lived at the guard station throughout the twentieth century. Once restoration is complete,...

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Over-snow vehicle use designation comment period extended for Plumas National Forest

Three More Dates in October to hear from the public on OSV USE Designations in the Plumas National Forest QUINCY, Calif. – October 7, 2015 – The scoping period will be extended until November 13, 2015 for the Forest Service environmental impact statement (EIS) on a proposal to designate over-snow vehicle (OSV) use on roads, trails and areas on lands within the Plumas National Forest. “I understand the 30 day period would not be sufficient and I am pleased to extend it an additional 15 days,” said Daniel Lovato, Acting Forest Supervisor. “I want people to have time to...

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