Mill Pond offers a tranquil escape right in the heart of Graeagle. It's also the hub of summer activity offering fishing, swimming, boating, and a brilliant 4th of July Fireworks display. Photo courtesy of Graeagle Land & Water.

Four seasons of outdoor recreation include summertime fun on one of Plumas County's many lakes.

There's no reason to slow down when winter comes. Explore hundreds of miles of backcountry trails on snowmobile, cross country skiis, or snow shoes.


If you're looking for something out of the ordinary and off the beaten path, consider a career in our beautiful Eastern Sierra mountain community. We offer miles of forest paths to explore, some of the most beautiful lakes and rivers you'll ever see, and nearby Truckee/Lake Tahoe for snow sports on par with the best this country has to offer.

We have four seasons of recreation, and we offer the best of every sport you can imagine--whether that's fishing, golfing, off-road cycling, or simply walking a trail where the only thing between you and nature is your thoughts. If peace and calm appeals to you more than bright lights and big cities, you might just find your home here.

Because our county draws vacationers from the Bay Area and beyond, the quality and sophistication of our dining choices is uniformly high. Here in Eastern Plumas County, you'll find that "small town" means a friendly, slower paced lifestyle, but it doesn't mean settling for less. You'll find that many people who have lived in large cities and have enjoyed high powered careers make a conscious choice to move here when they get the chance.

Further, city amenities are nearby when you need them. Reno airport is just an hour away. The city of Reno is home to the University of Nevada, and it offers a surprising array of cultural and entertainment activities. Sacramento is only a 2½ hour drive, with the Bay Area just over 4 hours away.

Area and Recreation Information

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  • The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship maintains over 30 trails with a level "A" standing in the Plumas and Tahoe National Forests. Our area is making a name for itself in the hiking and mountain biking worlds. Go to to learn more and to purchase the Downieville and Lakes Basin trail system map, which highlights the world-class trails here, including 100 miles of Sierra singletrack, motorized and non-motorized trails, the Pacific Crest Trail, historic trail alignments, and Forest Service 4x4 dirt roads all in a waterproof and tear resistant format.