Plumas County Board of Supervisors
Plumas County Courthouse
520 Main Street, Room 309
Quincy, CA 95971
Phone: (530) 283-6170
Fax: (530) 283-6288
Text the word: PCBS To: 866-866-5545
Plumas County is located near the northeast corner of California, up where the Sierra and the Cascade mountains meet. The Feather River, with its several forks, flows through the county. Quincy, the unincorporated county seat, is about 80 miles northeast from Oroville, California, and about 85 miles from Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada. State highways 70 and 89 traverses the county.
Area Population & Geography
The population of Plumas County is just under 22,000, and the Quincy area population is about 7,000. The county boasts more than 100 lakes and 1,000 miles of rivers and streams with 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.
Quality of LifeThe county offers a quality of life unmatched by other areas in the United States and is widely considered one of the most progressive counties in the state
. The population of the county has grown quite slowly, and with U.S. National Forests covering
over 70% of its area, the county has been able to maintain the lifestyle which is so attractive to its residents.
Family recreational opportunities abound in Plumas County or within driving distance and include several tournament golf courses. Numerous lakes and mountain streams create a playground for those who love the water. Framed by mountain ranges, the area is also a mecca for hiking and skiing.