Outdoor Recreation

Kids and Family

Kids and fishYoungsters 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 boredom! There also are special attractions and events for kids held throughout the year. 






Here's a sampling of the top attractions for kids in Plumas County:

100 Free Things
  • Walking to waterfalls (Frazier and Indian Falls)
  • Climbing aboard locomotives at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum    
  • 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 the Graeagle Mill Pond
  • Hiking along interpretive nature trails
  • Pony or horseback riding, wagon or sleigh rides
  • Biking the Lake Almanor Recreation Trail or the Portola Riverwalk
  • Panning for gold
  • Exploring the forests on an adventurous ATV or snowmobile tour
  • Ice skating at the rink near Chester Park
  • Climbing to a U.S. Forest Service Lookout
  • Jet skiing at Almanor and Bucks
  • Sledding at Eureka Ski Bowl or anywhere in the forest
  • Tennis and bowling
  • Picnicking, horseshoe pitching or playing ball in a park
  • Skateboarding at parks in Quincy and Portola
  • Summer Program for Creative Exploration in Chester
  • Midway carnival rides and 4-H fun at Plumas-Sierra County Fair
  • Movies, plays and concerts at Quincy's Town Hall Theatre
  • Fishing derbies
  • Friday night summer concerts in Portola City Park
  • 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
  • Geocaching - fun for the whole family

For more ideas, pick up a copy of 100 Free Things to Do In Plumas County at any area visitor center.