Water sports abound in Plumas County within its more than 100 lakes and 1,000 miles of streams. Boating, water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, kayaking, paddle- boarding, windsurfing, and swimming are among the more popular water sports available at the larger lakes, including Almanor, Bucks, Antelope, Little Grass, Gold, and Frenchman. (Lake Davis does not allow jet skiing or water skiing.)
Swimming is also
popular at some of the smaller lakes, including
Butt Valley Reservoir, the Lakes Basin area and
the Graeagle Mill Pond, which has an adjacent
facility with non-motorized watercraft rentals.
There are many swimming holes to be found in the rivers and streams. There also are a number of public swimming pools located in the major communities.
Beginner to expert kayaker or rafter? Be sure to check our River Rafting page for tips about rafting on gentle streams or challenging white-water trips on the Feather River.