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Bucks Lake Inlet, bucks lake ca

The centerpiece of recreation in Central Plumas County is Bucks Lake, 17 miles south-west of Quincy, past the small community of Meadow Valley. This beautiful, semi-isolated destination offers year-round enjoyment at an elevation of 5,200 feet.
With 17 miles of shoreline, sandy beaches and tall pines, Bucks Lake attracts fishermen, campers and water sports enthusiasts in the temperate months.

Two resorts, a motel and a bed and breakfast inn are open to accommodate visitors year-round. Winter snowcat shuttle service is offered.

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Fishing for trophy rainbow trout, salmon and mackinaw, water-skiing and jet-skiing, swimming, boating, nine campgrounds and a marina are featured at the lake. 

Plenty of mountain biking opportunities also exist in the adjacent forest and hiking trails abound in the Bucks Lake Wilderness, with access to the Pacific Crest Trail. 

Stunning red dogwood and golden aspen make the drive up to Bucks Lake a favorite during the fall foliage season.

videoBucks Lake in winter is a premiere destination for snowmobilers (video) and cross-country skiers, with staging facilities, and 100 miles of groomed trails. During the winter, the road to the lake is plowed only to Bucks Summit, three miles from the lake, but the area remains open as a winter destination retreat. 

For more information on Bucks Lake, call the Quincy Chamber of Commerce at (530) 283-0188, or go to buckslake.net.

Nearby Silver Lake (below) offers camping, fishing and access to several hiking trails in Bucks Lake Wilderness area.

Silver Lake, Plumas County, northern California


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