centerpiece of recreation in Central Plumas County is Bucks Lake, 17 miles south-west of Quincy, past the small community of
This beautiful, semi-isolated destination offers
year-round enjoyment at an
elevation of 5,200
With 17 miles of shoreline, sandy beaches
and tall pines, Bucks Lake attracts fishermen,
and water sports enthusiasts in the temperate
Two resorts, a motel and a bed and breakfast inn
are open to accommodate visitors year-round.
Winter snowcat shuttle service is offered.
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.
mountain biking opportunities also exist in
the adjacent forest and
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.
Bucks 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
For more information on Bucks Lake, call
the Quincy Chamber of Commerce at (530)
283-0188, or go to
Nearby Silver Lake (below) offers camping,
fishing and access to several hiking trails in
Bucks Lake Wilderness area.