Plumas Forest Topo Atlas

Plumas Atlas
Plumas National Forest Atlas

The PLUMAS atlas, is a spiral bound book – a collection of all the quads. (7.5 minute topographical maps, of all of Plumas National Forest) This book map has detailed topo lines, mountain peaks, streams, lakes, hiking trails & back roads. Perfect for all kinds of recreational needs. These particular maps are on a per order basis, meaning most have to be special ordered from the ranger – which takes about a week to get them. Printed in 2019

check mapsWILDFIRE NOTE: Two thirds of the Plumas National Forest has burnt in recent years with huge and destructive wildland fires. Some areas are closed, due to fire damage. Expect debris in roadways, detours, bleak scenery and even dead trees falling.

The 2020 #BearFire #NorthComplex and the 2021 #DixieFire destroyed historic buildings, fire lookouts, old cabins, residential houses, small towns and rural communities; plus old growth forests and unimaginable numbers of wildlife. Many roads, trails and campgrounds are closed to the public; while reforestation may take many decades, if not a century.

Caribou Road (in 2018) off Hwy 70. North Feather River

Plumas National Forest QUADS:
from south to north –

  • French Corral
  • Challenge
  • Rackerby
  • Oroville Dam
  • Forbestown
  • Clipper Mills
  • Strawberry Valley
  • Goodyears Bar
  • Cherokee
  • Berry Creek
  • Brush Creek
  • Cascade
  • American House
  • La Porte
  • Mount Fillmore
  • Gold Lake
  • Clio
  • Calpine
  • Paradise East
  • Pulga
  • Soapstone Hill
  • Haskins Valley
  • Dogwood Peak
  • Onion Valley
  • Blue Nose Mountain
  • Johnsville
  • Blairsden
  • Portola
  • Reconnaissance Peak
  • Chilcoot
  • Beckwourth Pass
  • Kimshew Point
  • Storrie
  • Bucks Lake
  • Meadow Valley
  • Quincy
  • Spring Garden
  • Mount Ingalls
  • Grizzly Valley
  • Crocker Mountain
  • Dixie Mountain
  • Frenchman Lake
  • Constantia
  • Belden
  • Caribou
  • Twain
  • Crescent Mills
  • Taylorsville
  • Gensee Valley
  • Babcock Creek
  • Squaw Valley Peak
  • Ferris Creek
  • McKesick Peak
  • Almanor
  • Canyondam
  • Greenville
  • Moonlight Peak
  • Kettle Rock
  • Antelope Lake
  • Stony Ridge
  • Milford
  • Fredonyer Pass
  • Diamond Mountain
  • Janesville
  • Standish

Plumas Forest, USFS Map, Topo Atlas, Fishing, Camping, Feather River, Lake Almanor, Indian Valley

North Feather River

North Feather River @ Caribou Rd

Ishi Wilderness Map

Ishi Hiking Map

Ishi Wilderness Map

This Northern Cal map issued by the USDA National Forest includes 3 separate wilderness areas –

Ishi @ Cohassett / Chico Hikes / Lassen Maps

Caribou Wilderness, Ishi Wilderness & Thousand Lakes Wilderness

Lassen National Forest

Caribou Wilderness, Ishi Wilderness, Thousand Lakes Wilderness are all featured on this USDA topo map. Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. Map Scale = 1″ to mile; Printed on waterproof plastic paper in 1997.

This map might still be found at USFS Ranger Stations in Oroville or Red Bluff, CAIshi Wilderness Map

towns nearby:

downhill from a volcano, Lassen Peak

The land is etched by wind and water, and dotted with basalt outcroppings, caves, and unusual pillar lava formations. The land is a series of east-west running ridges framed by rugged river canyons, with the highest ridges attaining elevations of 4000′. Deer Creek and Mill Creek are the principal drainages and flow into the Sacramento River.

oak forestsThe sun-baked south slopes are covered with chaparral brush. Pines and oaks thrive on the moister slopes facing north and lush damp forests line the river banks. This area is home to pine clusters, dense areas of ponderosa pine growing on terraces in river cut canyons.

The largest migratory deer herd in California, the Tehama deer herd, winters in this wilderness area. Wild hogs, mountain lions, black bears, coyotes, bobcats and rabbits also live here. A State Game Refuge, where hunting is not permitted, occupies most of the Ishi Wilderness.

Special fishing regulations are in effect for fishing in Deer and Mill Creeks, home to many fish species. A valid California fishing license is required.

A variety of raptors including hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls nest in the rock cliffs. Wild turkey, quail, mourning doves, canyon wrens, band-tailed pigeons, bats and many songbirds are frequently seen.

Ishi Wilderness Map

Luckily, there are additional choices:
Wilderness Press makes a Lassen Map which covers the Ishi Wilderness

Lassen Map

see also – 

Lassen Books
Lassen Forest Topo Atlas
Lassen National Forest Map USDA
Lassen Park Maps
Bucks Lake Wilderness Map
Fishing Maps