Plumas Lake Tourism

Plumas Lake (ZIP code: 95961 and area code 530) is a master-planned exurb and census-designated place in Yuba County, California. Plumas Lake is located 30 miles (48 km) north of the city of Sacramento on the Feather River, just prior to its confluence with the Bear River and the Sacramento River. At full build-out the city will have roughly 12,000 homes and 36,000 residents. The community (which is unincorporated) is located about 10 miles (16 km) south of the city of Marysville in southern Yuba County. It lies at an elevation of 46 feet (14 m). The population was 5,853 at the 2010 census. Plumas Lake, California shares the same zip code as Olivehurst, California (a neighboring town). However, Plumas Lake stands as a separate community that is located south of the crossing of McGowan and Arboga. Many individuals and agencies (including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) were opposed to the construction of this project due to the history of severe (15+ feet of standing water) flooding. Notable floods in the area occurred in 1986 and 1997. The flood risk in the area was exacerbated by hydraulic mining which occurred in the Yuba River watershed upstream of the region. Mine tailings wound up in the river beds and were then transported into the Sacramento Valley, where they accumulated in the river channels and reduced their conveyance capacities. This mining activity was part of the Gold Rush of California. A park and ride facility was opened on October 1, 2009 by Caltrans in the Plumas Lake area, along California State Route 70 and Feather River Blvd.


Looking for travel information about Plumas Lake? Explore the best travel advice on Plumas Lake, United States. The nearest major city to Plumas Lake is Reno. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Reno for its bountiful attractions like Alcatraz Island, Muir Woods National Monument, Golden Gate Bridge on your trip to Plumas Lake. Also, to reach Plumas Lake, you'll have to take a flight to Reno; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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