Set amid beautiful mountain peaks and charming towns, the Lost Sierra is considered the geography within Sierra and Plumas Counties in California. Home to Graeagle, Portola, Quincy, Lake Almanor, Greenville, and Chester, as well as dozens of smaller towns – Loyalton, Downieville, Sierraville, and more – and picturesque areas, all peppered with parks, trails, and waterways ready for exploration.
Steeped in gold-rush, early American, and industrial history, the region’s storied past became its uplifting present, bestowing visitors anything from the Tahoe National Forest beauty and Lakes Basin Recreation Area to the Western Pacific Railroad museum, world-class mountain biking, and nationally-recognized camping opportunities. A stay in the Lost Sierra will lift your spirits, too.
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Keep the good times rolling with exciting matchups on the ice or in the lake, great shopping experiences, and savor the flavors of the region, wine & beer included. We’ve rounded up suggestions to put a smile on your face and remind you of why the Lost Sierra is an unbeatable place to visit, work, learn, and live.
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The races started during the gold rush era in the early 1860’s. Miners build long wooden skies out of vertical-grained Douglas fir to get around in the snow.
Most visitors come to hike, bike, hot spring, dine and lake hop but we get skiers, stargazers, anglers, birdwatchers, painters, Bigfoot hunters, foragers, snowshoers, photographers and more!