Welcome To
The Lost Sierra

Are you ready to explore?

Get Lost
On Purpose

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.

Are you ready?

Explore Plumas & sierra counties

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.

The Insider's
Guide

You can argue all day about the most scenic spots in California, but the Lost Sierra experiences are a strong contender with its national parks, forests and lakes.

From The Insider's Guide

Lost sierra events

Lost sierra Activities

Lost sierra
Kid Fun

Upcoming Events

in the #lostsierra

"Swinging for the Schools" Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser for The Sierra Schools Foundation at Plumas Pines…
Our Annual Pumpkin Patch is right around the corner! Please join us at Rugged Roots…
The Brewing Lair in Blairsden presents Music in the Meadow every Saturday at 6 p.m.…

Experience the World famous

Longboard Race Revival

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. 

Lost Sierra Highlights

Our
History

From covered wagon trails to renowned museums.

Our
Hospitality

Enjoy award-winning campsites, RV parks, cabin-living, and more.

Our
EATS

Restaurants, cafes, breweries and beyond to hit all flavor needs.

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Mountain Made
Community Built

Adventures
all year round

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! 

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