The Mountain Messenger

Outdoors in Plumas Closes Operations - PNF Working to Fill Gap


QUINCY - Since 2020, Outdoors in Plumas was the concessionaire for 68 recreation sites in the Plumas National Forest (PNF) and provided services including taking reservations, fee collections, site maintenance, and general customer service.

However, citing the cost of doing business in California and the long-term impact of the Dixie Fire, in early February the company notified the PNF it had decided to terminate their operations.

In repsonse, PNF's Acting Recreation, Lands and Minerals Staff Office Erika Brenzovich said, "We understand and respect the difficult decision by Outdoors in Plumas to close their special use permit with the Plumas National Forest. Over the past three years, they have faced unique challenges as a recreation concessionare during the COVID-19 pandemic, large wildfires and post-wildfire recovery."

Meanwhile, while the PNF is contacting potential replacements for Outdoors in Plumas, the organization recognizes there is a chance some facilities may open with reduced ...