PNF Responds to Campground Water Shortage and Devil’s Fire


The Plumas national forest responded to a  holdover fire from Saturday’s lightning event that ignited the Devil’s Fire. That fire started on Grizzly ridge near the Devil’s Punchbowl. One of the last remaining holdouts during the Dixie Fire due to its tough terrain. Plumas Fire and Aviation management resources responded and have contained the fire as of 3 pm this afternoon. The fire remained under a quarter acre Resources will be there the remainder of the day working towards clean-up.

The Plumas National Forest has also entered into stage II of fire restrictions as of today. The order will remain in place up to July of next year or until conditions allow. You can view the fire restrictions by visiting the Plumas forest service website. 

No relief for the Plumas National forests campgrounds in the Feather River Ranger District as water supply issues continue. The campgrounds at Little Grass Valley Reservoir are without much water supply after a break in the system drained much of the area’s water reserve. That has also been coupled with the ongoing drought and the spring-fed system is slowing down. The campgrounds of Little Beaver, Running Deer, and Red Feather are now without flushable toilets and the RV dump station and water have been closed. The Plumas national forest is asking campers even in RVs to pack in your own water for the entirety of your planned trip and fill tanks with your home’s water before arrival. The water system has not been completely shut off and there is still extremely limited water available and portable restrooms have been brought in. Efforts have been made to resupply the water system but have proved to be not sustainable. You can learn more by visiting the Plumas National Forest service website.