Quincy Chamber of Commerce
Nestled against the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, Quincy, the Plumas County seat is tucked at the edge of the lush American Valley. Quincy, being the largest community in Plumas County, with a population of only 5,970 (as of the 2010 census), is located midway between Oroville and Reno on all-weather Scenic Byway - State Route 70, at the top of the Feather River Canyon.

Quincy is known for its attractive downtown buildings that have been made the focus of preservation and restoration. The four-story courthouse building on Main Street is the county's most dominant and impressive structure (not the oldest). Built in 1921, it features marble pillars and staircase and a beautiful 2,000lb. bronze and plate glass chandelier (only part is still in use). The front and rear courtyards have expansive grassy lawns with benches for sitting areas which make it a favorite location for local events such as the Main Street Christmas Sparkle and Tree lighting.

Quincy has built a strong commitment to the arts, with a number of drama, musical, art shows and gallery events being staged at the historic Town Hall Theater, which is operated by the Plumas County Arts Commission (530-283-3402) and at the West End Theatre, owned and operated by Earl Thompson and Edie O'Connor.
Quincy has long been known for its historic buildings. A self-guided walking tour of Quincy homes and buildings rich in history is available through a Heritage Walk booklet available at the Plumas County Museum, located behind the courthouse, where the three to four block tour begins.

An active business community, Quincy's local owners are dedicated to offering numerous services and shopping opportunities, including a number of antique stores. Motels, Bed and Breakfast establishments, Inns, Recreational Vehicle Parks and a variety of dining enjoyments are ready to accommodate visitors in Quincy.

A fully-accredited community college is located a mere 1/2 mile outside of town.  Feather River College - which is a two-year college located in a mountain setting overlooking the splendid valley, is one of the few community colleges in California that offers a Bachelor's Degree program.
Quincy is the home to the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds, known to be the cleanest and greenest in the State of California. The fairgrounds hosts a number of main events including: The Annual Easter Egg Hunt put on by the Soroptimists International of Quincy, The Old-Fashioned County Picnic, held in June, which features a pancake breakfast, softball tournament, music, BBQ foods, a classic car show and chili cook-off - just to name a few. The Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds also hosts the State's oldest County Fair in the second week of August. Some of the events include: The Midway of carnival rides, games and food, 4-H and FFA shows, Star entertainment, car races and much, much more!

Bucks Lake Recreation Area

The Bucks Lake area, 17 miles southwest of Quincy, is the centerpiece of recreation for central Plumas County. There are two cozy lodges with dining and lodging; there is a bed and breakfast and a marina with cabins and boat rentals. Recreational uses include snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, fishing, camping, hiking and water sports. Enthusiasts enjoy this area in the winter, spring, summer and fall. During the winter, Bucks Lake is a premiere destination for snowmobilers and cross-country skiers, with staging facilities and 75 miles of groomed trails with great snow. The Pacific Crest Trail also crosses the Bucks Lake path.

Train Spotting

Plumas County is rich in train history and is renowned for its unique railroad engineering along the Feather River. Magnificent bridges and tunnels, a unique railroad "Y", and the "Williams Loop", a section of track that crosses over itself in a one-mile loop in order to gain elevation are among the features that attract train buffs to the area. To receive the free pamphlet, “Plumas County's Seven Wonders Of The Railroad World”, please contact us at the Quincy Chamber of Commerce office.

To receive the free historic tour guides, or any information about Quincy or Plumas County, please contact the Quincy Chamber of Commerce or visit any of our local businesses that proudly display our "Visitors Information Here" signs.