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Every Kid in a Park. Initiative that gives every U.S. 4th grader and his or her family free access to 2000+ federally managed lands and waters. Educators can also participate.
Antelope Lake/Indian Valley - Site # 21
More than a half-dozen creeks feed this remote lake. Pines and firs blanket the surrounding mountains and line the shoreline, where protected coves attract migratory waterfowl, including nesting mallards, cinnamon teal, gadwalls, and common mergansers. Western and Clark's grebes build floating nests on water milfoil at Long Point Cove. Canada geese and spotted sandpipers nest on several islands. Meadows along each creek are wet most of the year, an excellent place to see wood ducks, great blue herons, warbling vireos, warblers, even black bears. Broken-topped snags bear the nests of a half-dozen paired ospreys. Follow Little Antelope Creek upland to a series of brushy beaver dams; time the visit for evening to spot the beavers.
SeasonalSeasonal - these sites have high wildlife values during certain seasons, though they may have recreational value year-round.

Bald Eagle - Indian Valley: 908x735

Background: Indian Valley includes fishing, hiking, swimming, picnicking and camping in the Plumas National Forest. This portion of Highway 89, just north of Quincy in Plumas County, connects two major scenic highway routes. Plumas County's "Scenic Byway Link" travels through the quiet, historic communities of Canyon Dam, Greenville, Crescent Mills, and Taylorsville and is a connection between "Feather River National Scenic Byway" on Hwy 70, north of Quincy and the “Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway", which begins at the northern boundary of the Plumas National Forest. This route makes for great scenic driving throughout the year, but is widely known for its spectacular full fall splendor. Also located in Indian Valley is the Round Valley Reservoir three miles above Greenville, which is a warm water fishery containing bass and bluegill and is the site of Plumas National Forest’s annual fishing derby. It’s a popular place for fishing and picnicking, and is nearby to the Greenville campground. The area is also great for bicycling.


The Experience: Scenic forests, beautiful lakes, great camping. The lake rests at an elevation of 5,000 in the Plumas National Forest. The lake has 15 miles of timbered shoreline and a surface area of 930 acres. The sheltered coves and islands make this beautiful lake a boating haven.

Forest Service campgrounds provide the camper with nice sites amid pine and fir trees. Eagle Lake trout await fisherman. Indian Creek, below the dam, has both brown trout as well as rainbow trout.

Viewing Tips: High probability of seeing waterfowl April through November. Sandpipers and herons can be seen from May through July. Good raptor viewing year-round, including bald eagles. Ospreys are seen May through August. Beavers are active year-round. Wildflowers bloom May through June. Very good wildlife viewing along access areas along Indian Creek.

Site Notes: Antelope Lake is located 30 miles NE of Taylorsville on the Genesee/Antelope Lake Rd. From Janesville, on Hwy 395, take County Rd. 208 for four miles, then FS Rd. 28N01 for nine miles, turn right on FS Rd. 28N03 for two miles.

Closest towns to purchase gasoline are Greenville and Janesville.

Nearby Viewing Sites: Lake Davis seven miles north of Portola

Festivals & Events: Children's Fishing Derby
Grebe Festival at Lake Almanor

Visitor Information: Lost Sierra Chamber - (530) 836-6811 - http://www.lostsierrachamber.com
Viewing Site Hours of Operation are:
Staff On-site: No
Open: Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat
Hours: 
Year Round: 
Seasonal: Snow in the winter may prevent access to Antelope Lake

Road Information:   Paved. 
Road Hazards: 
 Number of Parking Spaces: 5
Parking Fee: Yes
Proximity to viewing area:Viewing is available throughout the area
 Pull-Through Parking: Yes
Parking Notes: 

Special Tips: Located in the Indian Valley, and one-mile north of the town of Greenville, the Greenville Campground is approximately 25 miles north of Quincy on Hwy 89. Outfitted with campfire rings as well as a toilet facility, the site boasts 20 campsites, its own water system, picnic and barbecue areas. The campground adjoins the Greenville horseshoe pits that are well-known for tournaments throughout the summer months.

Operating under a special use permit from the Plumas National Forest, the Indian Valley Community Services District (IVCSD) partners with the US Forest Service to operate and maintain the Greenville Campground. The IVCSD attends to the daily needs of the facility for visitors to the Plumas National Forest. Located near the outskirts of the historical town of Greenville, visitors have access to groceries, gas, fishing supplies, as well as local shops and eateries. For more information, IVCSD can be contacted at (530) 284-7224.

Make plans to enjoy the Greenville Campground – at $15.00 a night, it’s a real bargain!



How to Get There: From junction of highways 70 and 89, take Highway 89 north to Taylorsville turnoff. Turn toward Taylorsville, drive 5 miles, pass through town. Turn right on County Road 112. From here it is about 27 miles to lake. After passing through Gennesse, road names may change; continue straight, following sign to lake.
 

Contact Information
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service - Plumas National Forest
Agency Site URL: http://www.fs.usda.gov/plumas
Physical Address:159 Lawrence Street
Quincy, CA , CA 95971-6025
Agency 2: 39696 State Highway 70
Quincy, CA 95971
Manager Phone:
Site Phone:(530) 283-0555
County: Plumas
Addition Website:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/plumas/recarea/?recid=13389