Graeagle Chevron Becomes A Tirerack Recommended Installer

The Graeagle Chevron is proud to announce their recommended installer status. You can now go to, order your tires and they will be shipped to the Chevron where they will install your new tires. Or call them and let them order for you. Having joined two of the countries biggest tire distributors the Chevron can get you just about any tire brand at competitive prices. Let the Chevron order for you and save on shipping!!!

The Graeagle Chevrons Winter Hours are:

Tuesday-Sunday 8AM-5PM

Intermountain Disposal, Inc.:

E-Waste Event !!!
Where: Delleker Recycling Center – 73980 Industrial Way – Delleker
When: Saturday, June 15, 2013
Time: 9:00 – 3:00
Electronic waste is any electronic with cords, i.e. TV’s, Computers, small appliances and cell phones
Not accepted items: Large appliances, bulky items, hazardous waste and household garbage
For more information please call 530-832-4879 or visit our website at


Hazardous Waste Event
To Be Announced

Graeagle Restaurant Opens for the Season


The family owned and operated restaurant has announced that on Saturday, March 9th they will be opening for the 2013 season.

Breakfast & Lunch, 7 days a week, 7AM – 2PM

The Graeagle Mill Works is closed for the month of March as well Graeagle Meadows Clubhouse and Golf Course intends to open by April 1st.

Graeagle Land & Water – New Winter Hours

Attention Graeagle Residents: Please observe new winter hours for the Graeagle Land & Water Office. Until further notice, the office will be open to the public the following days and times:

Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 12:00pm.

Please feel free to leave a message at (530) 836-2523 as we check the machine frequently, and will get back to you. To pay your water bill, feel free to deposit in the front door mail slot as always.

Thank you!

Ski Hill Sliding Into Place

Carolyn Carter
Staff Writer
It’s a slippery slope, but because of the efforts from many community members and businesses, there is an end in sight for the Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl project.

The Johnsville Ski Bowl has been a historical landmark for the county since the 1860s.

According to oral history, the mining ore buckets that went up Gold Mountain acted as possibly the first ski lift in the world. The mountains in the area also became one of the first places in the Western Hemisphere for sport skiing such as longboarding — a tradition the community still celebrates.

Since the 1950s the hill was under the operation of the Plumas Ski Club, a private nonprofit organization. But the project encountered some thin ice because Plumas-Eureka State Park, within which the ski hill is situated, preferred to work with a public entity.

Recognizing the need to continue the project, the Eastern Plumas Recreation District stepped in three years ago with the primary purpose of taking over the ski hill project from the Plumas Ski Club.

EPRD obtained a 10-year operating agreement with the state park in 2011. After strong community fundraising, the district was also able to obtain a ski lift and two rope tows from Squaw Valley.

According to EPRD board member Dan Gallagher, the next step for the project is to raise enough funds to install the chairlift and the two surface lifts.

EPRD board member Jack Bridge said it will cost around $300,000 to install the chair lift alone, and without the support of the community, the installation will be a slow process.

There have been, and will be, many fundraisers for the Johnsville Ski Hill project, including concerts at Nakoma Golf Resort, the 20th annual SnowBall and the upcoming third annual Winter Fest located for the first time at the ski hill.

“There is a lot of stuff we want to do,” said Gallagher, “but right now Johnsville is front and center.”

The business plan for the ski hill is mainly to emphasize accessibility for youths and for families. According to Gallagher it will have beginning to intermediate runs, and when it is open EPRD will reach out to schools to install ski programs and youth events.

Gallagher also said the overall goal is to promote economic growth in the community by creating a destination ski area for tourists and families to enjoy. This will give the community an opportunity to wake up during the winter, and not have to shut down when the snow falls.

Bridge stated that it is going to have to be a very aggressive marketing promotion because most all of the funds are going to need to be donated by the community.

Both Gallagher and Bridge predict that the hill will be opening next winter. However, the amount of funds the project receives until then will determine how many of the three lifts will be operable.

For more information on the ski hill or to make a donation to the project visit

18th Annual Graeagle Holiday Festival

Saturday December 1st is Graeagle’s 18th annual Holiday Festival. A great way to spend the day with the kids with horse-drawn trolley rides, Santa meet & greet, carolers, tree lighting and great shopping deals from all the Graeagle Merchants. Come join us! The festivals kicks off at 1PM and the tree lighting is at 5PM, hang around afterwards socializing around a warm fire with one of your favorite adult beverages from the merchants!


Enter the “Graeagle Bucks” drawing at your favorite merchant for the chance to win certificates!

Eastern Plumas – Fall Campground Information

Eastern Plumas County’s USFS Fall 2012 Campground Information

Little Gold Lake Campground


Beckwourth Ranger District    10/15/12



Grasshopper Flat      70 Closed    $21/night Water, flush toilets

Grizzly  55 Closed     $21/night Water, flush toilets

Lightning Tree   40 Open       $21/single
$42/double No fees, service or water, vault toilets

Dump Station  Closed            $6


Cottonwood Springs      20 Closed        $21/night Water, flush toilets, showers
Group sites        2 Closed  $90/25 persons
$130/50 persons Water, flush toilets

Chilcoot      40 Closed      $21/night Water, flush toilets

Frenchman      38 Open        $21/night No fees, service or water, vault toilets

Spring Creek      35 Closed       $21/night Water, vault toilets

Big Cove      38 Closed     $21/night
$42/double Water, flush toilets, showers

Big Cove Overflow  Closed      $12/night Open when others full, vault toilet
Dump Station   Closed               $6


Gold Lake   37  Open      $10 No fees or services,    No water, vault toilets

Gold Lake 4 x 4  16  Open     No fees Pit toilets, no water, no garbage

Lakes Basin Campground
23 single 1 double  Open      $18/night   $36/night No fees, service or water, vault toilets

Lakes Basin Group Camp      1 Closed $70/25 persons Water, Vault toilets

Goose Lake       13 Open       $10 No fees or services, Vault toilets

Haven Lake         4 Open        $5 No fees or services, Vault toilet

Campgrounds have garbage service unless otherwise noted.

DRY CAMPS – open- no water, no fees, no services, vault toilets.

Crocker                        10 units
Meadow View               6 units
Laufman                        6 units
Conklin Park                 9 units


Gold Lake Dock- open

Lake Davis – swimming ok, no jet skis or water skiing
Honker Cove Dock- Closed for ramp reconstruction
Mallard Cove Ramp – Will close in early October for ramp work
Lightning Tree Dock – Closed – water too low
Camp 5 Dock– open until early November

Frenchman Lake – swimming, jet skis and water skiing allowed
Frenchman Dock – open
Lunker Point Dock – open

Frazier Falls – open – (no bicycles, motorcycles, ATVs or horses)
Pacific Crest Trail – open
Upper Lakes Basin Trails – open
Trail to Smith Lake – open
Trail to Grass Lake – open
Gray Eagle Creek Trail – open
Mills Peak Trail – open
Jackson Creek – open

Open Memorial weekend through the end of October

Gold Lake Highway – open
Frazier Falls Road – open

For further information contact:

Bill Benson, Front Desk, Email:, Phone: 530.836-2575
Pandora Valle, Recreation, Email:, Phone: 530.836-7123