Protecting our Community


Well a little rain… then a little snow…Then “Spring time comes to the meadow”

The weather seems to be calming down and providing for a more “normal” rain and snow events.  We have lots to be thankful for here at Bucks Lake.

This spring we are recruiting for firefighter positions and ask that you contact us with  your interest in helping your community by becoming a Volunteer Firefighter with the Bucks Lake Volunteer Fire Department.

Send us an e mail and one of the firefighters will be in contact with you to work out the details.  Come be a part of this important resource within our small community.

To all our friends dis-placed in Oroville, We stand with you and pray for your safety

Think,  Stay safe,   plan ahead,   execute your plan early,   heed the warnings,   safe travels…





Will the back road from Oroville to Bucks Lake be open in the spring????


Given that this is what it looks now,  I would think about having a “Plan B”


This is just above Mountain House on the Oro-Quincy Highway

P.S.   just a little further up the road  it’s closed by winter snow  🙂

The Sheriff reported that Bucks Lake overflowed yesterday and continues to spill into Lower Bucks and the Grizzly Forebay causing problems at the lower end of the Canyon.

as of 2/10/17

9 a.m.: Leaving or gaining access to Plumas County is increasingly not an option. According to the CHP, the only route still open is from Highway 70 through Portola, and that could be in jeopardy as well, as the river continues to rise. Highway 70 through the Feather River Canyon continues to be closed with no estimate of reopening. Highway 89 is closed on both sides of Greenville, again with no estimate of reopening. In the event of an emergency, 4-wheel drive emergency vehicles could access the area from the Chester side, but it is completely closed south of Crescent Mills. Highway 89 is also closed at Clio. County Road A-24 is closed and Highway 49 is being assessed by Caltrans.