RV Travel Destination: Quincy California
Surrounded by wilderness that includes almost 1,000 miles of streams and 50 lakes, Quincy, California has a distinctive natural beauty that draws thousands of campers, and RVers every year. The city has a deep history that started drawing people as a logging and gold mining town, and now it offers a variety of other interests including arts, festivals, restaurants, museums, and other activities.
Arts and Festivals
There are quite a few arts, crafts, and other fairs and festivals featured in the area throughout the year. For a comprehensive list of the ones being featured during any particular month, the Quincy Chamber site has them listed in a very user friendly format.
When hunger strikes, there are several restaurants that can be just what is needed to end a case of the stomach grumbles. Café Le Coq is a charming little French garden restaurant that offers multiple courses of cuisine that has earned it an excellent customer rating. Morning Thunder Café is a local hot spot that specializes in coffee, breakfast, and other meals that have it top rating consumer rating as well. Sweet Lorraine’s Good Food lives up to its name according to locals and visitors alike. So, if you’re in the mood for some traditional home goodness, this is the place to go.
The Plumas County Museum has dozens of exhibits, functions, meetings, and varied events throughout the year. There are several permanent exhibits that feature the Mountain Maidu Indians craftsmanship, a wing that features historical Plumas County gold mining displays, as-well-as developing collections that are sure to be of interest to history buffs. Plumas events include art openings, museum field trips, bus trips, picnic, and other fun activities.
Totaling more than 23,958 acres, the Buck Lake Wilderness features a varied topography that includes craggy cliffs, rocky slopes, bogs, and small meadows that contain a diverse array of vegetation, providing visitors with spectacular views that are speckled with small ponds and lakes.
Driving along the two highways that link Quincy with Susanville takes drivers along a route that follows what they call the Worldmaker’s Trail Tour. This trail is the site of one of many Worldmaker local Maidu Indian legends that says that after a great flood, when the waters had subsided, the Worldmaker set forth to look over this land, which would become sacred to the Maidu people.
These are just a few of the places to go and things to do in Quincy, a list to get you started as it were, but there are many more activities and entertainment options. So, pay a visit, see for yourself what Quincy has to offer, and be prepared to have fun!
Where to Stay
Spend your RV vacation at Pioneer RV Park, a full service RV Park in a tranquil outdoor setting and located only 1 1/2 miles from downtown Quincy. The park has paved roads and 62 paved level sites on 6 1/2 acres. Most pull-thru sites are 65 feet long and some as long as 91 feet. Sites as wide as 50 feet or more. All the sites have 20/30/50 amp electrical service, full hookups, including satellite TV with great reception and a picnic table. Many of the sites have grass and lots of trees with plenty of overhead clearance for big rigs. Free Wi-Fi available throughout the park.