The City of Chester is located north west of Lake Almanor and runs along Hwy 36. There are approximately 1,237 homes in the city
Plumas County is located near the northeast corner of California, up where the Sierra and the Cascade mountains meet. The Feather River, with its several forks, flows through the county. Quincy, the unincorporated county seat, is about 80 miles northeast from Oroville, California, and about 85 miles from Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada. State highways 70 and 89 traverse the county.
The county boasts more than 100 lakes and 1,000 miles of rivers and streams with over a million acres of national forest.