Our Towns

Greenville, CA

The largest community in Indian Valley traces its history back for more than a century. Once a gold rush, mining and logging town and the commercial center for the entire valley, the town of Greenville burned in the Dixie Fire in 2021 but is well on its way to building back!

The community continues to have medical clinics, doctors, dentist, post office, IGA grocery store, gas stations, elementary, middle and high schools, sheriff’s substation, volunteer fire department, and numerous clubs and organizations.

Canyon Dam, CA

Canyon Dam is the most westerly town of Indian Valley and serves as the Gateway to scenic Lake Almanor. Like Greenville, the town burned in the Dixie Fire in 2021 but is well on its way to rebuilding! Canyon Damn has a post office and trailer and RV parks to meet the needs of residents and visitors.

Taylorsville, CA

Located on the far side of Indian Valley, Taylorsville traces its heritage to Job T. Taylor, who settled here in 1852. A picturesque settlement that has changed little over the years, it possesses a charm that many find irresistible. This picturesque town includes a museum, a volunteer fire department, elementary school, church, several business establishments including a general store, a gift store, a campground, and a post office which serve the needs of residents and visitors.

Crescent Mills, CA

Crescent Mills is the first community the motorist encounters when approaching Indian Valley from the Feather River Canyon. Named for the sickle-shaped flat upon which the town is located, Crescent Mills grew around a 30-stamp crushing mill which started operation here during the early 1860s. Business establishments serving the community include a post office, gift shop, auto repair, and a tow service. There is a 9-hole golf course and driving range south of Crescent Mills at the junction of Highway 89 and the county road to Taylorsville.

Geneseee, CA

Located on the edge of Indian Valley, the tiny town of Genesee is just gorgeous. The town is also a gateway to Antelope Lake and other areas of the Plumas National Forest.

The Genesee Store is open on weekends throughout the summer and early fall season. It features groceries, a deli, gifts and much more.

Indian Falls, CA

Located just north of the Junction of Highway 70 and Highway 89, Indian Falls is the first of the small towns you will see when entering Indian Valley from this direction. The town features a favorite swimming spot of the local residents. Indian Falls is also home to the Dawn Institute, a nonprofit organization that promotes organic gardening, education and more. The institute features a community center, which sits above the apple orchard visible from the highway, and a horticultural center on Indian Falls Road. During the harvest season, the center features organic produce sales each Saturday morning.

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Greenville, CA

Many of the businesses lost in the fire are building back, and town citizens have developed a gathering area in the town center which has ‘pop-up’ businesses including a thrift store, food trucks and bar as well as a coffee shop.

Plans are underway for a community resiliency center to house community services such as the library, solar micro-grid to enhance the towns power grid, EV charging stations, walk and bike ways, as well as connecting the Sierra Buttes trail systems from Tahoe, through Greenville to Lake Almanor.

Greenville lodging currently consists of numerous private vacation rentals, campgrounds and trailer parks, and recreation areas including a community park with a picnic area, playground and softball fields.

The widely known annual Gold Digger Days celebration, held the third weekend in July is a highlight of the summer vacation season.

The community has a museum, medical clinics, doctors, dentist, pharmacy, post office, IGA grocery store, restaurants, gas stations, automotive repair, elementary, middle and high school, county library, sheriff’s substation, U.S.F.S. work center, volunteer fire department, and numerous churches, clubs and organizations.

A campground and picnic area are located along Wolf Creek, just north of town for those who prefer close to town camping, complete with barbecue area, sanitary facilities, running water and horse-shoe pits. For non-campers, the community has trailer parks, motels, a hotel, restaurants, and a community park with picnic area playground and a softball field. Logging cattle ranching, Christmas trees, and a buffalo ranch contribute to the local economy. Mining has had its place in Plumas County, and may one day again become an active part of our economy.

The annual Gold Digger Days celebration, held the third weekend in July, is a highlight of the summer vacation season. Indian Valley residents join with many visitors to make it a memorable event.

For photos of the Greenville Indian School, visit http://www.linguistics.ucsb.edu/faculty/bucholtz/re-id/ch09/photo.htm

For general statistics about Greenville, visit http://www.city-data.com/city/Greenville-California.html

Taylorsville, CA

Located on the road to Antelope Lake, the town receives a large number of tourists during the busy summer season. The annual Fourth of July Parade and Silver Buckle Rodeo, as well as the annual Solar Cook-Off, which occurs the second weekend of July, draw crowds from a wide area. 

A historical marker fashioned from a millstone brought around Cape Horn, and used in the first flour mill built in the Pacific Northwest, stands in front of the elementary school west of town.

Photo by Richard McCutcheon

Photo by Richard McCutcheon

Photo by Herman Brown

Photo by Lou Lang