The Wild Plumas (California) barely survived the Dixie Fire of 2021. However, the family-run glamping site is determined to reopen and expand.
Last August, Josie and Dan Litchfield, together with their children and animals, barely made it through the fire evacuation while the town of Greenville had been reduced to ashes.
While many of the historic structures from the Gold Panning Days of the 1800s were ruined, Wild Plumas, a picturesque 50-acre campground, was a constant reminder of the couple’s determination to endure and flourish. The campground offers secluded sites and safari-style tents for the guests to rest, renew, and reconnect.
Wild Plumas is located in the heart of The Lost Sierra, an area of Northern California known for its under-the-radar beauty.
Located two hours north of Tahoe, the Lost Sierra offers over a thousand miles of rivers, hundreds of lakes, and hiking trails.
It was the ideal location for the Litchfields to start their dream venture, a glamping campground featuring comfortable canvas tents, acres of privacy, and perks like hot outdoor showers, swimming holes, a meandering river, and more.
Working all week long, Josie and Dan plan to reopen on May 1, a hopeful move for the couple brimming with community spirit.
“This isn’t just a respite from the city, it’s an opportunity to rest, renew, and connect in the wild places of the Lost Sierra. And who doesn’t want to arrive at their campsite with everything already set up for you?” Josie said.
“We have a commitment and responsibility to this community and to the forest and habitat that survived. This was a gorgeous area before the fire, and it’s still a special place. We can’t wait to reopen!”