Towns of Indian Valley


The largest community in Indian Valley traces its history back for more than a century. Commercial center for the entire valley, Greenville offers a full range of business and service establishments to a permanent population of approximately 2,000 residents. At an elevation of 3,570 feet, with an annual precipitation of 25 to 40 inches (divided between rain and snow), we have a typical four-season climate. The temperature varies with the season from an average low of 20 above to an average high of 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

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.

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Canyon Dam

Canyon Dam is the most westerly town of Indian Valley and serves as the Gateway to Lake Almanor. It has a store, post office, motel, and a trailer and RV park to meet the needs of residents and visitors.


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.

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.

A slideshow of Taylorsville by Richard McCutcheon can be found here.

Crescent Mills

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.


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

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.