Recreational residences [cabins] & other recreational facilities [commercial uses & camps] are placed on US Forest Service [USFS] lands by Permit. These 'Permittees' incorporated under the laws of the State of California as a not-for-profit utility provider called the Pinecrest Permittees Association [PPA] in 1950.

The purposes of the association were to provide water, sewer, garbage and fire fighting services. The association also supplements ‘law enforcement’. The PPA is a membership organization with an elected Board of Directors which directs overall PPA policy. This Board hires a General Manager for running the day-to-day operations. The original Board of Directors consisted of 8 members but the Board has grown to 11 to represent the broader range of Permittees in the Pinecrest Basin needing utility services.

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News & Announcements

  • Jun 10, 2016 | 6:30am

    Since the actual Fourth of July is on a Monday ... we will meet in the Amphitheater on the 2nd at 10:00 ... sign-ins at 9:30 !!

  • May 31, 2016 | 10:00pm

    Since the actual Fourth of July is on a Monday, we will meet in the Amphitheater on the 2nd at 10:00... sign-ins at 9:30!!

  • May 10, 2016 | 4:16pm

    Pacific Gas & Electric Co. divers will be performing work on the tower outlet gates of Strawberry Dam, which feeds Pinecrest Lake; this was last completed in 1996.

  • Mar 10, 2016 | 10:34am

    Due to snowy [YAY!] conditions in Pinecrest the Board will conduct it's first 2016 Quarterly Meeting at the Pine Tree Restaurant [19601 Hess Ave - just off Hwy 108] on March 19.

  • Mar 9, 2016 | 10:36am

    Our local liaison with NFH has suggested these candidates:

    President > Jay Tripathi

    Treasurer > Glen Hildreth