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Camp Pit River is located in the Mt. Shasta region at an elevation of 2,000 feet, where the days are warm and nights are cool. The area is well known for superior hunting, and the spring-fed waters of the Pit River provide excellent fishing conditions consistent with cold water temperatures. Iron Canyon Reservoir is located within 20 minutes from camp where a public boat ramp is available. Throughout the area, photographer buffs can capture the brilliance of spring wildflowers or the vivid colors of fall, and hikers can enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife along wooded trails.

The camp is somewhat isolated, so provisions for several days should be taken along. There is a general store with limited grocery supplies in Big Bend. The nearest town is Burney which is located about 35 miles from camp.

Camp Pit River Layout

Cabin Information

Seventeen Units - one (5 person), fourteen (6 person), two (eight person)

Each unit has the following: table with chairs, beds (see cabin layout), one bathroom with shower with the exception of cabins 8 and 18 which have two bathrooms with showers. The bathroom in cabin 3 includes a bathtub.

Fully equipped kitchen which includes the following: electric range, refrigerator, kitchenware (dishes, silverware, etc.), cooking utensils,coffee maker, toaster.

Barbecues provided. (Bring your own charcoal).

Campers are to provide their own linens (sheets, pillowcases, pillows, blankets & towels) food and soap.

Heated swimming pool and wading pool

Camp Features:

Heated swimming pool and wading pool in peak season

Playground for children

Laundry facilities available

Area is well-known for superior hunting and the Pit River provides excellent fishing

A public boat ramp is located within 20 minutes from camp at Iron Canyon Reservoir

Typical Pitt River Cabin

1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Two 1D, 4T
3 One 1D, 3T
4, 6 Two 1D, 4T
5 One 1D, 4T
8, 9 Three 1D, 6T
10 Three 1D, 4T
D=Double Bed; T=Twin Bed

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Camp Pit River is approximately 60 miles east of Redding near the Pit River and about three miles southeast of Big Bend. From Highway 299, turn left on Big Bend Road which is approximately four (4) miles from Montgomery Creek. Take Big Bend Road for approximately seventeen (17) miles, then turn right on Haggin Flat Road, and go 1.7 miles to Camp Pit River.

Water-Sports Advisory

In recent years, several water bodies in the southwestern United States, including California, have become infested with the non-native Quagga mussel. This species is very invasive and once introduced can proliferate rapidly. The spread of these mussels can be very damaging to the native ecosystem and ultimately cause significant harm to water collection and distribution systems, including power generating facilities. Fortunately they have not currently know to exist in any PG&E reservoirs. The biggest risk in the spread of this species is the movement of watercraft or water related equipment from infested waters. If you are planning to bring a boat or other water borne equipment to a PSEA facility find out more about how you can help prevent the spread of this species by going to the Department of Fish and Game website at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/invasives/quaggamussel.