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California whitewater, Pit River

Lassen county, Nubieber to Pittville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     24 miles
  The scenic beauty of Lassen County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The put-in is not too far from Redding, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Getting a good workout and a
    chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. This river system has a few good
paddling stretches and the Nubieber to Pittville section is one of them. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with not too many other places for that. Whitewater paddling here in the Southern Cascade Range is a great experience. This  
section of Pit River in California is 24 miles long and is a class IV-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to encounter some wonderful folks from Lookout here. Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park is a great spot. Through the warmest time of the year at Pit River highs are frequently in the 80's, and during summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. High temperatures through the wintertime are normally in the 40's while the cold winter nights at Pit River are in the 20's.

Pit River, Nubieber to Pittville road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Pit River.
 Whitewater Near Pit River:
Pit River, Lassen County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 24 miles long (Nubieber to Pittville)
Pit River, Shasta County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 10 miles long (Fall River Mills Bridge to Route 299 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Pit River:
Mount Shasta, California , 68 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
Warner Canyon, Oregon , 89 miles away, 730 foot drop, 1 lifts, 14 runs
 Hotels Near Pit River:
Best Western Rose Quartz Inn, Chester , 40 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pit River:
Lassen Pines RV Resort, Mcarthur, 3 miles away
Inter-Mountain Fair of Shasta county, Fall River Mills, 12 miles away
Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park - Horr Pond, Fall River Mills, 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pit River:
Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mineral - CA , 44 miles away
Lava Beds National Monument, Tulelake - CA , 48 miles away
Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park, California , 14 miles away
Lassen National Forest, California , 17 miles away
McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, California , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pit River:
Fall River Valley Golf & Country Club, Fall River Mills , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Pit River
Ballard Reservoir, Lassen , 18 miles away

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