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Facilities

Established Camping

Pit River Campground

About

Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Land Management

The Pit River Recreation area is adjacent to the Pit River, has a small campground with eight campsites with tables, metal firerings, and barbeque pits. Amenities include: two single wheelchair accessible restrooms, a kayak launch ramp, and an accessible fishing pier. Camping:$8.00/night

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Location

Pit River Campground is located in California

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Redding, California, take Highway 299 East toward Burney, California. After Burney, go 12-miles east until you see the sign "Pit Power House" road. Follow the signs downhill to the campground.

Address

Bureau of Land Management Applegate Field Office 708 West 12th Street
Alturas, CA 96101

Coordinates

40.991746 N
121.507684 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Good
  • Verizon
    Fair
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

For Vehicles

  • Big Rig Friendly

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4 Reviews

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Reviewed Aug. 28, 2023

Small campground near the Pitt River.

The campground host, Warren, is great!  He keeps the cleanest pit toilets and takes time to chat with campers about what to do around the campground.

Month of VisitAugust
b
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2023

Cheap, beautiful, clean, peaceful, and a great host

Beautiful campsite, usually pretty empty on weekdays. We went in late May and it's lovely, across our campsite was the river which was also gorgeous. Super green. The camp host Jeff is super sweet and fun to talk to so if you see him say hi!

The group site is being cleaned right now so it was not open when we were there, it should re-open around June 5. All other sites are open and beautiful. 

Enjoy! :)

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Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Pit River Campground by bodhi , June 1, 2023
Angie M.
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2020

Empty

So nice! 8 camp spots sites are super close to the river. Great fishing, swimming lagoon, picnic tables, fire rings ( no fires right now ), vault toilets, and quiet. We were literally the only people who were camping. Paved road and stunning views

  • Review photo of Pit River Campground by Angie M., September 2, 2020
  • Review photo of Pit River Campground by Angie M., September 2, 2020
  • Review photo of Pit River Campground by Angie M., September 2, 2020
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Greg B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2020

A nice place to stop....

Right off Hwy 299 & below the powerhouse at Fall River Mills. There in no cell service down at these 8 basic & 1 group camps. Clean pit toilets. 1 camp host, but never saw them. LOTS of poison oak surrounding area. Easy walk to a scenic river.

  • Review photo of Pit River Campground by Greg B., June 18, 2020
  • Review photo of Pit River Campground by Greg B., June 18, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Pit River Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Pit River Campground does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Pit River Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is fair, AT&T is unknown, and T-Mobile is unknown.