Virtual Guidebook to Lassen Volcanic Park and the Modoc Plateau
Pit River
Modoc. Klamath, and Shasta-Trinity National Forests California


The Pit River originates in a broad arc of springs and boggy meadows, then cuts across the Cascade divide to flow down into Lake Shasta and the Sacramento River. The river was developed long ago with a series of hydroelectric dams, diversions, and powerhouses.



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Potem Falls, in a side canyon of the Pit Arm of Shasta Lake

(July 3, 2003)


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A primitive forest service campsite at Rock Creek on the Pit River

(June 23, 2009)


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Lake Britton Dam on the Pit River

(June 24, 2009)


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Floating docks on Lake Britton

(June 24, 2009)


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