Alturas Field Office

Pit River Canyon Wilderness Study Area

Pit River Canyon
Wilderness Study Area

The Pit River Canyon Wilderness Study Area (WSA) is comprised of 10,984 acres and has outstanding opportunities for solitude or primitive types of unconfined recreation. There are 13 miles of the Pit River within the WSA with dynamic geology, wildlife, and historic values. The flats above the canyon have yearlong populations of deer and antelope, while birds of prey utilize the canyon resources. Segments of the 1848 National Historic Lassen Emigrant Trail is located within the boundary of the WSA. Legal access is limited due to intermingled private and public lands, always secure permission prior to entry.