History of Clearwater Lodge
Clearwater Lodge on the Pit River is a magnificent Arts and Crafts building dating to 1921. Using lava rock and clear fir from the surrounding forests, skilled craftsmen created a masterwork of lodge architecture unique in California. Paneled walls and tall beamed ceilings rise above the clear fir floors. The original copper and stained glass chandeliers illuminate the Great Room. The original 1923 billiard table has been restored and serves as a gathering place for evening entertainment.
The Lodge and surrounding property originally served as the housing and recreation facility for the staff and operators of the adjacent PG&E Pit One Power House as well as other power houses in the vicinity. It has evolved into a renowned fly fishing destination that has hosted anglers exploring the wonderful variety of trout waters of northeastern California for over 80 years.