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.

"You have created such a welcoming "home away from home." Every detail was appreciated and every kindness made me grateful. Our guide was knowledgeable and gentlemanly teacher with a positive attitude and respect for nature."

Marsha Malis

"We had a great time. You have an uncanny eye for the little amenities that make a stay so appealing. You genuinely care that your guests have the best possible experience."

Douglas Higgins

"What a beautiful experience you allowed us to have for the 3 days we spent at the Lodge. We hope to be back soon."

Joanne & Nunzio Alioto

"Clearwater Lodge is a piece of paradise! Very enjoyable and the fishing was great. I'll be back."

Jane Lyons Conover

"I am glad I learned how to fly fish. I learned from the best guides, Mike & John"


"We had a wonderful time staying at the Lodge and learning the art of fly fishing. You have created a new generation of anglers in our family and we hope to return to learn more."

Pat Caskey