• View of the Tule Lake Segregation Center from guard tower on top of Castle Rock

    Tule Lake Unit

Welcome to the Tule Lake Unit of WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument

The Tule Lake Unit became a National Monument along with eight other units in Hawaii and Alaska by Presidential proclamation in December 2008. Tule Lake Unit includes a Civil Conservation Corp camp, a Prisoner of War camp and sites where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during WWII.

Did You Know?

Tules or bulruhes

When the Spanish colonized Mexico and Central America, they borrowed from the native inhabitants the Nahuatl word tollin for a bulrush. The English-speaking settlers of the West in turn borrowed the Spanish word tule to refer to certain varieties of bulrushes native to California.