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

    Tule Lake Unit

News

Tule Lake Jail with Castle Rock in the background.

Tule Lake Jail with Castle Rock in the background.

Park News

July 16, 2014 - Tule Lake Unit Request Public Comments on Jail Restoration

July 3, 2014 - Examine the prejudice that Japanese American veterans from Hood River, Oregon experienced upon their return home from serving our country in World War II.

June 12, 2014 - National Park Service Announces $2.9 Million in Grants to Preserve and Interpret World War II Japanese American Confinement Sites

June 12, 2014 - Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant

June 9, 2014 - New exhibit about Tule Lake added to the Collier Interpretive and Information Center located on I-5, in hopes of attracting visitors to the site.

June 1, 2014 - The Tule Lake Pilgrimage Committee has scheduled its 20th biennial pilgrimage for July 4 through 7, 2014. This year a number of events are open to the public, free of charge, to welcome and encourage local residents to attend and learn about the Tule Lake story and to hear from individuals who survived the wartime injustice.

May 1, 2014 - Tule Lake Committee Helps Preserve the Iconic Jail

April 1, 2014 - Emergency Stabilization of Camp Tulelake

March 2, 2014 - Help CyArk beta test their Tule Lake Project!

February 19, 2014 - Hello friends and supporters of Tule Lake! Here is the first of a new series of newsletters and informational updates to keep you updated on what is happening at the Tule Lake Unit.

February 12, 2014 - The Tule Lake Unit of WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument would like to share in the remembrance of one of America’s greatest failures related to constitutional and civil liberties.

 
 
Jail door donation

Park Rangers loading jail cell doors that were donated to the Tule Lake Unit.

December 10, 2012 - Winter Tours at Tule Lake

September 6, 2012 - Significant Pieces of History Donated

July 23, 2012 - The Bi-Annual Pilgrimage Held at Tule Lake Site

 
 
 
Smithsonian Exhibit of Japanese American Internment Art
March 5, 2010 - January 30, 2011

The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1956 will be on exhibit at the Smithsonian, Washington, DC, Special Exhibition Galleries, 1st floor, Renwick Gallery. More Information>

Listen to an NPR story about the exhibit and the place of art in the internment story by Susan Stamberg. Story link>


New Park is established by Presidential Proclamation


View the proclamation that established the WW II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in December, 2008. Proclamation>

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.