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

    Tule Lake Unit


Executive Order 9066

Executive Order 9066 Collage

National Park Service

Park News

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 of WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument.

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.

November 6, 2013 - The NPS partnered with Densho to provide a teacher workshop to over 30 local teachers in Klamath Falls. Teachers who attended learned ways to incorporate primary sources into their lesson plans that tell the story of Japanese American incarceration during WWII. As part of the workshop, teachers were treated to a field trip to the Tule Lake Segregation Center. Additionally, several teachers who attended the workshop will receive bus funding from the grant for their classes to take a field trip to the site.

September 10, 2013 - The National Park Service will hold public workshops in Sacramento, Berkeley, San Francisco, and San Jose to plan for new National Monument at Tule Lake.

August 30, 2013 - $3 Million Budgeted For Sixth Year of Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program

July 11, 2013 - NPS to Hold Public Meetings in Southern California to Plan for New National Monument

June 19, 2013 - Youth Leadership Summit Held at Tule Lake Unit

June 11, 2013 - NPS Begins Planning for Tule Lake with Public Meetings

May 5, 2013 - NPS Continues Tule Lake Unit Planning Effort with Public Meetings

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?

Babies at Tule Lake Segregation Center

Despite the camp's conditions, life continued during the years Japanese Americans were incarcerated at Tule Lake. 1,490 babies were born and 331 people died.