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

    Tule Lake Unit

Directions

Plane

Medford, Oregon (MFR) is the closest airport, and is a 2-hour drive away. The closest major airport is Reno, NV (about 4 hours away), while Portland, OR and San Francisco, CA are each about 6 hours' drive from the monument.


Car

From the I-5 corridor

Take U.S. 97 north at Weed (50 miles.) Turn right on California Hwy. 161 (also known as Stateline Road.) There will be signs for Tulelake and Lava Beds National Monument. Travel east on CA 161 (19 miles) through the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge to California Hwy. 139. Turn right (4 miles) to Tulelake. Turn right on East "W" Street. Turn Left on Main Street. The temporary park is housed in the museum at the TuleLake-Butte Valley Fair Grounds, 800 Main Street, Tulelake, CA.

From Klamath Falls, Or.

Take Oregon Hwy. 39 south approximately 20 miles until it enters the town of Merrill, OR. Travel through Merril and continue South on 139 to the junction for Tulelake, CA. Turn right onto Main Street. The temporary Park Headquarters is located at the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fairgrounds. 800 Main Street, Tulelake, CA.

From the Redding or Lassen National Volcanic Park areas via California Hwy. 299

Turn north at Bieber on Hackamore / Lookout Road to California Hwy. 139. Travel north on CA 139 until you reach the junction for Tulelake. Turn left onto Main Street. The temporary Park Headquarters is located at the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fairgrounds. 800 Main Street, Tulelake, CA.

Public Transportation

No public transportation is available.

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.