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

    Tule Lake Unit

Operating Hours & Seasons

Hours

The Visitor Center is staffed Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

From Labor Day - Memorial Day the visitor center is staffed Friday through Tuesday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (days and hours subject to change).

The visitor center is located at the Tulelake Butte Valley Fairgrounds Museum, at 800 Main St., Tulelake, CA. The Fairgrounds Museum is open year round Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and provides exhibits and brochures about the Tule Lake Segregation Center and Camp Tulelake.

 

Summer Tours (Memorial Day - Labor Day Weekend)

Tours of both Camp Tulelake and the Tule Lake Segregation Center are offered on Saturday's at 1:00pm and are limited to 20 people. Tours meet at the visitor center located at the Tulelake Fairgrounds at 800 Main St. Tulelake CA. Groups larger than 10 and/or groups seeking a guided tour on a day other than Saturday should contact the Visitor Center at least 2 weeks in advance to submit this request. Though we make every effort to accommodate such tours, not all requests can be filled at this time. Fall

Tours During the Fall, tours are offered for the Tule Lake Segregation Center and Camp Tulelake Friday through Tuesday upon request only and should be scheduled no later than 2 weeks in advance. Tours are limited by staff availability and Fall hours may be subject to change. To reserve your spot on a tour please call 530-260-0537.

Did You Know?

Guard Tower Tule Lake Segregation Center

When Tule Lake became a high-security segregation center, the number of guard towers surrounding the site was increased from six to twenty-eight. The towers were manned by armed guards.