Operating Hours & Seasons

Inside of visitor center


The Visitor Center is staffed Memorial Day-Labor Day seven days a week from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

During the rest of the year, the visitor center is unstaffed.

The visitor center is located at the Tulelake - Butte Valley Fairgrounds Museum located at 800 South Main Street, 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. We recommend calling the fairgrounds to confirm their hours before your visit at 530-667-5312.


Ranger Tours

Tours of both the Tule Lake Segregation Center and Camp Tulelake are offered on Saturdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Tours of the Tule Lake Segregation Center, which include stops at the jail and other areas of significance, begin at the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fairgrounds Museum at 10:00 am and last approximately 2 hours.

Tours of Camp Tulelake include a walk around the remaining buildings of this original Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, begin at the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fairgrounds Museum at 1:00 pm, and last approximately 1 hour.

To reserve a spot on either tour please call 530-260-0537.

Groups larger than 20 and/or groups wanting a tour on a day other than Saturday need to request a tour at least 2 weeks in advance.

For tours on days besides Saturday during the summer or between Labor Day and Memorial Day, please call at least 2 weeks in advance to schedule. Due to staffing, we may not be able to accommodate all requests.

Tours of the cross on Castle Rock and of the foundation on North Crater are available intermittently throughout the year. Please call for more information.

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