Operating Hours & Seasons
The visitor center is located at the Tulelake - Butte Valley Fairgrounds Museum, and is staffed Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
From October till Memorial Day the visitor center is not staffed. However, 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.
From Memorial Day through 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.
Groups larger than 20 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 request a tour.
During the Fall, tours are offered for the Tule Lake Segregation Center and Camp Tulelake upon request only and should be scheduled no later than 2 weeks in advance. Tours are limited by staff availability. To request a tour please call the Lava Beds visitor center at 530-667-8113.