Plan Your Visit
The Visitor Center is staffed Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day from 8:30am - 5:00pm
From Labor Day - Memorial Day the visitor center is unstaffed, but you may view the exhibits and pick up maps and brochures Monday - Friday from 9:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
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.
To reserve your spot on the 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.
There is no fee for touring either locations of the Tule Lake Unit.
There is a fee for visiting the Tulelake Fairgrounds Museum of local history.
is located on Highway 139 near Newell, CA. You can see the outside of the jail from the road near a State of California roadside historical marker. Currently, funds are being raised to restore this building.
Learn more about the restoration>
Did You Know?
Martial law was imposed on November 14, 1943. The Army took control of the Tule Lake Segregation Center with 1,200 armed soldiers. The 28 guard towers were manned 24/7 by armed soldiers, 8 tanks, 6 patrol cars. The Army had 18 horses used by the guards to patrol the perimeter of the prison.