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

    Tule Lake Unit

Plan Your Visit

Ranger Giving Tour inside Tule Lake Segregation Center Jail

Ranger giving tour inside the Tule Lake Segregation Center Jail

Hours

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.


The Visitor Center is located at the Tulelake Fairgrounds Museum, 800 Main Street, Tulelake, CA.


Map of Tule Lake Unit Sites

 

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.

 

Fees

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.

 
Modern view of Camp Tule Lake

Camp Tulelake

Camp Tulelake
is located on Hill Road approximately two miles north of the Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. You can see the outside of the buildings from the road.

Camp Tulelake Site Bulletin>
 
Modern View of the Jail at the Tule Lake Segregation Center Stockade

Tule Lake Segregation Center Jail

The Tule Lake Segregation Center Jail
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?

Tules or bulruhes

When the Spanish colonized Mexico and Central America, they borrowed from the native inhabitants the Nahuatl word tollin for a bulrush. The English-speaking settlers of the West in turn borrowed the Spanish word tule to refer to certain varieties of bulrushes native to California.