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

    Tule Lake Unit

Things To Know Before You Come


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, at 800 Main St., Tulelake, CA.

There are no services or amenities located at Camp Tulelake or the Tule Lake Segregation Center location. Restrooms and bookstore items can be found at the visitor center. Gas, food, and lodging can all be found in Tulelake, and in Merrill and Klamath Falls Oregon.


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.

Please note that there will be no tour on the 4th of July Weekend (7/5/14) due to Pilgrimage events. Please see the below flyer for information on activities open to the public that Saturday.

Public Event Flyer

Map & Site Locations

Map of the Monument

Map of the Tule Lake Unit Locations>

Visitor Center

The visitor center is located at 800 Main St. at the Tulelake Fairgrounds.

Camp Tulelake

The Camp 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.

Tule Lake Segregation Center

The Jail and parts of the old stockade can be viewed from the outside on Highway 139 near Newell, CA.

Did You Know?

German POWs

Approximately 150,000 German and Italian POWs arrived in the United States after the surrender of Gen. Rommel's Afrika Korps in 1943. When the war was over, there were 425,000 enemy prisoners in 511 main and branch camps. Camp Tulelake was a branch camp.