Welcome to the Tule Lake Monument

Tule Lake National Monument includes both Tule Lake Segregation Center, the largest and most controversial of the sites where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II, and Camp Tulelake, which was first a Civilian Conservation Corps camp, then an additional facility to detain Japanese Americans, and finally a prisoner of war camp.

Tule Lake Segregation Center
Tule Lake Segregation Center

Converted to a high-security Segregation Center in 1943, Tule Lake became the largest of the 10 War Relocation Authority (WRA) camps.

Camp Tulelake
Camp Tulelake

Camp Tulelake, a former Civilian Conservation Corps camp, later housed Japanese Americans in 1943 and German POWs from 1944-1946

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Plan Your Visit

The visitor center is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Thur-Mon. To request a tour call (530) 664-4015 at least 2 weeks in advance.

Publications
Publications

Learn more about Tule Lake National Monument and WWII by looking through our publications

Last updated: January 28, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1240
Tulelake, CA 96134

Phone:

(530) 664 4015
or call (530) 667 8113 for the Lava Beds National Monument Visitor Center.

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