Visitor Center

One reserved van-accessible parking space. Other parking is unmarked, level, and on hard-packed gravel and dirt. A wheelchair-accessible ramp leads from the parking lot to the building entrance.
Exhibit space and ranger station are wheelchair accessible. Please ask a ranger for assistance with shop items. Indoor restroom is an accessible, single-user room.

Camp Tulelake

There are both steps, with a handrail, and a ramp leading into the north wing of the barrack, making it the only building that is accessible. The grounds can be walked while on a tour, but please use caution as there are rodent holes, old boards, old nails, and other small debris scattered about the grounds. Some assistance maybe needed in areas of loose dirt for those in wheelchairs. Visitors can also view wayside panels outside of the barrack while on a tour, and can view two exhibit panels from the pull out off of Hill Rd.


Tule Lake Segregation Center Jail

There is one reserved van-accessible parking space. Other parking is unmarked, level, and on hard-packed gravel or dirt. The nearest wheelchair-accessible restroom is 0.4 miles south at the visitor center.

The temporary path to the entrance of the jail is a hard plastic track. Heat and other weather conditions can warp the track and make it impassible. Some assistance may be needed for those using a wheelchair or other mobility device. Once inside the jail, you'll find a smooth concrete floor and wide doorways between the rooms and cells.


*Reminder, both Camp Tulelake & Tule Lake Segregation Center Jail are only open during a Ranger guided tour.


Tulelake – Butte Valley Fairgrounds Museum

The parking lot has a gently sloping paved approach to the visitor center, and one accessible parking spot large enough for van access. Outside the museum you can see a guard tower top and half of a barrack from Tule Lake. Inside, you can explore the museum, peruse the bookstore, and watch a video about Tule Lake. Please ask a ranger to turn on closed captioning if needed. The museum has an audio tour that accompanies the exhibits as well as some touch exhibits related to the cultural history of the area. Due to limited space, some bookstore items may be hard to reach, however rangers are happy to assist.

Last updated: August 20, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1240
Tulelake, CA 96134


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

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