Top 5 Things to do in Tulelake, United States

October 15, 2017 Matilde Konrad

Tulelake (/ˈtuːlileɪk/ TOO-lee-layk) is a city in Northeastern Siskiyou County, California, United States, at an elevation of 4,066 feet (1,239 m) above sea level. The town is named after nearby Tule Lake. The population was 1,010 at the 2010 census, down from 1,020 at the 2000 census.
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1. Lava Beds National Monument

Tulelake, CA 96134 +1 530-667-8113
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4.5 based on 285 reviews

Lava Beds National Monument

Reviewed By TNF_12 - Hockessin, Delaware

Fantastic visit where I learnt about and explored Lava tubes. These are such unique geological features, and so impressive. Suggest to start with a visit to the visitor center. The rangers can guide you with the best activities for your interests and available time.
I visited MushPot and Skull Cave, both very impressive Lava Tubes. I would love to visit again and spend more time in this unique National Monument.

2. Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge

4009 Hill Rd, Tulelake, CA 96134-9758 +1 530-667-2231
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Reviewed By NancyMcIntosh - Phoenix, Oregon

If you like birds, and who doesn't, here's your spot! Especially good during winter migration starting in September. Saw lots of egrets today and coots aka mud hens. Also nearby is a war interment camp where the actor George Takei spent some time as a child with his parents. Very sad part of our American history. A lot of Modoc Indian history took place in this area as well. The entire drive is a lesson in history and the archeological features are outstanding...near the Lava Beds National Monument...we hit both places this day! A full day get away...but totally worth it!

3. Tulelake - Butte Valley Museum

800 South Main Street, Tulelake, CA 96134 +1 530-667-5312
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5 based on 8 reviews

Tulelake - Butte Valley Museum

Reviewed By Zumwalt - Seattle

The museum exhibits about the local history on the Klamath Basin, including the development of local communities, the Tule Lake Segregation Center and Camp Tulelake. and the Modoc War.

The Museum also has a station for a National Park service member who is there at certain times, check their website. They can provide a ton of information on segregation center, camp tulelake and the lava beds.

Here you will find 1/2 of a barrack, displaying how family and bachelor quarters might of been set up during WWII. The barrack also displays how homesteaders after WWII converted the barracks into their homes. You'll also find the top of a guard tower, a mural of the camp, and other exhibits. I found it more interesting than looking at the original site as you could good a closer look at things. The original site only has a few buildings standing that can only be viewed at certain times with park service staff.

They have a one-hour audiotape tour of the museum avaiable.
Rates > Adults: $3 • Seniors 55 & over: $2 • Children (6-12): $1

4. Tule Lake War Relocation Center

Northeast side CA State Route 139, Tulelake, CA
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4 based on 24 reviews

Tule Lake War Relocation Center

Reviewed By edb121212 - North Carolina

I have been to the relocation site in Idaho (Minidoka) and so was expecting about the same. Although there are no buildings left in Minidoka they did have a awesome museum. Tule Lake does have the jail they have saved and you can tell the park service is planning on doing more but right now it just gives you an idea of what part of the country they were kept. I was told that war prisoners were also kept here but there was no mention of them. As another reviewer pointed out, the museum is focused on the local history of the town and although it is very nice I was disappointed there was nothing about the relocation center. We went too early in the season to get a tour but I would recommend taking a tour, I think you would enjoy it more then going on your own.

5. Tule Lake Unit of WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument

800 Main Street, Tulelake, CA 96134 +1 530-260-0537
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3.5 based on 5 reviews

Tule Lake Unit of WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument

Reviewed By Cynthia P - San Jose, California

This museum is located in the Tulelake Fairground Museum. It has small displays of WWII and other war uniforms and artifacts. The outdoor area has old farm equipment, and displays of living quarters for the Internment Camp residents. There is also a guard tower.

It is small so the Park Ranger is not always present. There is a small charge to tour the museum. You can do a quick walk through or spend much more time viewing the old documents, papers and exhibits.

Tule Lake itself, is beautiful and well worth a drive around. If you like bird watching they are plentiful.

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