Managing Tule Lake is an effort shared by park staff and the public. This portion of the park website is to provide the public with information regarding planning and management issues at the park.

Superintendent's Compendium

The Superintendent's Compendium is the summary of park specific rules implemented under Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations (36 CFR). It serves as public notice, identifies areas closed for public use, provides a list of activities requiring a special use permit or reservation, and elaborates on public use and resource protection regulations pertaining specifically to the administration of Tule Lake National Monument.


Amendments / Temporary Regulations

No amendments or temporary regulations at this time. Please see the Superintendent's Compendium for all park specific regulations.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When was the Tule Lake Unit created?

Tule Lake National Monument was originally called the Tule Lake Unit and was created by President George W. Bush on December 5, 2008. It was one of nine units in the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument. As a part of the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act signed into law on March 12, 2019 the site was redesignated the Tule Lake National Monument.

How is the Tule Lake National Monument managed?

Tule Lake National Monument is managed by the National Park Service, and is the responsibility of Lava Beds National Monument.


All the lands that make up the Tule Lake National Monument were federal lands prior to the creation of the unit.

Three areas make up the Tule Lake National Monument. They all play a role in interpreting the history of the incarceration of people of Japanese ancestry during WWII. These three areas are:

  • A portion of the original Tule Lake Segregation Center (37 acres) in Newell, CA
  • The Peninsula, also known as Castle Rock (1,293 acres), southeast of Newell, CA on Highway 139
  • Camp Tulelake Civilian Conservation Corps Camp on Hill Road east of Tulelake, CA

To learn about other laws and policies or to see the superientendent's compendium please visit the Laws and Policies page.

Last updated: January 28, 2024

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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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