Permits & Reservations


Tours are offered between Memorial Day and Labor Day on Thursdays through Sundays and are limited to a maximum of 10 people per tour. Please check our calendar for available dates.

Groups who want a tour on a day other than Thursdays through Sundays need to request a tour at least 2 weeks in advance. Due to limited staffing, we may not be able to accommodate all requests. Please check our Guided Tours page for more information.

To reserve a spot on a tour, please call 530-664-4015 or 530-667-8119.

School Groups: please call 530-667-8119 to set up your tour at least two weeks in advance.

Segregation Center

Tours of the Tule Lake Segregation Center include stops at the jail and other areas of significance. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Time: 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
Duration: 1.5 hours

Camp Tulelake

Tours of Camp Tulelake are currently unavailable due to preservation efforts. The original Civilian Conservation Corps Camp buildings can be seen from the entrance gate of the camp.


Special Use Permits

Within the Tule Lake National Monument you can find many places that can be ideal for a variety of special activities. Most special events and activities held within the park require a Special Use Permit. These permits are issued and approved only after National Park Service staff determines that the activity will not impair park values, resources, and visitor enjoyment.

The goal of the park in issuing a permit is to maintain public health and safety, protect environmental or scenic values, protect natural or cultural resources, allow for equitable allocation and use of facilities, or avoid conflict among visitor use activities.

Please visit our Special Use Permits page to determine what kind of permit you might need or you can contact the Park Special Uses Coordinator by emailing or calling 530-667-8111 for more information


Scientific Research and Collecting Permit

Scientific or Research Permits are separate from Special Use Permits and are required before conducting any research within the park. This permit is required for most scientific activities pertaining to natural resources or social science studies in National Park System areas that involve fieldwork, specimen collection, and/or have the potential to disturb resources or visitors.

When permits are required for scientific activities pertaining solely to cultural resources, including archeology, ethnography, history, cultural museum objects, cultural landscapes, and historic and prehistoric structures, other permit procedures apply. You can apply for a Scientific Research and Collecting Permit online through the National Park Service Research Permit and Reporting System.

For more information about research at Tule Lake National Monument please contact the Chief of Integrated Resources Management at 530-667-8103.

Last updated: July 18, 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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