The Modoc National Forest is located in the northeastern part of California.
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Modoc National Forest

Medicine Lake on the Doublehead Ranger District



 Modoc National Forest is a land of contrasts and unspoiled vacation-hideaway settings. Nestled in the extreme northeastern corner of California, the Modoc National Forest is mountains, pine forests and meadows, lakes, streams, rugged canyons, wetlands, lava beds and high desert plateaus. The Modoc offers you beautiful scenery, varied terrain, abundant wildlife and a memorable visitor experience. 

Banner photo courtesy of Jim Cumming

Recent News


Be Bear Aware

Black bears are not an uncommon site on the Modoc National Forest. There are easy things you can do while enjoying your national public lands to protect yourself and bears from harmful encounters. This brochure should help get you started.

Recreational Drone Flying


The following tips are for responsible hobby or recreational use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or “Drones” on National Forest System Lands.


Americorps Crew 2015

Shows the whole crew and leader in front of Forest Service sign

Nine dutiful volunteers found this summer their service is a vital and cost-effective potential solution to some of our nation’s most difficult challenges.

Big Valley Kids in the Woods Day

Kids listen and learn at this outdoor education event.

Big Valley Kids in the Woods Day marked its twenty-first year with excitement. K-6 students met at the Lava Beds National Park on a beautiful morning full of adventure and learning.


Medicine Lake Clean Up

Shows excavator working to remove fallen trees from campground

Last winter the Modoc National Forest received winds causing significant damage in and around the Medicine Lake area.

Children's Forest

Cedar Pass Childrens Forest Activity

The Modoc National Forest was the place to be for three days of “Children’s Forest”.

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