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


The 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


2015 Sportsman's Expo

Fishing at Blue Lake on the south end of the Warner Mountains

Please join us June 20 & 21 at Veteren's Memorial Park, 500 S. Main/Hwy 395 Alturas. CA for the 2015 Sportsman's Expo put on by Modoc Outdoor Recreation and Tourism (MORT).


Employees Honor Firefighters

Dog and runner at 2015 Shawn and Tom Memorial Firefighter Run

The Fifth Annual Shawn and Tom Firefighter Memorial Run was held Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Lava Beds National Monument in Tulelake, Calif.

Kingsley Field Veteran Recruitment

F-15 at Kingsley Fiend

Forest personnel recently attended a recruitment event at nearby Kingsley Field, home of the Oregon Air National Guard's (OANG) 173rd Fighter Wing.


Boy Scouts Assist UNR

Shows UNR student handing off a goose egg that had been eaten by a predator

The UNR Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society recently approached Warner Mountain Wildlife Biologist, Mary Flores with the idea of gaining field experience on the Modoc.

Students Prevent Wildfires

Shows Smokey Bear with the winners of the 2015 Wildfire Prevention Poster Contest

Forest Supervisor, Amanda McAdams recently visited Alturas Elementary to honor the winners of a Fire Prevention Poster Contest.

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