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

Banner photo courtesy of Jim Cumming

The Modoc National Forest is a land of contrasts and unspoiled vacation hideaways. 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 beautiful scenery, varied terrain, abundant wildlife and an unforgettable visitor experience. 


Recent News


Recreation Fee Program Accomplishment Highlights 2014

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

This report shows accomplishments by the Recreation Program on the Forest in fiscal year 2014.

Be Bear Aware

Black bears are not an uncommon sight 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.

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PIT projects provide...

Shows college student learning from archaeologist at 2015 Passport in Time (PIT) project.

Through a sea of brightly colored pin flags and old gnarled juniper within the vast sagebrush is a group of Passport in Time volunteers of all ages and backgrounds.

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.


Children's Forest 2015

Cedar Pass Childrens Forest Activity

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

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.

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