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


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.


Children's Forest

Cedar Pass Childrens Forest Activity

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

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.


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.

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.

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