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

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. 



Winter Adventure Safety

Picturesque sky at sunset on the Modoc

Winter adventures like Christmas tree hunting, sledding, snowmobiling and skiing are all fun winter activities that require driving into the Forest during inclimate conditions. The Modoc National Forest would like for your adventure to be fun and safe, here are a few suggestions to keep in mind.

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.

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Sage Grouse Working Group award

Group accepts the Award

The Modoc National Forest is part of the Clear Lake Sage Grouse Working Group, which seeks to preserve and enhance the local Sage Grouse population in the Clear Lake Management Unit. 

Sawlogs support restoration

Shows loader putting large bundle of small-diameter logs into chipper and chips flying into trailer.

The Craig Timber Sale on the Devils Garden Ranger District will provide 5.2 million board feet of biomass and 3.7 million board feet of lumber-quality timber.


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.

Mill Creek Water

Shows one of the new tanks in the new system at Mill Creek Campground.

Modoc National Forest has replaced and improved the aging Mill Creek Campground drinking water system within the Warner Mountain Ranger District.

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