Clear Lake Sage Grouse Restoration


Popular Recreation Activities

Camping Rocks and Minerals Mountain Biking Fishing Hiking Hunting

We have lots more information about recreation opportunities across the forest!

​Need to Know


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.

Recreational Drone Safety

If you fly we can't

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

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Fire prevention poster contest

Jennifer Leneave talks to local students about fire safety, showing a graphic

Modoc National Forest wants to thank CALFIRE, Modoc County Public Health, Alturas Fire Department, Adin Fire Department and BLM

South Bench prescribed burn

Shows female burn boss talking on the radio

Modoc National Forest Fire and Fuels personnel took advantage of recent cool weather and mild wind to conduct maintenance prescribed burning on the Doublehead Ranger District.


Swanson Canyon Project a success

Pile burn on Swanson Canyon WUI Project

Fire and Fuels personnel will enter the final phase of Swanson Canyon Fuels Reduction and Riparian Enhancement Project, a 485-acre fuels-reduction project near Modoc Recreational Estates.

Wild horse adopted, brought home

Shows small black Devil's Garden gelding after adoption at his new home ion Davis Creek

Devil’s Garden mustang adoptions began last week. One was a blue roan yearling gelding adopted by Tessa Glaze of Davis Creek, CA. She named him Tuffy.

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