Modoc National Forest-Welcome!

Forest Road 31 (Parker Creek Rd.) 

Forest Road 31 (42N31) also known as Parker Creek Road is is now repaired and open. Visitors should be cautious and travel slowly, as it’s now a narrow one-lane road. 

Where the West Still Lives

A vast expanse of contrasts and unspoiled settings for a vacation hideaway nestled in the extreme northeastern corner of California. The diverse topography ranges from the volcanic Cascades, to the wild and scenic Warner Mountains with forests, range and the Devil's Garden in between.

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Campground Host(s) Needed

For the 2023 camping season, Modoc National Forest is looking for friendly couples or individuals to fill campground host positions across the Forest. Opportunities include Blue Lake Campground, Howard’s Gulch Campground, and Medicine Lake Recreation Area. Camp host(s) are expected to camp on-site through the season and provide general oversight and management of the facility, provide information to visitors, and coordinate with Forest Service staff on a frequent basis. For more information and to apply visit the .

  • Wildfire Crisis Strategy Landscapes

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    In January 2022, the Forest Service launched a robust, 10-year strategy to address the wildfire crisis in the places where it poses the most immediate threats to communities. The strategy, called “Confronting the Wildfire Crisis: A Strategy for Protecting Communities and Improving Resilience in America’s Forests,” (leer en español) combines a historic investment of congressional funding with years of scientific research and planning into a national effort that will dramatically increase the scale and pace of forest health treatments over the next decade. Through the strategy, the agency will work with states, Tribes and other partners to addresses wildfire risks to critical infrastructure, protect communities, and make forests more resilient.

  • Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Info

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    Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory is 500-square miles of rolling, rough terrain, just outside Alturas, California. This is the largest wild horse territory managed by the Forest Service in terms of size and population.

  • Plan Your Adventure

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    There's lots to do in this forest, like hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, and more.

    Looking for friendly couples or individuals to fill campground host positions across the Forest. For more information and to apply visit the .

  • Fire Danger

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    There is a LOW level of fire danger.

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Be Bear Aware

a black bear holds a trout in its mouth

Black bears are common throughout California including the Modoc. Drought years can increase human-wildlife conflicts, but there are many ways you can prepare for and prevent harmful encounters.

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Cedar Creek Interpretive Trail

Welcome to Cedar Creek Trail

Get to know the Warner Mountains by exploring its vegetation zones - The white fir zone and the sage steppe and juniper woodland zone.

We invite you to explore the entire trail in every season!

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