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.
Popular Recreation Activities
Need to Know
- No woodcutting permit needed until further notice - All Rules Still Apply
- Secure Rural Schools RAC Project Proposal Information
- Building a Safe Campfire
- Modoc Interagency Communications Center
- Basin and Range Birding Trail—see all the Modoc and Pacific Flyway offers
- The Central Modoc River Center—first stop for birders in Modoc County
- Historic Emmigrant Trail information:
Recently, several hundred Devil's Garden wild horses were rounded up for adoption.
In this series of short videos, different aspects of the process are covered including what people can do for the horses and why they care, what it takes to gentle a horse, an overview of an adoption day, and a special bond formed between a Forest Service employee and a wild horse in need of a home.
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.
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!
Modoc National Forest Focuses on Recreation Trails
Modoc National Forest is ramping up momentum to maintain and promote recreation trails, with improved efforts.
Goshawk on the Modoc
Wildlife Biologist Trisha Johnson recently captured this video of a juvenile goshawk in the Warner Mountains on the Modoc National Forest. Watch the video and learn more about these amazing raptors.
2021 Wild Horse Wrap Up
The Modoc National Forest gathered 506 Devil's Garden Plateau Wild Horses in September and October of this year.
Genetic Results on Devil’s Garden Wild Horses
The Modoc National Forest recently did a genetic testing on our Devil's Garden Horses. PDF Version