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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Modoc works with CDA

Forest Service employees building buck and rail fence

Big Valley Ranger District range managers applied for and received a grant from the California Deer Association (CDA) to build a buck-and-rail fence around Sweagert Flat, northwest of Adin.

Fire managers use UAS drone

Shows a fixed-wing drone before launch to view fire in wilderness

The Parker 2 Fire is a milestone in the history of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) used in wildland firefighting.


Wild horse field trip a success

Shows group listening from shaded forest seats to Range Specialist Jenny Jayo

On July 6, the Modoc National Forest sponsored a collaborative group tour of the Devil’s Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory.

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

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