The Modoc National Forest has implemented virtual services to protect the health and safety of employees and members of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with guidance from federal and state authorities.  Please call 530-233-5811 and leave a message for prompt reply between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Permits are not required for firewood collection at this time, though all other rules still apply. 

Campfires are one of our largest source of fire starts. Please extinguish your campfires.

The Wild Horses of the Devil's Garden


Popular Recreation Activities

Camping Rocks and Minerals Mountain Biking Fishing Hiking Hunting

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Need to Know

Horse Tails

Devil's Garden Wild Horses symbol.

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.

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Please Do Your Part

PLEASE DO YOUR PART PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING Provide space of at least 6 feet at all times during


This Is Who We Are

Forest Service Employees on the cover of small booklet

As the workforce of the Forest Service, we are the living embodiment of the agency and everything it stands for.

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Creative partnerships

Shows riprap rock and new culvert to allow safe vehicle crossing

Great things are happening at Modoc’s Cedar Pass Campground

Devil’s Garden Genetic Testing

Devil’s Garden Horses in corral after 2019 gather

Several owners and the Modoc National Forest have sent away for equine genetic testing of Devil's Garden Wild Horses yielding quite interesting results.


Lake City Canyon cleared of debris

One of several logjams in Lake City Canyon before being cleare

In May 2019, a Lake City resident contacted Modoc National Forest personnel to voice a concern... PDF version

Modoc's Oldest Wildland Firefighter

Mason in firefighting gear

An institution of a man, Don Mason talks about his experiences in the Forest Service over 30 seasons. PDF version<...

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