The Tule Lake Unit became a National Monument along with eight other units in Hawaii and Alaska by Presidential proclamation in December 2008. The Tule Lake Unit includes a Civilian Conservation Corps camp, a Prisoner of War camp and sites where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during WWII.
Temporary Visitor Center is staffed Memorial Day Weekend - September. The temporary Visitor Center is located at the Tulelake Fairgrounds Museum, 800 Main Street, Tulelake, CA, (530) 260-0537.
To get to the visitor center by car:
From the I-5 corridor
Take U.S. 97 north at Weed (50 miles.) Turn right on California Hwy. 161. There will be signs for Tulelake and Lava Beds National Monument. Travel east on CA 161, then turn right onto Hwy. 139. Turn right on East "W" Street. Turn Left on Main Street. The temporary park is housed in the museum at the TuleLake-Butte Valley Fair Grounds, 800 Main Street, Tulelake, CA.
From Klamath Falls, Or.
Take Oregon Hwy. 39 south continue South on 139 to the junction for Tulelake, CA. Turn right onto Main Street. The temporary Park Headquarters is located at the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fairgrounds. 800 Main Street, Tulelake.
Tule Lake Unit P.O. Box 1240
Tulelake, CA 96134
NPS - National Park Service