Modoc National Forest


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Modoc National Forest

Address:800 W 12th St
Alturas, CA 96101

Phone:530-233-5811
Fax:530-233-8719
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r5/modoc
Size: 1,979,407 acres.
Location:Northeastern corner of California. Accessible by US 299 and 395; CA 139. Nearby cities/towns include Adin, Alturas, Canby, Cedarville, and Tulelake.
Facilities:Campgrounds, dispersed camping, boat launches, picnic sites, trails (175 miles), scenic drives.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, wild horse viewing, horseback riding, hang gliding, rock hounding, cross-country and downhill skiing, sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing.
Special Features:Mountains, pine forests and meadows, lakes, streams, rugged canyons, wetlands, lava beds, and high desert plateaus. Points of interest include Happy Camp and Sugar Hill Lookouts with panoramic views and exhibits of Forest Service history; stone circles, rock piles, and petroglyphs revealing 10,000 years of Native American occupation; tree carvings (arborglyphs) made by Basque shepherds during the late 19th and early 20th centuries; abandoned homesteads of early settlers.

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A Forest Service firefighter from South Dakota, David Ruhl, 38, died on Thursday in the Frog Fire raging through Modoc National Forest near California's border with Oregon.
All data were collected from a single site in the Warner Mountains, Modoc National Forest, Modoc County, California.
I think we've got a sure thing when we arrive at Medicine Lake in Modoc National Forest. But my mother has smashed her thumb in the car door--a true road-trip injury--and this messes up her casting.
Modoc National Forest; www.fs.fed.us/r5/modoc or 530/667-2246.
It sits in the Modoc National Forest in northeast California on the cratered edge of the largest shield volcano in the United States.
Mostly uncontained fires were consuming about 23,735 acres in the Shasta-Trinity area, and a 34,441-acre fire in Modoc National Forest and a 14,482-acre cluster fire in Plumas National Forest were also burning.
California: The Modoc National Forest in the northeastern corner has large areas of white fir that have invaded lower-elevation sites due to fire suppression since settlement.
Perhaps the single loveliest gem of the area is the South Warner Wilderness, part of Modoc National Forest. Its 79 miles of trails pass high mountain lakes and streams and quiet pine and fir forests.
Gerry Gates, Volunteer Coordinator, USDA, Modoc National Forest, 441 N.