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Modoc National Forest

California 96015 USA

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“a land of contrasts”

The Modoc National Forest is a land of contrasts and unspoiled vacation-hideaway settings. Nestled in the extreme northeastern corner of California, the Modoc National Forest is mountains, pine forests and meadows, lakes, streams, rugged canyons, wetlands, lava beds and high desert plateaus. The Modoc offers you beautiful scenery, varied terrain, abundant wildlife and a memorable visitor experience. The forest is named for the county in which the greater part of the forest is situated. The county, in turn, is named after the Native American tribe, the Modocs.  The history of the Modoc National Forest begins with the setting aside of the forest reserves by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1904 at the request of the local ranchers.  In 1945 William S. Brown Senior, a Forest Service Information Specialist, compiled a history of the Modoc in 8 chapters.Some of California's best kept secret campgrounds are right here on the Modoc. For quiet, secluded camping try Mill Creek Falls Campground, Reservoir F Campground, Payne Springs Campground or Ash Creek Campground. If you are looking for more action, activities and lots of fun people, it's Medicine Lake for you.  There are four campgrounds on Medicine lake:  AH Hogue Campground,Headquarters Campground, Hemlock Campground and Medicine Campground. 

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August 22, 2014
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Those living in Alturas, California must feel very lucky for having so close to them such a great forest as the Modoc National Forest.

Named after the local tribe of Modocs, it is one of the most beautiful forests of North California and a great place to visit with your family for a 2-4 walk in the woods. The sceneries that await you are complex and amazingly beautiful; mountains, lakes, streams, bright colorful flowers, wildlife, lava beds and high desert plateaus are only few of the things that you must be prepared to enjoy in this pure and beautiful land of contrasts!!! WOW!!!

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Modoc National Forest

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