Virtual Guidebook to Lassen Volcanic Park and the Modoc Plateau
The Northern part of Lava Beds
Lava Beds National Monument California


The human history of Lava Beds focuses on the dramatic events of the 1872 Modoc Indian War. It is a fascinating and tragic story, which unfolded here, where the lava flows meet the lakeshore.

At Canby's Cross you can stand where the Modocs shot the peace commisioner. Further east there is excellent birdwatching along the shore of Tule Lake.



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A circular stone corral marks the site of Gillems Camp, army base during the Modoc War

(July 20, 2011)


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Canby's Cross marks the place where Captain Jack shot General Canby in the Modoc War

(July 20, 2011)


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Hospital Rock is a low rise near the south shore of Tule Lake

(July 20, 2011)


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One of several viewpoints for birders on the south shore of Tule Lake

(July 20, 2011)


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A dike across the south end of Tule Lake seperates marshland and open water from cultivated fields

(July 20, 2011)


Next Locality: Captain Jacks Stronghold