360° VR Panoramas of 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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Stone corral at Gillems camp

Stone corral at Gillems camp

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

Modoc Lava Beds National Monument, California

Date photographed: July 20, 2011
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Canby's Cross memorial at Lava Beds

Canby's Cross memorial at Lava Beds

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

Modoc Lava Beds National Monument, California

Date photographed: July 20, 2011
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Hospital Rock south of Tule Lake

Hospital Rock south of Tule Lake

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

Modoc Lava Beds National Monument, California

Date photographed: July 20, 2011
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Wildlife viewpoint at Tule Lake

Wildlife viewpoint at Tule Lake

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

Modoc Lava Beds National Monument, California

Date photographed: July 20, 2011
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On the dike across Tule Lake

On the dike across Tule Lake

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

Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge, California

Date photographed: July 20, 2011
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