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What’s Going On In Modoc California?

What’s Happening in Modoc County CA?

Modoc County is a county located in the far northeast corner of the US State of California, bounded by the state of Oregon to the north and the state of Nevada to the east.  The county seat is Alturas, the county’s only incorporated city. The county’s official slogans include, “The last best place,” and “Where the West still lives.”

The county is very diverse geographically. The northwestern edge of the county is dominated by the Medicine Lake Highlands, the largest shield volcano on the U.S. West Coast. The Lava Beds National Monument lies partly within the northwest corner of the County. Also along the western edge of the county is the massive
Glass Mountain lava flow. The southwestern corner of the county is a unique ecosystem of isolated hardwoods (oaks) and volcanic mountains with intermountain river valleys.

Local Hot Spots

Major Cities and towns:

Adin, Alturas, Canby, Cedarville, Davis Creek, Eagleville, Ft. Bidwell, Newell,
Stronghold, Tionesta.

Major Highways:

U.S. Highway 395
California State Route 139
California State Route 299


There are general aviation airports near Alturas (Alturas Municipal Airport
and California Pines Airport. Other airports include Cedarville Airport, Eagleville
Airport, Fort Bidwell Airport, and Tulelake Municipal Airport.)