The Alturas resource area encompasses a panorama of diversity, from evergreen forests to rocky lava flows to high desert plains. The recreational opportunities are as varied as the landscape. The visitor can camp in remote settings, hike the emigrant trails that dissect the lands, or watch herds of pronghorn antelope and mule deer. Several Indian and settler conflicts, including the Modoc Indian War of 1872-73, occurred in this region and impart to the area a rich sense of history.
The proximity of the Lava Beds National Monument and the Modoc National Wildlife Refuge provide further recreational opportunities. From hiking, camping and fishing to mountain biking and auto tours, this unspoiled country offers it all.
Special Recreation Permits
If you plan to conduct a comercial event, host a group activity on BLM Lands you might need a Special Recreation Permit (SRP).
Do you need a permit:
- Are you charging a fee?
- Do you expect to make money on the event or is the fee to cover expenses?
- Will there be a competition?
- Will you advertise?
- Will you mark a course?
- Will you be expecting vehicles at your event? (How many?)
- Will your event involve public lands?
If you ansered yes to any of these questions you may need a SRP, this authorizes the permit holder use of Public Lands, including its associated waters
Please contact the Alturas Field Office BLM for further information.
Post Use Report
Bureau of Land Management
Applegate Field Office
708 West 12th Street
Alturas, CA 96101
Phone: (530) 233-4666
Fax: (530) 233-5696
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
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