Welcome to
Konocti Conservation Camp #27


Contact Info

13044 St. Highway 29, Lower Lake, CA 95457
Phone: (707) 994-2437
Fax: 707-994-3750 Fax

CDCR Camp Staff

  • J. Auzenne, Lt.


  • G. Bertelli, Division Chief

Facts and figures

Total Staff (CDCR) 2013: 10
Total Staffing (CAL-FIRE/LAC) 2013: 14
Total # Inmates (as of 05/25/2016): 95

Community Service Projects/Emergency Incidents:

During the 2012 fiscal year, Konocti Camp through work projects and conservation efforts provided local communities with thousands of crew hours, and responded to over 140 emergency incidents (fire and flood fighting).Konocti Fire Crews worked over 7000 hours responding to these incidents.

  • Boggs Mountain DSF
  • Sonoma County Roads
  • Northshore Fire Protection
  • Mt. Konocti
  • Napa County Fair
  • USFS Upper Lake
  • Local and County Fire Stations

Konocti Crews work consist of Shaded Fuel Breaks, Hazard Tree removal, Vegetation removal on roads, working on forest walking and ATV trails, and performing campground maintenance. Crews also assisted in the construction of the Mt. Konocti recreation area.

Camp History/Operations

Konocti Conservation Camp CC#27 was opened in April 1963. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) work in concert together in the overall operation of the camp. In addition to five (5) Inmate Fire Crews, Konocti has a CAL FIRE Mobile Kitchen Unit (MKU). The MKU is able to respond to major incidents and provide meals for all personnel involved. Konocti also has a Mobile Equipment Unit (MEU). The MEU responds to major incidents to repair and maintain numerous vehicles and equipment involved at the incident. These services are vital to the fire suppressions missions and both resources have been dispatched to major campaign fires. In addition Konocti Camp services all emergency fire vehicles in Lake County in one of the largest heavy equipment garages in the area.

Inmate Programs

AVP, AA/NA, Pre-Release, G.E.D. and college courses, Waste Water Treatment Program. Community volunteers provide spiritual services and program support four (4) days a week