Deadwood Conservation Camp #23


Camp Details

Contact Info

  • 17148 McAdams Creek Road, Fort Jones, CA 96032
  • (530) 468-2633

CDCR Camp Staff

  • Lt. E. Rausch, Camp Commander
  • Sgt. J. Leventon, Assistant Camp Commander

2021 Camp Statistics

  • CDCR Staff: 8
  • Total number of inmates: 39
  • Total inmate capacity: 80

Community Service Projects

  • Maintenance of the College of the Siskiyous Fire Training Center
  • Fire Prevention (Fuel Reduction) in several local communities
  • Fire Prevention (Fuel Reduction) at Castle Crags State Park
  • Habitat improvement at Shasta Valley Wildlife Area
  • Fire Prevention (Fuel Reduction) and cleanup at local schools
  • Cleanup at local cemetery districts
  • Maintenance and cleanup of Yreka Non-profit organizations and community centers

Camp History

Deadwood Conservation Camp was opened June 1, 1962 and has been an important part of Siskiyou County since. Deadwood Conservation Camp fire crews provide a large part of the labor force for CAL FIRE during wildland fires in Siskiyou County.

Inmate Programs

Inmates may participate in hobby craft, softball, basketball, horse shoes, reading or other activities. Spiritual services are provided by community volunteers. Inmates quickly learn that life at a conservation camp is more desirable than serving time behind the walls of a prison. Their work activities and efforts during emergencies build a strong work ethic, and a feeling of self-worth. Soon, incarcerated volunteers will be offered the opportunity to participate in more advanced wildland firefighting training. This will provide the incarcerated people who choose to participate in the training with additional experience and expand employment opportunities in firefighting upon reentry.