Lake Mendocino is located in the midst of wine country and near the gateway to the Redwoods. It is two hours north of the Bay area in central Mendocino County, near the city of Ukiah. The lake was created by a dam in 1958.Lake Mendocino offers many recreational opportunities including over 300 campsites, with boat-in camping and 15 miles of hiking and biking trails. Some of the trails are in the 700-acre wilderness area, where native wildlife can be viewed. There are five large day-use areas with covered picnic shelters and barbeques. For on-the-water fun, there is boating, swimming and water skiing Fishing for large and small mouth bass, strippers, crappie, blue gill and three varieties of catfish is a popular activity.
From Ukiah, 3 miles north on US 101, then east on Lake Mendocino Drive.
1160 Lake Mendocino Drive Ukiah, CA 95482-9404
Boating Camping Hiking Picnicking Visitor Center Water Sports Wildlife Viewing Playground Park Specialized Sport Site Environmental Education
USACE - US Army Corps of Engineers