Mendocino National Forest

Description:

Want to kick back and relax under shady pines by a sparkling lake? Looking for a "base camp" for a day of hiking, boating, fishing, or swimming? Want to just get out of the house for the day for a nice picnic in the great outdoors? If so, the Mendocino National Forest can offer you that and more!Offering nearly one million acres for your enjoyment, relaxation, and exploration, you can experience the solitude of the wilderness or enjoy camping near others in developed campgrounds. Camp in densely forested woodlands or open meadows, discover secluded flats along river banks and enjoy panoramic views of majestic mountains.A continuing goal of the Mendocino National Forest is to ensure accessible recreational opportunities are available to everyone.To use our web site to help you plan your visit to the Forest, navigate by choosing your planned recreational activity in the left menu. If you have a favorite area in mind, it may be faster to use the map below or the "Find An Area" link in the right-hand column. The current status of the more popular campgrounds and trailheads, is listed the table below the map with a link to more information.Also be sure to look at the Alerts & Notices page to view any emergency closures or other information that might affect your visit.

Directions:

Phone:

Email:

mailroom_r5_mendocino@fs.fed.us

Address:

, CA

Activities:

Boating Camping Fishing Hiking Horseback Riding Off Highway Vehicle Picnicking Recreational Vehicles Visitor Center Fire Lookouts/cabins Overnight Swimming Horse Camping

Organization:

FS - USDA Forest Service

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Featured Park
Rising above a scene rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain, the Teton Range stands monument to the people who fought to protect it. These are mountains of the imagination. Mountains that led to the creation of Grand Teton National Park where you can explore over two hundred miles of trails, float the Snake River or enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place.
Featured Wildlife
The pika is a close relative of the rabbits and hares, with two upper incisors on each side of the jaw, one behind the other. Being rock-gray in color, pikas are seldom seen until their shrill, metallic call reveals their presence.
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