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Lake Mendocino

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1160 Lake Mendocino Drive, Ukiah, CA 95482-9404
+1 707-462-7581
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Great Stop for Young Kids to Play

We hiked around the lake and played on the various playgrounds at the Observation Point/Boat Ramp... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
TeamHovis
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Katy, Texas
Mendocino Gem

Beautiful lake, plenty of camping, several beaches, 2 boat docks and lots of fun fishing, boating... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Marlene S
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Redwood Valley, California
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Lake Mendocino is located in the northern coast range of California where redwood forests meet the wine country. Created by the construction of Coyote Dam on the East Fork of the Russian River in 1958. The dam, built and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides flood damage reduction, water conservation, and hydroelectric power. The lake also provides many recreation opportunities.
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“boat ramp” (3 reviews)
“water skiing” (3 reviews)
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1160 Lake Mendocino Drive, Ukiah, CA 95482-9404
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We hiked around the lake and played on the various playgrounds at the Observation Point/Boat Ramp area. Would highly recommend for a picnic. Great smell of Eucalyptus!

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Beautiful lake, plenty of camping, several beaches, 2 boat docks and lots of fun fishing, boating, hiking, swimming, group activity or just a picnic, Lake Mendocino is a fun place to go. Have done all of these here and never disappointing.

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

We have used this campground once a year for most of 39 years. It is large enough to hold more than the 700 kids/staff we had. There were some issues that were worked out with the Rangers, the event was full of problems that were...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2016

I am reviewing the campground, not the lake itself. We stayed in the RV Park/Campground which was very nice for dry camping. There are no hookups at all. You must provide your own power. There is water available and restrooms as well. The campsites are...More

Thank Rich B
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I spend at least 2hrs a day on most weeks somewhere along the shores of Lake Mendocino..for over 6years.. I take my dog to run him along the shore... Til the middle of this summer season everything has been all fun.. suddenly the shores filled...More

2  Thank Siacri S
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Great hiking trails for al abilities. Dog friendly. Easy access with plenty of room for both swimming and boating. A favorite local hangout!

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Reviewed 30 August 2016

We spent a weekend with friends at Kyen campground. Our spacious and well-shaded sites, #99-102 were in a beautiful lakefront location - a great view to wake up to in the morning! Besides the nice campsites we really enjoyed the lake, not too crowded even...More

1  Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Love the lake and a great place to spend the day, but camping... Not so much! Found it to be VERY noisy! It was more of a party camp and if that is what you are looking for, great. We found it too noisy and...More

1  Thank Deedle707
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

First we made a reservation online we get there and the site is at such an angle we couldn't set up the trailer. Then they tell us to try another area and that turns out to be already book by someone eles group but we...More

3  Thank Alesia G
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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed my first visit to Lake Mendocino this afternoon walking the length of the dam and back. Watched Eagles soar overhead and ducks and geese lounging on her banks. Saw fish taking bait from the surface at a distance. The view was clear for miles...More

Thank Tony J B
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Maria W
2 December 2016|
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Response from Tony J B | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about hiking around the lake. I did. It see others across the lake but then again few people were there when I visited. Google Earth might provide the answer you're looking for or a call to Mendocino County... More
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Crystal V
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Response from luv2fast | Reviewed this property |
No unfortunately but I think you can rent them in UKIAH at Pacific outfitters
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