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“great scenery” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Mendocino

Lake Mendocino
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1160 Lake Mendocino Drive, Ukiah, CA 95482-9404
(707) 462-7581
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Ranked #7 of 16 things to do in Ukiah
Activities: Fishing, Viewing wildlife, Picnicking, Swimming, Hiking
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Owner description: 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.
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“great scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Had an amazing time at the lake, there was a lot of people and great places to take pictures. Last time I came the lake was almost empty but this time the lake was over flowing. Great time!

Visited May 2012
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English first
northern california
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Love to ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Love to ride at Lake Mendocino..the trails are amazing..and its very well taken care of

Visited May 2012
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Nice, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Peaceful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

interesting shoreline great place to explore unspoiled viewpoints and close to Ukiah

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“nice lake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Boating, fishing, hiking, and frisbee golf are all here. You can also learn about the work of the folks at the fish hatchery right below the lake. Picnic area at the scenic outlook area above the lake as well.

Visited March 2012
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Ukiah, Ca
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87 reviews 87 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“A beautiful lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

Lake Mendocino is a lovely lake situated in what I am told was once a pastoral valley. There are any species of animals,especially water birds. The fishing is excellent if you know what you are doing. There are 2 boat ramps and excellent water sports for those interested. There are many paths to walk and several have exercise areas. A walk across the dam affords a beautiful view of the Ukiah valley. The Corps of Engineers has done an excellent job maintaining the campgrounds. It seems to me the only problem is the people who camp in them.

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