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Address: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1160 Lake Mendocino Drive, Ukiah, CA 95482-9404
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+1 707-462-7581
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Lake Mendocino is located in the northern coast range of California where...

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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All the basics for a nice day near the water

The lake level drops quickly after the rainy season but when it is full or nearly full the shore line is a great place to hang out. There are great picnic areas in the shade with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Thomas L
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Eureka
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Eureka
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The lake level drops quickly after the rainy season but when it is full or nearly full the shore line is a great place to hang out. There are great picnic areas in the shade with nice views of the lake. Very scenic sunsets and sunrises. We use the day use area frequently for a rest stop. It is off... More 

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Ukiah, California
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63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

We wanted to see how high the lake was after all the rain. It was a beautiful walk across the dam then down to the lake as far as we could go. The Ducks were all swimming around and we fed them stale bread which they love. Mendocino County is so beautiful and we have so many pretty lakes .... More 

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Penn Valley, California
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017

Boating, picknicking, water skiing, fishing, kayaking and hiking are the main activities at Lake Mendicino

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Katy, Texas
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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 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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Thank TeamHovis
Redwood Valley, California
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 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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Thank marlene s
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 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 thrown at us unintentially. We fought back, rolled with the punches, and came out on... More 

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Thank Kathie S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 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 spacious with wonderful views. All have picnic tables and some have nice shade. Make sure... More 

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Thank Rich B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 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 with trash and soon after the freshly broken shards of glass bagan to line the... More 

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Ukiah, California
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 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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Thank mykoda
San Jose, California
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62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 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 on the weekend. We had fun paddling around in a kayak, and the good fishing... More 

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