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“Surrounding Natural Beauty.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Lake Mendocino

Lake Mendocino
Ranked #6 of 45 things to do in Ukiah
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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.
Fresno,Ca
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32 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Surrounding Natural Beauty.”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great Geographical location with lots of natural beauty. Hwy along this lake was a great drive.Returning from Ukiah,Ca taking Hwy 175 from Hwy 101 connecting to Interstate 5 was a breathtaking ride, very scenic, if you have a motion sickness, avoid this route.

Visited July 2014
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Overgaard, Arizona
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44 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“BuShay Campground for an overnighter”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

We stayed at this campground for one night in June. The camp ground was empty. The place is beautiful and there were wild turkeys and deer roaming about. The sites are plenty big enough, and level. The restrooms were locked, due to the inactivity at the camp ground. We would definitely camp here again. We travel in a motorhome with tow vehicle.

Visited June 2013
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Upper Lake, California
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Needs more rain!!”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

Great little lake. We've been water-skiing here for over 30 yrs. Clean water, sandy beaches. Great for jet-skies. We just bought two new sea-doo's and can't wait for the lake to fill up.

Visited November 2013
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Mendo-county
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“lake is low, but wonderful outdoor activity area”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

The lake may be low, but the outdoor activities here are plentiful. wonderful hiking, mountainbiking trail all the 15 mile way around the lake. Its great.

Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Kaismom707
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Santa Clara
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice lake but lack of water”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

It was a nice lake to walk around, but at the same time, due to lack of rain, I was able to walk at the bottom of the lake. Hope mother nature can bring the area more rain in the upcoming future.

Visited November 2013
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