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Attention: The North Boat Ramp and South Boat Ramp launch facilities will likely be CLOSED this summer due to historically low water levels. Visitors with boat trailers will not be able to launch their watercraft. Kayaks, canoes and other portable boats may be carried to the water.
Attention: Please note that reservations rules have changed for BUSHAY RECREATION AREA. Advanced reservations for all campsites are strongly encouraged. The 4-day minimum window for reservations has been removed, however, walk-in campers will only be able to pay for sites with a credit or debit card over the phone by calling 877-444-6777 or going to Recreation.gov. Campers MUST reserve a site over the phone or on Recreation.gov before occupying a site. Cash and checks will no longer be accepted at the self-pay stations. Volunteer gate hosts will have very limited availability, and Park Rangers cannot accept payments.
BUSHAY RECREATION AREA, CA
part ofMendocino Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Mon Sep 29 2014 Season Dates
OverviewBushay Recreation Area is situated on Lake Mendocino in California's Mendocino Range, where redwood forests meet wine country.
The lake is formed by the Coyote Dam on the Russian River. A wide variety of recreational opportunities is available, including boating, swimming, water skiing, fishing, hiking and horseback riding.
Lake Mendocino lies in the scenic rolling hills of Coyote Valley. Groves of oak mixed with manzanita and pines forest the area, offering limited shade and an excellent bird and wildlife habitat.
The 1,822-acre lake provides abundant boating, swimming and water skiing opportunities. Anglers will find sunfish, smallmouth bass, striped bass, crappie, white and channel catfish, bluegill and perch.
This large, year-round campground offers more than 100 family sites, many of which overlook the lake. Three group sites are also available.
The charming city of Ukiah, less than 15 minutes away, offers a variety of shopping and dining opportunities, museums and golf courses. The Ukiah Farmer's Market runs Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings throughout the summer, offering fresh produce, local wines, arts and crafts and live music.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From the South (San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Ukiah): Follow Highway 101 North towards Ukiah. Approximately 5 miles north of Ukiah, take Highway 20 East. Continue on Highway 20 East for approximately 3 miles. Just after you see Lake Mendocino on your right, you will cross a tall bridge. Take the first left after the bridge. Follow the road under the bridge and along the river until you reach the Host Booth at the top of the hill.
From the North (Eureka, Willits, Fort Bragg): Follow Highway 101 South. Approximately 15 miles south of Willits, take Highway 20 East. Continue on Highway 20 East for approximately 3 miles. Just after you see Lake Mendocino on your right, you will cross a tall bridge. Take the first left after the bridge. Follow the road under the bridge and along the river until you reach the Host Booth at the top of the hill.
From the East (Sacramento): From the city of Williams, take Highway 20 West. Continue on Highway 20 for approximately 2 hours or 80 miles traveling past Clearlake and Blue Lakes. Approximately 2 miles after the Potter Valley turn-off you will see a sign for Lake Mendocino Recreation Area. Take the first right after the sign. Follow the road under the bridge and along the river until you reach the Host Booth at the top of the hill.
Mailing Address:BUSHAY RECREATION AREA
Phone Number:Information: (707)467-4200