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ATTENTION: Swimming at Lake Mendocino is prohibited until further notice.
Attention: Use of facility for political events or activities is prohibited.
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: Chekaka Recreation Area Lake Mendocino is closed until further notice.
CHEKAKA RECREATION AREA LAKE MENDOCINO, CA
part ofMendocino Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Mon Sep 29 2014 Season Dates
OverviewChekaka 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.
The campground offers 17 reservable family sites, all within walking distance of the lake and dam. A group overnight site and group day-use picnic area are also available. Several family picnic shelters can be used on a first come, first served basis. Tables and grills are provided.
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 San Francisco, travel north on Highway 101 for 2 miles past Ukiah to Lake Mendocino Drive Exit. Turn left at North State Street traffic light, then right onto Lake Mendocino Drive. The campground is located at the top of the hill.
Mailing Address:CHEKAKA RECREATION AREA LAKE MENDOCINO
N39 12.164 W123 11.197
Phone Number:Information: (707)467-4200