Kyen Campground and Oak Grove Day-Use 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 are available, including boating, swimming, picnicing, fishing, hiking and horseback riding.
Kyen Campground offers 93 family sites within walking distance of the lake. The day-use area has four group picnic shelters, two of which have electric hookups. Several family picnic shelters with tables and grills are available on a first come, first served basis.
Amenities include flush and vault toilets, showers, drinking water, a dump station and boat ramp.
IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY PLEASE DIAL 9-1-1
Mendocino County Sherriff’s Office: (707) 707-463-4086
Lake Mendocino Office: (707) 467-4200
CAMPING BY RESERVATION ONLY
All payments for reservations must be processed through recreation.gov. Cash payment is not accepted. Same day reservations available.
CHECK IN: 1 PM // CHECK OUT: 11 AM
- Please renew sites by 10:30 AM if you intend to stay another night
- Camping limited to 14 days in a 30 day period
- Max two (2) vehicles per site
- Off-road vehicles are not permitted
- Campsites are limited to eight (8) persons per site
PARKING: All vehicles, trailers, and RVs must fit on designated pad. Max two (2) vehicles per site. Please include any vehicle(s) length when selecting sites by pad length for trailers & RVs.
RV and Trailer Lenght: Max 30ft overall length. Campground roads are one-lane, winding & narrow. Trailers over 30ft not advised.
PETS: Pets must be on a six-foot leash and under the owner's control at all times. Do not leave pets unattended in vehicles or at campsites.
ENTRANCE GATE CLOSURES: The campground entrance gate is closed from 10:00 pm to 8:00 am daily. Vehicles may exit at any time. Locked out? Please park in designated parking along Marina Dr. or in a nearby parking lot and enter on foot to your camp site.
NO UNATTENDED FIRES: Wood fires are permitted in designated fire rings only. Cut firewood is avalible around the campground or you may collect "dead and downed" wood.
Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.
QUIET HOURS ARE FROM 10 PM - 6 AM: All noise amplification devices (e.g. radios, speakers, bluetooth speakers, car stereos or boom boxes) and generators must be turned OFF. Please be respectful of other campers and keep ambient noise to a minimum during quiet hours.
DURING HIGH WATER YEARS: High water levels may result in site closures and limited access to some areas of the campground.
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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 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.
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.
Several miles of trails wind around Lake Mendocino, including the 3-mile Shakota Trail, which begins at the Pomo Cultural Center within the campground and offers beautiful views of the lake.
1160 LAKE MENDOCINO DR UKIAH CA 95482-9404
1400 Marina Drive Ukiah CA 95482
For campground inquiries, please call: 707-467-4200
From San Francisco, travel north on Highway 101 for 5 miles past Ukiah. Turn east onto Highway 20, then turn right on Marina Drive. Continue past the north boat ramp to the campground entrance.