1160 Lake Mendocino Dr
Ukiah, CA 95482-9404
Lake Mendocino is located in the midst of wine country and near the gateway to the Redwoods. It is two hours north of the Bay area in central Mendocino County, near the city of Ukiah. The lake was created dam in 1958. Lake Mendocino offers many recreational opportunities including over 300 campsites, with boat in camping and 15 miles of hiking and biking trails. Some of the trails are in the 700 acre wilderness area, where native wildlife can be viewed. There are five large day-use areas with covered picnic shelters and barbeques. For on the water fun, there is boating, swimming and water skiing Fishing for large and small mouth bass, strippers, crappie, blue gill and three varieties of catfish are popular activities.
Map + Directions
The south end of Lake Mendocino is three miles north of Ukiah. Take hwy 101 north, get off on Lake Mendocino Dr., and follow the signs to the South Ramp parking lot. To get to the north end of the lake from Ukiah, take highway 101 north to highway 20 east. After two miles, turn right on Marina Drive and follow the signs to the North Ramp parking lot, Kyen campground and Pomo day-use areas.