US Army Corps of Engineers
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Help protect your favorite lake

Don't move a mussel! Zebra and Quagga mussels pose a real threat to your lakes. Learn what you can do to protect your lake at the link below:

http://www.dfg.ca.gov/ invasives/quaggamussel/

Buy it where you burn it

Contact

Call (707) 467- 4200

US Army Corps of Engineers 

1160 Lake Mendocino Drive

Ukiah, California 95482

Hot Info

***UPDATE ON COVID-19***
* Additional park openings will be happening on MONDAY, JUNE 1, starting at 9 a.m., with the North Boat Ramp, Pomo A, and Pomo B.
The Shakota Trailhead is accessible from both Pomo A and B. Please note Oak Grove, Pomo C, and Kyen Campground will remain closed, as well as all playgrounds and picnic areas. Visitors area advised to use social distancing guidelines while visiting Lake Mendocino.

*  LAKE MENDOCINO WILL START OPENING PARTS OF THE PARK FOR PUBLIC USE ON TUESDAY, MAY 26. The plan is to open the South Public Boat Ramp for lake surface use starting at 9 AM and the Dam Parking Lot on Lake Mendocino Drive. The Overlook and Joe Riley will also be open to walk-in and bike-in traffic to allow access to trailheads. All picnic areas and playgrounds, as well as the North Boat Ramp, will remain closed. Visitors are advised to use social distancing guidelines while visiting Lake Mendocino.  
* Please continue to check this site for updates. 
* Coronavirus Information - https://www.usace.army.mil/coronavirus

* VANDALISM OF PORTABLE TOILETS HAS FORCED THE CLOSURE OF POMO A DAY USE AREA.   
* ALL HUNTING FOR ALL TYPES OF GAME HAS BEEN SUSPENDED AT LAKE MENDOCINO UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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Welcome to Lake Mendocino

A Lake for All Seasons!

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Looking for something to do? Try Lake Mendocino, an ideal venue for gathering with friends and family. Owned and operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers, camping, hiking, and fishing are just some of the activities available year round.

Looking for Peace and Quiet?

Looking for solitude? Try Lake Mendocino between the end of September and the beginning of May. Our number of visitors drops quickly after Labor Day weekend, leaving many of our trails, picnic areas and a few campsites open and waiting for you.

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Try Fall, Winter, and Spring

Fall, winter and spring are also the best times of year to see wild animals and birds. Many birds stop to rest at Lake Mendocino while flying south in the winter and north in the spring. You can also look for signs of other wildlife including mountain lion, bobcat and black bear. 

Click on the cougar's head to find out what to do if you meet a cougar.

 

Have you every looked a fish in the eye?  Visit the Coyote Dam Steelhead Egg Collection Facility from January through mid April to meet one in person. Daily sorting and Thursday fish spawning is brought to you by California Department of Fish and Game.

From April through November visit the Pomo Cultural Center on the north end of Lake Mendocino. The Center has exhibits on Pomo dancing, hunting and baskets.

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Maybe Summer is Your Thing

If boating is your passion, summer may be the best time for your visit. June, July, and August are the busiest times to come to Lake Mendocino. There is still a chance to have a little of the lake to yourself if you plan your visit during the week rather than the weekend.

                                                             The Coyote Valley Dam Egg Collection Facility

The Coyote Valley Dam Egg Collection Facility is open from December through April for the winter steelhead run. Open daily from 8am to 4pm. Call (707) 467- 4238 to schedule a tour for you or your group (classes, clubs, etc).