Looking for a place to ride your horse?
We allow horseback riding on the Kaweyo Trail which travels through our Wildlife Management Area on the East side of Lake Mendocino. We have two horse staging areas for your use.
Kaweyo Horse Staging Area
Located on the South end of Lake Mendocino just before you get to Chekaka Campground. The gate is almost always closed but never locked. This area allows you access to Coyote Dam and the southern Kaweyo Trailhead.
Bushay Campground Horse Staging Area
The other horse staging area is located at the Bushay Campground on the North end of Lake Mendocino. The camphost can direct you to the specific area. You are not allowed to stage your horses anywhere else within the campground or day-use area. This area is only open during the summer recreation season.
Horse staging is allowed the rest of the year by parking outside the gate and riding your horses through on the main access road through the Bushay Campground.