California: Coyote Valley Dam, Lake Mendocino / Che-Ka-Ka Recreation Area|
Posted on Tuesday, January 09 @ 13:49:33 MST by iljiana
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
1160 Lake Mendocino Drive
Ukiah, CA 95482-9404
Phone: (707) 462-7581
Lake Mendocino is located in the northern coast range of California
where redwood forests meet the wine country. Created by the
construction of Coyote Dam on the East Fork of the Russian River in
1958. The dam, built and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers provides flood damage reduction, water conservation, and
hydroelectric power. The lake also provides many recreation
To the south end of the lake, two miles northeast of Ukiah, California,
off U.S.Highway 101. The northern area is accessed off of Highway 20
east, five miles north of Ukiah.
To the south boat ramp, Che-Ka-Ka Campground, Kaweyo Staging Area and
the Park Office: From Ukiah, travel 2 miles north on U.S. Highway 101,
take the Lake Mendocino Drive exit and follow signs to the park.
To the north boat ramp, Ky-en Campground, and Bu-shay
Campground: From Ukiah, travel 5 miles north on U.S. 101, take Highway
20 east. Marina Drive exit will take you to the north ramp, and
Ky-en Campground. For Bu-shay Campground, continue past Marina Drive
and turn left after the bridge. Continue along the inlet river for 1
mile, the campground is located at the top of the hill.
EQUESTRIAN STAGING AREA:
Contact the park office and request an application for a special use
permit, to be sent to you.
For more information visit http://www.spn.usace.army.mil/mendocino/