From the redwood forests to wine country, 1,822-acre Mendocino Lake was made for you and me. It’s formed by the Coyote Dam on the Russian River and flanked with groves of oak mixed in with manzanita and pines.
There are ample boating, swimming and water skiing opportunities and fish folk will find sunfish, bass, crappie, catfish and perch angling their lines. If you believe that not all those who wander are lost, there are several miles of trails around the lake including 7-mile Kaweyo Trail, which is open to hiking and horseback riding and makes for some handsome views of the lake. Year-round camping and picnicking are also park pastimes.