Description

Conifers—the word from Latin meaning “to carry (pine) cones”—surround this charming lake that invites you to relax and sit back in ease. Letts Lake Campground hosts a popular fishing pier and is well suited for pond fishing. If you’re not looking to cook up trout for dinner, bring your bathing suit and take a dip—there’s a small beach area for swimming and picnics. A scenic 1 Continue reading...

Conifers—the word from Latin meaning “to carry (pine) cones”—surround this charming lake that invites you to relax and sit back in ease. Letts Lake Campground hosts a popular fishing pier and is well suited for pond fishing. If you’re not looking to cook up trout for dinner, bring your bathing suit and take a dip—there’s a small beach area for swimming and picnics. A scenic 1 mile trail traces along the shoreline.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, cars, vans, trailers, rv ...
No. of sites
42
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to people per site
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Potable water available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
Surfing

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Hipcamper Gregory

Lett's Lake is a beautiful lake chuck full of feisty largemouth bass right on the edge of the Mendocino National Forrest (MNF). Spring camping is nice, bug free, though too cold to swim, and summer camping though more buggy with mosquitos and yellow jackets lends itself to the full lakefront camping experience. My favorite trip is to enter MNF from stonyford, spend 2 nights at Lett's Lake with my little inflatable boat, rod, and soft plastics, then drive out on m10 across bear creek to M1 then down to Upper Lake for lunch at the Blue Wing Saloon.

Hipcamper Luana

My family loves to come here to camp, a first come first serve facility with a lake for swimming, fishing and non-motorized boating. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper KATIE

This place is cool if you can snag a spot. The best tip is to pull into the fist open spot you see because they fill up fast on the weekends.
Wake up early and take a short 1.2 mile hike around the lake. There are a few rope swings here and there so go find them. The sites on the lake are nice, but there are a few loops so keep your eye out for a spot.

The vault toilets were a little smelly and hopefully your spot isn't super close to one. It's $12 per night. There are no motorized boats allowed on the lake.

Hipcamper Sandy

While Lett's lake is quite picturesque, the drive there from SF is 3.5 hours IF you don't hit traffic or stop to get gas or something to eat. Coupled with the fact that you can't make reservations and potentially not getting a spot, it's tough to commit to making the trip. The nearest store is 45 minutes away and is a small general store. You can get ice and water if you don't have enough. Someone said there was blue-green algae in the lake this year. Not sure if that's true or not but I did hear that from another camper.

Hipcamper Melissa

So I tried to find my way there last year and almost got my giant 4x4 trapped in a creek that was crossing the road in! It's a fairly rigorous National Forest road...if you aren't used to backcountry driving, make sure you bring a 4wd with high clearance...and make sure you check the ranger station at the park entrance to check road closures (I didn't, hence the creek scare.) I ended up driving all the way back home after that, finding no camping at nearby Lake Mendocino! Learn from my stupid mistakes :D

Park
Mendocino National Forest
State
California
Phone Number
(530) 934-3316
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
39.303° N, 122.708° W
$12/night
Tent / RV / Trailer: 42 Sites
(Up to people per site)