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Lake Mendocino – Recreation Area

Lake-Mendocino-smallFor unlimited fun, visit Lake Mendocino, a wonderful destination to spend some wonderful time with your family and friends. Administrated by Army Corps of Engineers, this amazing place is very well maintained and you can indulge in plenty of thrilling activities here, ranging from hiking to camping.

Discovery Inn Hotel

Situated at a convenient distance of 2 mile from Mendocino Lake, Discovery Inn hotel offers a wonderful stay to guests, in a comfortable and amiable setting.
Premium accommodations, equipped with finest amenities, make this an ideal place to stay and relax after exploring the incredible attractions of Mendocino County. Facilities like cable television, Wi-Fi, refrigerator and microwave ensure a comfortable stay, while a spacious outdoor pool, an onsite fitness facility and Jacuzzi tubs make you feel refreshed and rejuvenated after a fun filled day in the outdoors. Start your day with a fresh and delectable buffet breakfast, offered complimentary to the guests of Discovery Inn.

Hiking at Lake Mendocino

Lake Mendocino presents an ideal setting of wonderful hiking trails extending to more than 15 miles, which make it a much preferred location to indulge in this adventurous activity. You can choose hikes which are short and easy, like Shakot Trail that spans in the west of Mendocino Lake and crosses near the cultural center. for a more challenging and longer hike, you can start from Bushay Campgroud, moving along the eastern shore of Mendocino Lake, and finish at the Coyote Valley Dam.

Fishing at Lake Mendocino

One of the famous pastimes that you can indulge in at Mendocino Lake is fishing, as there are several wonderful spots to choose from, as well as an amazing variety of fishes to catch. Largemouth bass can be found in warm shallow waters, while smallmouth bass prefers to dwell in fast and cold waters. Apart from being a feast to the eyes, they are quite tasty as well. Catch striped bass near the colder and deeper parts, while bluegill fish can be found in vegetation or under docks. Minimum age requirement for acquiring the mandatory fishing license is 16.

Other activities to enjoy at Lake Mendocino

The fun never stops at Lake Mendocino, as apart from fishing and hiking there are plenty of other activities to enjoy. Famous Disc Golf Course at Lake Mendocino is ideal to spend some refreshing time in the outdoors, a place with more than 100 picnic spots. Your little ones can enjoy spending time on playground structures. Boating in this picturesque lake can be enjoyed at small fee. For the lovers of outdoors, camping at one of the several waterside campsites is an unforgettable experience. Swimming in the cool and soothing waters of Lake Mendocino, is a great pastime and a perfect way to get relief from the hot summer weather.

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