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Lat: 39.236225
Lon: 123.172767
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Lake Mendocino - Site # 329
Modeled after a traditional Pomo roundhouse, the Pomo Cultural Center at the north end of Lake Mendocino offers displays about Pomo hunting, dancing, money, and basketry.
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Background: This popular boating lake surrounded by hilly grasslands with oaks also supports wildlife, but its best to view in the morning and late afternoon.¬†Buffleheads, canvasbacks, and other waterfowl are common fall through spring.¬†The Coyote Valley Dam Egg Collection Facility at Lake Mendocino is open from December through April to participate in a key stage of the Steelhead Trout's lifecycle
Lake Mendocino maintains a small visitor center staffed by local Native Americans from the region.

Wildlife and Where to Find It: By car, boating, trails, camping and picnic facilities.

Viewing Tips: Best to view fall through spring. Need 2-4 hours

Site Notes: Rolling hills blanketed by oaks, conifers, and grasslands surround this Coyote Valley lake. Buffleheads, canvasbacks, and other waterfowl may be seen fall through spring. Resident black-tailed deer, bursh rabbits, and western gray squirrels are common a

Visitor Information: Greater Ukiah Chamber of Commerce - (707) 462-4705 - http://www.ukiahchamber.com
Viewing Site Hours of Operation are:
Staff On-site: Yes
Open: Everday
Hours: 24 hours
Year Round: Yes
Seasonal: Some campground or day use facilities may be closed during the winter months.

Road Information:   Paved. 
Road Hazards: No
 Number of Parking Spaces: 0
Parking Fee: No
Proximity to viewing area:
 Pull-Through Parking: Yes
Parking Notes: 

How to Get There: Located about 125 miles north of San Francisco.¬†Just before Highway 101/20 junction, take Lake Mendocino exit or take Highway 20 east to Marina Drive exit.


Contact Information
Managing Agency: US Army Corps of Engineers
Agency Site URL: http://www.spn.usace.army.mil/mendocino
Physical Address:1160 Lake Mendocino Drive
Ukiah, CA 95482-9404
Agency 2: 1160 Lake Mendocino Drive
Ukiah, CA 95482-940
Manager Phone:(707) 462-7581 Contact Us:by Email
Site Phone:(707) 462-7581
County: Mendocino
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