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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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