Attention: The North Boat Ramp and South Boat Ramp launch facilities will likely be CLOSED this summer due to historically low water levels. Visitors with boat trailers will not be able to launch their watercraft. Kayaks, canoes and other portable boats may be carried to the water.
Attention: Please note that reservations rules have changed for BUSHAY RECREATION AREA. Advanced reservations for all campsites are strongly encouraged. The 4-day minimum window for reservations has been removed, however, walk-in campers will only be able to pay for sites with a credit or debit card over the phone by calling 877-444-6777 or going to Recreation.gov. Campers MUST reserve a site over the phone or on Recreation.gov before occupying a site. Cash and checks will no longer be accepted at the self-pay stations. Volunteer gate hosts will have very limited availability, and Park Rangers cannot accept payments.

BUSHAY RECREATION AREA, CA

Bushay Recreation Area is situated on Lake Mendocino in California's Mendocino Range, where redwood forests meet wine country. The lake is formed by the Coyote Dam on the Russian River. A wide variety of recreational opportunities is available, including boating, swimming,...
Status: Open through Mon Sep 29 2014   Season Dates

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  • Accessible sites are available on a first come, first served basis
  • Register for campsites during booth hours, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Entrance gate is closed and locked at 10 p.m.
  • Off-road vehicles not permitted
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  • High water levels may result in the closure of the Bushay Recreation Area. If the area is closed, reservation holders will be refunded in full and notified as soon as possible.
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Overview

Overview

Bushay Recreation Area is situated on Lake Mendocino in California's Mendocino Range, where redwood forests meet wine country.

The lake is formed by the Coyote Dam on the Russian River. A wide variety of recreational opportunities is available, including boating, swimming, water skiing, fishing, hiking and horseback riding.

Natural Features:

Lake Mendocino lies in the scenic rolling hills of Coyote Valley. Groves of oak mixed with manzanita and pines forest the area, offering limited shade and an excellent bird and wildlife habitat.

Recreation:

The 1,822-acre lake provides abundant boating, swimming and water skiing opportunities. Anglers will find sunfish, smallmouth bass, striped bass, crappie, white and channel catfish, bluegill and perch.

Several miles of trails wind around Lake Mendocino, including the 7-mile Kaweyo Trail, which is open to hiking and horseback riding. This trail winds from the lake to the dam, providing excellent views of the lake and wildlife in the area.

Facilities:

This large, year-round campground offers more than 100 family sites, many of which overlook the lake. Three group sites are also available.

The Mesa Day-Use Area is within the campground and offers a group picnic shelter with electric hookups. Family picnic shelters are also located here, complete with tables and grills.

Amenities include flush and vault toilets, showers, drinking water, a dump station and playground. A horse staging area is located in the campground near the Kaweyo Trailhead.

Nearby Attractions:

The charming city of Ukiah, less than 15 minutes away, offers a variety of shopping and dining opportunities, museums and golf courses. The Ukiah Farmer's Market runs Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings throughout the summer, offering fresh produce, local wines, arts and crafts and live music.

Booking Window

GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC

Sat Jul 26 2014 - Wed Jul 22 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Sat Jul 26 2014 - Wed Jul 22 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Note: There are 2 site(s) in this category with different booking windows. Please check site details for more information (Loop, Site)

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Tue Jul 22 2014 - Thu Jan 22 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Tue Jul 22 2014 - Thu Jan 22 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 22 2014 Mon Sep 29 2014
Peak Thu May 21 2015 Tue Sep 29 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Amphitheater
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Entrance Station
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Horse Staging Area
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Lantern Posts
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Fuel Available
  • Grocery Store
  • Visitor Center
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 22 2014 -
Sep 29 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $25.00-$30.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $35.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $235.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $40.00
Peak Season
May 21 2015 -
Sep 29 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $25.00-$30.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $35.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $235.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $40.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.23501, -123.16593
39°14'6"N, 123°9'57"W

From the South (San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Ukiah): Follow Highway 101 North towards Ukiah. Approximately 5 miles north of Ukiah, take Highway 20 East. Continue on Highway 20 East for approximately 3 miles. Just after you see Lake Mendocino on your right, you will cross a tall bridge. Take the first left after the bridge. Follow the road under the bridge and along the river until you reach the Host Booth at the top of the hill.

From the North (Eureka, Willits, Fort Bragg): Follow Highway 101 South. Approximately 15 miles south of Willits, take Highway 20 East. Continue on Highway 20 East for approximately 3 miles. Just after you see Lake Mendocino on your right, you will cross a tall bridge. Take the first left after the bridge. Follow the road under the bridge and along the river until you reach the Host Booth at the top of the hill.

From the East (Sacramento): From the city of Williams, take Highway 20 West. Continue on Highway 20 for approximately 2 hours or 80 miles traveling past Clearlake and Blue Lakes. Approximately 2 miles after the Potter Valley turn-off you will see a sign for Lake Mendocino Recreation Area. Take the first right after the sign. Follow the road under the bridge and along the river until you reach the Host Booth at the top of the hill.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BUSHAY RECREATION AREA

  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (707)467-4200
Additional Information