ATTENTION: Swimming at Lake Mendocino is prohibited until further notice.
Attention: Use of facility for political events or activities is prohibited.
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.

POMO DAY USE AREA, CA

Pomo Day-Use Area is situated on Lake Mendocino in California's Mendocino Range, where the redwood forests meet California wine country. The lake is formed by the Coyote Dam on the Russian River. A wide variety of recreational opportunities are available, including boating,...
Status: Open through Tue Sep 30 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Pomo A picnic facilities are available only on a fist come, first served basis during the winter months
  • Day use areas open at 8 a.m. and close at dusk
  • Overnight parking in day use areas is not permitted
  • Off road vehicles not permitted
  • Dogs must be leashed and are permitted in Pomo C only, not in Pomo A or B
  • No signs or balloons may be attached to property
  • Electricity to be used for cooking units only
  • Please call park headquarters at 707-467-4200 for special requests, including amplified music, bounce houses, more than 50 people, etc
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POMO A GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC 50
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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POMO B GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC 50
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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POMO C GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC 50
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Pomo Day-Use Area is situated on Lake Mendocino in California's Mendocino Range, where the redwood forests meet California wine country.

The lake is formed by the Coyote Dam on the Russian River. A wide variety of recreational opportunities are 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 but excellent bird and wildlife habitats.

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 3-mile Shakota Trail, which begins at the Pomo Cultural Center and offers beautiful views of the lake.

Facilities:

Pomo Day Use Area is located near Kyen Campground and offers three group picnic shelters that each accommodate up to 50 people. Picnic shelters, tables and grills are provided, as are flush toilets and drinking water.

Pomo Site A is open year round, but during winter months it is available on a first come, first served basis only. Pomo Sites B and C and the Pomo Cultural Center are only open during the recreation season.

The Pomo Cultural Center is within the day-use area. It is operated by the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The center is modeled after a traditional Pomo roundhouse and offers displays about Pomo hunting, dancing and basketry, as well as local fish, wildlife and plants.

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

Fri Sep 05 2014 - Tue Sep 01 2015

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

GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC

Fri Sep 05 2014 - Tue Sep 01 2015

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

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 01 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Cultural Activities
  • Drinking Water
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Disc Golf
  • Fuel Available
  • Grocery Store
  • RV sites
  • Tent sites
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 01 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $30.00
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):
39.23556, -123.18306
39°14'8"N, 123°10'59"W

From San Francisco, travel north on Highway 101, 5 miles past Ukiah, then take Highway 20 east and go right on Marina Drive (Lake Mendocino will also be on the right). Continue past the north boat ramp and Kyen Campground. The entrance to Pomo Day Use Area is on the left.

From Sacramento, travel north on I-5 and take Highway 20 west, toward Clearlake. Continue on Highway 20 past Clearlake for approximately 40 miles. Turn left on Marina Drive (Lake Mendocino will also be on the left). Continue past the north boat ramp and Kyen Campground. The entrance to Pomo Day Use Area is on the left.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

POMO DAY USE AREA

  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (707) 467-4200
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