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Attention: Please note that reservations rules have changed for KYEN CAMPGROUND AND OAK GROVE DAY USE 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.

KYEN CAMPGROUND AND OAK GROVE DAY USE AREA, CA

Kyen Campground and Day-Use 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,...

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Overview

Kyen Campground and Day-Use 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 3-mile Shakota Trail, which begins at the Pomo Cultural Center within the campground and offers beautiful views of the lake.

Facilities:

Kyen Campground offers 93 family sites within walking distance of the lake. The day-use area has four group picnic shelters, two of which have electric hookups. Several family picnic shelters with tables and grills are available on a first come, first served basis.

Amenities include flush and vault toilets, showers, drinking water, a dump station and boat ramp.

The Pomo Cultural Center 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.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Cultural Center
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Entrance Station
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Lantern Posts
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Fuel Available
  • Grocery Store
Know Before You Go
  • High water levels may result in the closure of sites #74-103 and the Oak Grove Day Use Area. If the areas are closed, reservation holders will be refunded in full and notified as soon as possible.
  • 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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Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

KYEN CAMPGROUND AND OAK GROVE DAY USE AREA
1160 LAKE MENDOCINO DR
UKIAH  CA  95482-9404

Phone Number:

Information:  (707)467-4200