Chekaka Recreation Area Lake Mendocino

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Chekaka 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. 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.

Don’t Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit for further information.


  • ADA Accessible
  • BBQ
  • Boat Launch
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fire Pit
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Picnic Table
  • Restroom
  • Sewer Hookups

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Chekaka Recreation Area Lake Mendocino


N39 12.164 W123 11.197, , California, 95482-9404