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CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
MENDOCINO NATIONAL FOREST
Information and Descriptions of Campgrounds
located in the Mendocino National Forest.

Mendocino National Forest has over 40 designated
campgrounds. Most of the campgrounds are free.
Campgrounds listed below, include picnic tables,
firerings, and outhouses.

DEER VALLEY CAMPGROUND
There are several primitive camps on the road
to Deer Valley Campground. The actual camp-
ground is designed for OHVs with a system
of OHV trails. On Road#16N01 between Penny
Pines and Deer Valley are some primitive camps.

Eel River
Eel River

Eel River
Eel River

EEL RIVER CAMPGROUND
Store and showers at Eel River.
The campground is....

Green Springs Campground
Green Springs Campground with Horse Corrals

Primitive camp before Green Springs
Primitive camp before Green Springs

FOUTS SPRINGS CAMPGROUND
Good campground, but should be avoided
weekends and holidays.(OHV area)

GREEN SPRINGS CAMPGROUND
Green Springs is a horse camp with corrals.
Nice camp area. Picnic tables, firepits, and
outhouse. There is a water trough for the horses.
Just before the main campground, there is
another little camp area.
Green Springs Campground is on the edge
of Yolla Bolly Wilderness. Green Springs
Trailhead is located at the campground.
Road M2
2 miles north from the Jct. of Road M-21
Turn right and campground about 1/2 mile
(Covelo Ranger District)

Hammerhorn Lake
Hammerhorn Lake

HAMMERHORN LAKE CAMPGROUND
$6.00 / Free Day Use Parking
Hammerhorn Lake Campground is very nice.
On Hammerhorn Lake...
Picnic tables, firerings, BBQ grills, outhouses,
and drinking water. No garbage service.
There are some small piers on the lake.
Long drive on narrow and rough roads.
Deer and wildlife everywhere. There are
posted warnings for bears and rattle snakes
(Covelo Ranger District)

Road towards Howard Lake and Meadows
Road towards Howard Lake and Meadows

Road towards Howard Lake and Meadows
Road towards Howard Lake and Meadows

HOWARD MEADOW CAMPGROUND
About 1/4 mile from Howard Lake. Kind
of secluded. Not on the map. From Little
Doe Campground, take the road towards
Howard Lake. Some parts of the road are
very rough.

Howard Lake from Campground
Howard Lake from Campground

Howard Lake
Howard Lake

HOWARD LAKE CAMPGROUND
Right on Howard Lake. Great campground.
Picnic tables, metal firerings and stoves.
There is an outhouse. No garbage service.
From Little Doe Campground, there is a
sign that points towards Howard Lake.
Some parts of the road are very rough.

Kingsley Glade Campground
This is the only marker and is hard to see.

Kingsley Glade Campground
Up the road from Kingsley Campground

KINGSLEY GLADE CAMPGROUND
Kingsley Glade Campground is on n Road#24N01
Kind of beat up, but decent. Brick vaulted toilets.
Some picnic tables and firerings.
From Road M2, turn on Road#24N01
In 4 miles turn right. It is about 1/8 mile of rough,
dirt road. Barb wire around the meadow area.
The campground is unmarked, with the exception
of one little moss covered sign... see photos.
(Paskenta Ranger District)

Road M1 towards Eel Creek
Road M1

LAKE PILLSBURY
There are several established campgrounds,
most charge fees, but there are some great
primitive areas and the views are fantastic.

Little Doe Campground
Little Doe Campground Sign

Little Doe Campground
Little Doe Campground

LITTLE DOE CAMPGROUND
We have seen several black tailed deer
and little fawns. Little Fawn Campground
is well designed, with sites spread through-
out the trees. It doesn't look like anybody
camped here recently.
Road M1
(Covelo Ranger District)

Penny Pines Campgound
Penny Pines Campground
(Campsite across from main campground)

PENNY PINES CAMPGROUND
OHV campground and area. There is a good
campsite on the other side of Road M1, with
a metal firering and cement picnic table.

Sugarfoot Glade Outhouse
Sugarfoot Glade Outhouse

Sugarfoot Glade Butterfly
Sugarfoot Glade Butterfly

SUGARFOOT GLADE
Sugarfoot Glade is on n Road#24N01
The campground is unmarked and the sign removed.
2.2 miles past Kingsley Glade Campground.
(3.2 miles past Jct. of Road#24N13)
You will see a road to the right. Keep going around
the curve and take the second road to the right.
Sugarfoot Glade is about 1/2 mile.
(Paskenta Ranger District)

Road 24N01
Road 24N01
(Between Sugarfoot Glade and M2)

View from Road 24N01
Road 24N01
(Between Sugarfoot Glade and M2)

Three Prong Campground
Three Prong Campground

Three Prong Campground
Three Prong Campground

Three Prong Campground Road
Three Prong Campground

THREE PRONG CAMPGROUND
Three Prong Campground is nice.
Metal firerings, picnic tables, and outhouse.
From Road M2, turn on Road#24N01
3 miles turn right on Road#24N13
It is 3.2 more miles on rough dirt road.
At 3.2 miles there is an split in the road.
Stay left and this is Three Prong Campground
(Paskenta Ranger District)

Three Prong Campground
Three Prong Campground

Three Prong Campground
Three Prong Campground

Three Prong Campground
Three Prong Campground

Three Prong Campground
Three Prong Campground

Three Prong Campground
Three Prong Campground

WHITLOCK CAMPGROUND
West from Paskenta, not too many people
out in this neck of the woods...

CAMPGROUND LISTING

Camping limit is 14 days at developed campgrounds
and 21 days at undeveloped areas. Dispersed camping
allowed throughout most of Mendocino National Forest.

It is recommended to buy a
MENDOCINO National Forest Map
Printed on water resistant paper.

Sugar Pinecone
Sugar Pine Cone

Sugarfoot Glade Weeds
Sugarfoot Glade Weeds

Weeds are a common problem in Mendocino
National Forest. There should be a full-time
person to eradicate the non-native species of
weeds. Maybe we should apply or bid on a
contract...

Litter at Deer Valley
Litter at Deer Valley Campground

No other camps had litter, but at Deer Valley
Campground, every single site had trash in the
firerings... also had ATVs flying through your
camp leaving a choking trail of dust.

Snake on road near Penny Pines Campground
Snake on road near Penny Pines Campground

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CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
MENDOCINO NATIONAL FOREST