Fall colors at Chico Seed Orchard Rice Fork tributary of the Eel River Fungi Owl Fire log Snow Trees Frog Eel River Impassable Rock Thomes Creek Square Lake


Popular Recreation Activities

Hiking Camping OHV Riding Fishing Hunting

Forest Order No. 08-19-01 (Ranch Fire Closure)

Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Trails

Grindstone Ranger District OHV Trail Status: CLOSED

Upper Lake Ranger District& OHV Trail Status: CLOSED


Recent News


Road Conditions 2019

M1 Road failure

Updated road conditions as information becomes available. 

Ranch Fire BAER

Vegetation sprouts after the fire

Ranch Fire Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) reports are available here.  The BAER team provided information about the potential for future flooding, erosion and debris flows and made recommendations for emergency stabilization activities that need to occur in the first year after the fire.

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Interactive Visitor Map: Mendocino National Forest

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[Photograph]:  Sunset at Bear Creek Campground.

Mendocino Memories »

[Map]: Displays where the Mendocino National Forest is located in the state of California.

Mendocino National Forest

[Link]: The U.S. government's official web portal.

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