Mendocino National Forest

Discover Mendocino National Forest

Nearly 1 million acres of rugged, unique landscape from the Sacramento Valley foothills to the North Coast mountains

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Road Conditions

Road conditions are dynamic, especially given the post-fire hazards and storm damage. New information is coming in every day. Hazard trees, slides, rockfall, snow or ice fields may make roads impassable at any time. See Current Road Conditions.

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  • Today's Fire Danger

    Fire danger is Low

    Today's Fire Danger Rating on the Mendocino National Forest is Low.
    For daily Contractor Activity Level call (530) 934-1240 (recording)

  • Camping & Cabins


    Developed campgrounds and dispersed camping options

  • Maps & Publications

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    Map products to help you plan your next adventure

  • Passes & Permits

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    Forest products, firewood, recreation and special use permits

Popular Recreation Activities and Topics

Hiking Camping OHV Riding Fishing Hunting


After fires and storms, a silver lining

Stonyford volunteer work day

For Volunteer Week, the Mendocino National Forest celebrates our hard-working volunteers.

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Chico Seed Orchard harvests cones destined for seed bank

Image showing a Forester wearing protective equipment climbing in a Ponderosa pine to collect cones

Collecting seeds is increasingly important, especially for the Mendocino National Forest and other forests where recent stand-replacing wildfires burned at high severity over much of the forest.

Chico Seed Orchard Manager Lisa Crane has a six-week window to collect cones from the seven seed production orchards she tends at the Chico Seed Orchard. In late July 2022.......

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