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Lake Mendocino is a popular fishing area in California, known for its diverse fish species. Anglers can find smallmouth and largemouth bass, rainbow trout, crappie, catfish, and bluegill. In addition to fishing, visitors can enjoy hiking, horseback riding, and camping in the nearby Mendocino National Forest. Fishing tips include using worms or lures with a slow retrieve for bass, and trolling with spoons or spinners for trout. The best time to visit for fishing is in the spring and fall when temperatures range from 60-80°F.

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Popular Camping Destinations

Camping Area Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Kingsley Glade 6 4,469 ft
Three Prong 6 5,992 ft
Sugarfoot 5 3,735 ft
Tomhead Saddle 17 5,642 ft
Hammerhorn Lake 9 3,536 ft
Little Doe 13 3,676 ft
Whitlock 5 4,281 ft
Wells Cabin 25 6,283 ft
Howard Meadows/Lake 12 3,893 ft
Eel River 15 1,516 ft

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