The Mendocino Woodlands
group camping | environmental education | historical preservation
While a California State Park, the Mendocino Woodlands is operated by the 501c3 nonprofit organization, the Mendocino Woodlands Camp Association.
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Located within traditional Ha Bida (Pomo) territory near the village site Bu’ldam, Mendocino Woodlands National Historic Landmark State Park is a year-round group camping facility and environmental education center nestled in the heart of the Redwood Forest, just Northeast of the town of Mendocino.
A 720-acre park, the Woodlands offers 3 private group cabin camping areas (accommodating groups of 30 to 200) each with a large, well-equipped kitchen, dining hall, cabins, showers and bathrooms.
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The Mendocino Woodlands was built in the 1930’s by the Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps as part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal Projects. 46 of these Recreation Demonstration Areas were built in the United States with the Woodlands being the only one built in California, the only one built in a Redwood forest, and one of only two built west of the Rockies. The Woodlands is the only New Deal-era Recreation Demonstration Area that has continuously served its original purpose (group camping and outdoor education) uninterrupted and virtually unaltered since opening in 1938!