Group Camping, Environmental Education, Historic Preservation

The Mendocino Woodlands

group camping | environmental education | historic preservation

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The Woodlands is the ideal setting for your special event. From weddings to retreats and everything in between, our large, rustic style camps offer the perfect backdrop for parties and more.

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Environmental Education

Qualified staff guide campers and students in exploring and learning about wildlife and plant communities so they can better understand and respect our natural world.

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Help Preserve our Camp!

While a California State Park, the Mendocino Woodlands is operated by the 501c3 nonprofit organization, the Mendocino Woodlands Camp Association.

Make a tax deductible donation today to help ensure a Mendocino Woodlands experience for future generations.

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established 1938


Located within traditional 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.

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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. While these cabin areas are reserved for our campers our many trails are open to the public for hiking and mountain biking.

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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!