Directions

 
 
 

Directions to the camp

 
 

Day use access is only allowed for hiking or biking the trails.  

Parking is provided below the entrance to the park along Big River.  Maps and informational brochures are located on a kiosk at the day use area.  Please be advised, there are no public restrooms at the Mendocino Woodlands Day Use Area.  Most trails wind through Jackson State Forest and are rustic in nature.

Approximate driving time from airports at either Sacramento, Oakland or San Francisco: 4 hours. From Charles Schulz Airport in Santa Rosa, approximately 2 hours.

See below for detailed driving directions from multiple directions.

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From Santa Rosa & the Bay Area:

Take Highway 101 North to Cloverdale. Turn left onto Highway 128 and stay on it until it merges with Highway 1 at the coast. Follow Highway 1 north to Mendocino. At the traffic light, turn right onto Little Lake Road and follow it out about 5-1/2 miles to the end of the pavement. Bear right (you’ll see a sign for the Woodlands) and follow this gravel road out approximately another 3 miles to arrive at the camp.

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Take Highway 101 North to Highway 20 in Willits. Turn left (west) and follow 20 until it dead ends at Highway 1. Turn left on Highway 1 south until you get to Mendocino. At the traffic light, turn left onto Little Lake Road and follow it out about 5-1/2 miles to the end of the pavement. Bear right (you’ll see a sign for the Woodlands) and follow this gravel road out approximately another 3 miles to arrive at the camp.

 

from eureka area:

Take Highway 101 south to either Highway 1 or Highway 20. When you get to Fort Bragg, follow Highway 1 south to Mendocino. At the traffic light, turn left onto Little Lake Road and follow it out about 5-1/2 miles to the end of the pavement. Bear right (you’ll see a sign for the Woodlands) and follow this gravel road out approximately another 3 miles to arrive at the camp.

 

Take Highway 20 west to Highway 101. Go north on 101 to Willits, then left (west) on Highway 20 until it dead ends at Highway 1. Turn left on Highway 1 south until you get to Mendocino. At the traffic light, turn left onto Little Lake Road and follow it out about 5-1/2 miles to the end of the pavement. Bear right (you’ll see a sign for the Woodlands) and follow this gravel road out approximately another 3 miles to arrive at the camp.

from clearlake & williams area:

 

Take I-5 north to Williams, then go west on Highway 20 to Highway 101. Go north on 101 to Willits, then left (west) on Highway 20 until it dead ends at Highway 1. Turn left on Highway 1 south until you get to Mendocino. At the traffic light, turn left onto Little Lake Road and follow it out about 5-1/2 miles to the end of the pavement. Bear right (you’ll see a sign for the Woodlands) and follow this gravel road out approximately another 3 miles to arrive at the camp.

from sacramento area: