BuShay Campground is on the northeast side of Lake Mendocino, next to the Mesa Day-use area. The campground and the lake are operated by the Army Corps of Engineers. Few of the campsites are lakeside, but all are within easy walking distance and many sites have lake views. Lake Mendocino is popular for boating, waterskiing, and fishing. Hiking trails wind through a 700-acre wilderness area.
BuShay Campground has 136 individual campsites (site #94 has electric hook-ups) along with 3 separate Group Areas. On the reservation website the campground listings show which sites are near the water. The adjacent day-use area provides recreation facilities.
Attend campfire programs at the amphitheater. Hike along the 7-mile Kaweyo Trail. Take advantage of the Mesa Day-use Area with volleyball courts, a nice playground, and picnic sites. Find a boat ramp on north shore. Enjoy boating, waterskiing, fishing, and hiking.
General Camping Information
Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, obtain firewood from the local area of the campground.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate. They may be available for first-come, first-served use.
Group Campsites at BuShay Campground
Bushay Campground includes 3 group areas:
Deer Camp: 10 campsites for up to 80 people and 20 vehicles
Little Bear: 15 campsites for up to 120 people and 30 vehicles
TaTa: 13 campsites for up to 104 people and 26 vehicles
All the group sites have piped water, picnic tables, fire pits, and group BBQs. Check-in time is 1 PM, checkout is noon. Reservations can be made 4 days up to 12 months in advance of arrival date.
Fees: $235 per night
Reservations: Bushay Campground Reservations