CheKaKa Campground is located on the southwest shore of Lake Mendocino, next to the Joe Riley Day-use area and Coyote Valley Dam. The campground and the lake are operated by the Army Corps of Engineers. None of the campsites at CheKaKa Campground have lake views, but they are within easy walking distance of the lake. Lake Mendocino is popular for boating, waterskiing, and fishing. Hiking trails wind through a 700-acre wilderness area.
CheKaKa Campground has 20 individual campsites. They have water, but do not have flush toilets or showers as they do across the lake at Bushay Campground. There is a horse staging area adjacent to the campground.
General Camping Information for
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.