Miti Boat-in Campground

Lake Mendocino

Lake Mendocino

Lake Mendocino, CA

Vicinity of Miti Boat-in Campground across Lake Mendocino

Mendocino National Forest
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to the Mendocino National Forest discover a wide range of outdoor activities and scenic attractions. Those camped at Miti Boat-in Campground can relax along the lake's shore.

  • Enjoy boating and fishing on Lake Pillsbury.
  • Stop at the Lake Pillsbury Resort for cabins and camping, swim beach, marina, and boat rentals.
  • Head out mountain biking along dirt roads.
  • Try fishing in the Eel River (check current limitations and regulations), at Letts Lake, and at Plaskett Lakes.
  • Find good OHV camping and riding at places such as Nail Track OHV Play Area, around Stonyford Recreation Area, and many other spots.
  • Visit Rattlesnake Firefight Overlook.
  • Picnic at Plaskett Meadows, Pine Point, Sycamore Grove, Big Springs, or Wolf Creek.

Key Miti Boat-in Campground Regulations

  1. Summer Campsite Registration is between 7:30 AM and 10:00 PM.
  2. Bring in your own water to the campsite.
  3. Obtain firewood locally to avoid bringing in pests.
  4. Campers must pack out their trash.

Miti Boat-in Campground

Miti Boat-in Campground is found on the east side of Lake Mendocino. The campground and the lake are operated by the Army Corps of Engineers. The campsites are first-come, first-served and may only be approached by boat. There is no potable water at the campground. Also, campers must haul out their trash. There are vault toilets.

Miti Boat-in Campground has 16 campsites along the shore of the lake. Information about registering at the campground is on the campground map (see the link below).

Miti Boat-in Campground Basics
Miti Boat-in Campground Location: Lake Mendocino, 5 miles north of Ukiah
Elevation: 830 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway cities: Santa Rosa - 65 miles, 1:10
Sacramento - 153 miles, 2:56
Number of Sites: 16
Open - Closed: April through September
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2
Pets: on leash, always attended
US Army Corps of Engineers (707) 467- 4200

No Reservations First come, first served
Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $8 per night, plus $3 boat launch fee
Check-in, check-out: 1:00 PM, 11:00 AM

Miti Boat-in Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring, lantern post; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, no potable water
Campground Map: Miti Boat-in Campground Map
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Miti Boat-in Campground: Enjoy boating, waterskiing, fishing, and hiking. Attend campfire programs at BuShay Campground 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 boat ramps on the north shore and near the dam.

Campgrounds without Potable Water

The lack of drinking water at a campground can be an inconvenience, especially for those without an RV or travel trailer. The obvious solution is to bring along a 5 or 7 gallon water canister to use for drinking water, dish washing, and even teeth brushing.

Another solution to consider is to use a quality water filter to filter water from a nearby stream or lake, a process backpackers use all the time. While hand pump filters work well, they can become tiresome. A gravity flow filter is really the best solution for campground use. Simply fill the reservoir with water, hang it from a tree limb, and enjoy clean water filling your water jug at a rate of almost ½ gallon a minute.

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.

Accessible Sites

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.

map of Lake Mendocino, including Miti Boat-in Campground, CA

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