Tenting keep limits prolonged in Mendocino Nationwide Forest | Information


The stay restrictions on campsites in the Mendocino National Forest have been extended to October 8, 2023.

“We want visitors to enjoy great camping experiences on developed campsites and in more rustic locations,” said the deputy forest manager Frank Aebly. “Residence restrictions are important because they help reduce the environmental impact associated with long-term camps and reduce public safety incidents associated with unauthorized residential camping.”

As described in Forest Ordinance No. 08-21-06, which went into effect Thursday, visitors are allowed to camp on the same developed recreational campsite for 14 days within a 30-day period, but no more than 28 cumulative days in any 12-month period .

For distributed camping, visitors may camp for 14 days within a 30-day period in the same location outside of a one-mile radius of a built-up recreation area, but not for more than 28 cumulative days in a 12-month period under the Forest Ordinance No. 08-21-05.