The Mendocino Woodlands . . .
Introducing the Public to the Wonders of Nature since 1938!

The Mendocino Woodlands Camp Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public benefit organization that has operated and maintained the facilities at the Mendocino Woodlands State Park since 1949. The Park is a National Historic Landmark built as a Recreation Demonstration Area by the Works Progress Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s. Nestled in over 700 acres of redwood trees, ferns, and glades along both sides of the Little North Fork of the Big River in Northern California, the Mendocino Woodlands is the oldest group camping facility in the United States and one of California State Park’s oldest partners!

The Park is open seasonally from April to November for group camping only and consists of three large, private, rustic campgrounds—each with cabins and a dining/recreation hall—for camps from 30 to 250 people. Twenty-five miles of hiking trails in and around the Park, an open meadow, large pond, river otters, deer, fox and other flora and fauna complete the magic of the Woodlands.


As a 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are tax-deductible. Thank you for supporting the Mendocino Woodlands, and ensuring a Woodlands experience for generations to come.


Environmental education is an essential and special component offered by the Mendocino Woodlands Camp Association. Our Mendocino Outdoor Science School’s professional staff guide campers and students in exploring wildlife and plant communities for better understanding and respect for the natural world.


Many people choose the Mendocino Woodlands to hold their wedding ceremony, anniversary party, special birthday, or any celebration for friends and family to come together and hang out! For your convenience, we’ve compiled a Resource Guide of local businesses that may help you in planning your event. The peaceful setting at the Woodlands provides a unique environment for retreats, training seminars, dance, music, church, youth, nature study groups and special celebrations, particularly weddings. Your group will be a welcome addition.



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Mendocino Woodlands Camp Association sincerely thanks our past and current donors, including our beloved campers!

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