Have you ever swam in a river, or a lake? With a mono-fin?
Gone water rafting, kayaking, or inner-tubing?
Our area is well known for great water activities you can enjoy while you stay with us.
Tubing, or inner tubing, uses an inflated inner tube that you ride on top of
You can swim in our many local lakes, the Russian River and the ocean. For resources, please scroll down
Easy Day by Water
There are so many areas around us to enjoy a picnic by the water. Please see the below resources of bodies of water near us.
Rafting and whitewater rafting use an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other body of water with different degrees of rough water .(therefore dealing with risk is part of the experience)
Lake Mendocino has catfish, crappie, bluegill, and sunfish. Clear Lake in Lake County has bass, crappie, catfish, and other fish. Bluelake has trout, including rainbow trout. In the ocean you can find lingcod, cabezone, kelp greenlings, perch, etc. If you go out on a boat you can also find different kinds of rockfish. To get to the ocean you can take the 101 N. to Willits, the 20 W. to Fort Bragg.This is a more modern and beautiful drive. Or you can also take the 101 S. to the 253 toward Anderson Valley, you will drive through wine country until Mendocino. This is a more rustic, more antique, beautiful drive.
Kayaking uses a kayak: a small, narrow watercraft propelled by a double-bladed paddle.
Vichy Springs - We are 18 miles away from Vichy. About 35 minutes away via US-101 N https://www.vichysprings.com Orr Springs - We are 29.3 miles away about 45 minutes from Orr Springs. We are 7 miles up on the mountain from the 101 exit http://www.orrhotsprings.org
Bodies of Water Around Us
Distance: On the 101 South, about 30 minutes from us. Description: There are several holes, or areas that are deep enough for kayaking, swimming, and even diving. Website: https://russianriver.com/ Activities: Tubing, Fishing, Boating, Kayaking, Swimming etc.
Distance: About 36 minutes from us via US-101 N Description: This year the water level is very low. It is located just north-east of Ukiah in the heart of Mendocino County’s wine country and near the gateway to the redwoods. Website: https://www.visitmendocino.com Activities: Boating, Canoe, Fishing, Hiking, Kayak, Paddleboard, Swimming, etc.
Distance: About 33 minutes from us via US-101 N Description: Mill Creek Park is located outside the town of Talmage (immediately east of Ukiah). Mill Creek Park is home to a mixed forest of oak, madrone, bay, and other indigenous trees. Website: https://www.vichysprings.com/ Activities: Swimming, Fishing, Hiking, Picnic area
Distance: About an hour north. Description: Good for sailing boats, but we do not recommend it for swimming. The water is not as clear and clean as in Blue Lakes Website: https://www.visitcalifornia.com Activities: Kayaking, Fishing, Swimming, Hiking
Distance: Only about 35 miles NorthEast of us. Description: Enjoy the spring-fed and deep waters of Upper and Lower Blue Lakes. Beautiful lake with islands all around. You can see birds, turtles and a lot of wildlife. Deep water, the best water to swim. Website: https://thelodgeatbluelakes.com Activities: Hiking, Swimming, Kayaking, Cycling, Fishing, Dining, and Bird & Wildlife watching.
Distance: About 1.5 -2 hours north from us Description: The Eel River has received both state and federal wild and scenic river designation, which protects the river from dams and ensure that environmental concerns rank equally with development and industry. Website: https://www.rivers.gov Activities: Tubing, Fishing, Boating, Kayaking, Swimming etc.