MENDOCINO Co., 7/03/18 — The Mendocino National Forest is the only national forest in California without a paved road entering it — and now, just in time for summer, the Covelo district office has re-opened. The office closed in late January due to staff issues, to the consternation of locals, but has re-opened gain. Visitors can once again get current information about recreational opportunities, fire restrictions, camping, and more from Monday through Friday on Highway 162.
You can also get more information about the forest by calling the office at 707-983-6118, visiting the website and checking the Facebook and Twitter. Maps are available to buy at the National Forest map store.
Here’s the full press release about the district’s opening from June 25:
WILLOWS, Calif. — District Ranger Frank Aebly announced today that the Covelo district office has reopened. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed from noon to 1 p.m. During these business hours, the public may obtain information about recreation, closures, fire restrictions, and current conditions.
Aebly said, “Although there are no sales at this time for maps and forest products, we are pleased to be open to provide as much information as possible to the community and visitors about all of the opportunities that are available on the forest.”
The public may purchase maps and permits at forest offices in Upper Lake, Willows and Stonyford. Forest maps are also available online at https://www.nationalforestmapstore.com/. For more information, please call the Covelo office at 707-983-6118, visit the forest website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.