You can access the protected forest land using several roads including I-5, US 101, CA 20, and CA 162.
When you get to Mendocino National Forest, you will find several attractive features some of which include Snow Mountain and Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel wilderness areas, 2,000 acres of lakes and ponds, 300 miles of streams and mineral hot springs.
The Mendocino National Forest land is also unique in that it is the only national forest in California that does not have paved roads. Besides these attractions, the Mendocino National Forest also has several other amenities including four group camps, dispersed camping, 30 campgrounds, resorts (concession operated), ORV trails (350+ miles), picnic sites, and hiking trails.
These amenities facilitate many fun and relaxing activities like boating, hunting, water-skiing, camping, swimming, horseback riding, fishing, whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking, ORV riding, cross-country skiing, rock hounding, hang gliding, and snowmobiling. If you want to visit Mendocino National Forest with your dog, you are welcome to do so, but you must obey the rules of the park especially the rules regarding dogs.
Some of these rules include ensuring that your dog is always on a leash and that you prevent your dog from venturing into areas of the forest where dogs are prohibited. These areas are out-of-bounds to dogs to ensure that the forest's resources are protected. Additionally, you must ensure that you always clean up after your dog and that you dispose of your dogs solid waste in the right manner.