Current Recreation News
the advent of the 2008 Management Plan and the establishment of the Jackson
Advisory Group, Jackson Forest has a renewed focus on expanding recreation
Keep abreast of recreation developments, including reports and
background information, at
our special page on the JAG Recreation Committee.
To make your own comments on recreation
issues, visit the
Logging Operation Closures
Logging has resumed in
Jackson Forest. Areas where logging occurs are closed to recreation use.
The Camp 6 and Indian Springs
campgrounds shall be closed.
Roads 380, 360 from 361 to 1000, 362,
363, 1000, 305, 90, 210, 211, 212, 330 and Road 310 shall be closed to
Road 330 adjacent to the THP area is
closed to all public use on weekdays. Road 330 will be closed north of
Road 332 beginning mid July and into Sept.
Road 360 from 300 to 361 and Road 361
will be closed when timber operations affect those areas (anticipated in
late May). The areas within the above mentioned timber sale boundaries are
closed to the public.
Maps of closures near Camp One (pdf)
Map of 2010 active timber operations (pdf)
Check with Jackson
Headquarters (707 964-5674) if you have questions about recreation in the
vicinity of harvest operations.
Hikes In Jackson Forest
During 2000-2003, Nancy McCarthy created and led a
number of hikes in Jackson Forest. Descriptions and maps of eleven of these hikes are
now available at www.MendoWalks.org , thanks to Michael Potts.
There is a great hike in Jackson
Forest only a few miles from Mendocino Village, on informal trails created
by Kendrick Petty, a local resident.
Map and directions.
See also, a
map showing common trails
and loops used by horse riders, cyclists, and hikers. This is a work in
progress and the map shown is an initial draft without supporting details.
The map will be most useful if you have a browser or software that will
allow you to zoom in to see map details.
Camping and Recreation Maps
New Jackson Map Available
Jackson Forest management has produced a
new, large-scale map of Jackson Forest. This is an essential map for
navigating the roads, camps, and trails in Jackson Forest. This is the
first new map produced in many years. Not only is updated and with
topographical information, it is printed on durable plasticized paper --
and it is only $5.00. Available at JDSF offices, 408 North Main Street,
Camping in Jackson Forest
is no longer free. The current fee (as of 2012) is $15 per night. The maximum uninterrupted stay is two weeks, with one month total
per calendar year. See Online Maps, below, for location.
here are maps of east and
west sections of Jackson State Forest, showing roads and camping sites.
Most camp sites are in the
inventory of commonly used hiking, biking, and equestrian trails is
currently being made by users of the forest. A preliminary
map showing common trails
and loops has been created. More information and details on the trails will
be forthcoming. The map will be most useful if you have a browser or
software that will allow you to zoom in to see map details.
Off-road bike enthusiasts are invited to come and enjoy the gorgeous trails
and redwoods of Jackson State Forest.
Local bikers are generously sharing
their knowledge of its many miles of biking trails -- both single and
double track, some moderate, some challenging, some difficult climbs, and
some very rutted descents. They will be happy to take
individuals and/or groups of up to 15-20
on either beginning, intermediate, or advanced rides, depending on who
For more information
call Stanley Miklose at Down Home Foods at 707-964-4661.
Here is a link to the
Mendocino Coast Cyclists list
Visitors may check
the Archives for the next ride time and meeting place
for rides. Usually we meet at 1 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 AM