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Boasting two small fishing lakes and a large meadow, Plaskett Recreation Area is located in the northern tip of Grindstone Ranger District.

Attractions - Plaskett Meadows Recreation Area is located across the lake from the Plaskett Meadows Campground at an elevation of 6,000 feet. This area is 36 miles northwest of Elk Creek Nearby is Keller Lake, another small fishing lake. The area offers picnic grounds and a campground at Plaskett Lake itself, as well as group camping at Masterson Campgrounds, just north of the lake.

Recreation - Plaskett Lake Recreation Area provides ample opportunity for camping, fishing, boating, hiking and OHV use.

Climate - The climate on the Mendocino is greatly influenced by elevation. As throughout California, most of the precipitation comes between November and April. This comes in the form of rain at the lower elevations and some wet, heavy snow in the higher elevations. April through October are normally dry, with warm to hot temperatures at the low elevations and moderate temperatures in the higher elevations.

Location - Plaskett Lake Recreation Area is located north of Elk Creek on M10, turn east (left) onto F7. Continue on F 7 for approximately 26 miles until you reach the recreation area.

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Filed By: Greg Hartman (kelseyville, ca)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Found the fishing slow but they did bit on night crawlers. We also lost a small terriror dog if you have seen it plaese email me thanks

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Grindstone Ranger District, 825 N. Humbolt Ave. , Willows, CA, 95988, Phone: 530-934-3316, TTY: 530-934-7724

Additional Information:
California Lakes and Reservoirs - The lakes and reservoirs described here range from huge reservoirs to small mountain lakes. The lakes are often part of large recreation areas, National Forests or State Parks.
Grindstone Ranger District - The Grindstone Ranger District is the conglomeration of the former Stonyford Ranger District and Corning Ranger District. This District encompasses most of the eastern half of the Mendocino National Forest. The Grindstone Ranger District offers many opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, camping and horseback riding.


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