Highway 128, Philo
History: Indian Creek Park has been a public recreation area for many years.
Previous to the County's ownership of the property, the State of California had
jurisdiction of the property and classified it as a "State Reserve"; under State ownership,
little or no development took place. Prior to the State's ownership,
there had been a log cabin and small shed on the property.
In 1973, the County of Mendocino traded land at Westport-Union Landing to the State for the Indian Creek property. Since the County's acquisition, developments have included paving of the entrance road and parking lot (1975), installation of restrooms and a water system (1976), creation of a nature trail (1981), and establishment of a campground and access road (1987) and caretaker's living area (1987). Most of this development was accomplished with State Park Bond funds; however, the campground was developed with County General Funds.
Park Location: Indian Creek Park is located one-half mile southeast of Philo on Highway 128. It is beautifully situated in a grove of large old-growth on the south bank of Indian Creek, near its junction with the Navarro River. Click here for a map and driving directions.
Features and Facilities: Indian Creek Park is the only park in the County Parks system that allows
overnight camping. It is a
popular retreat for many – visitors from all over the country have enjoyed this
quiet “getaway” spot only 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Besides the roomy campsites, Indian Creek offers running water, picnic tables, clean restrooms, and a resident caretaker.
Campground rates are $20.00 per night, per vehicle.
841 Low Gap Road, Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 234-6050; (707) 463-4673-fax