About Us

Lake Pillsbury Resort is located in the majestic Mendocino National Forest. The Resort sits along the west shore of the peaceful and inviting Lake Pillsbury. By reservation, you can plan your weeks vacation up to a year in advance for our summer season. For shorter stays, give us a call to see what is available about a week or two out. This is a great location for a relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With just over an hour drive from Ukiah in Mendocino County, or Upper Lake in Lake County, your journey into this rustic paradise hideaway begins.

The History

Lake Pillsbury was created by the building of Scott Dam along the Eel River in the early 1920’s.  Lake Pillsbury Resort came to be a destination for outdoor enthusiasts and families to visit for sport, vacation and relaxation since the 1940’s.  As purveyors of this hidden gem since 2005, and Lake Pillsbury regulars since the 60’s, we understand what the Lake Pillsbury experience is and should be.  Our mission is to keep the family tradition alive for all our returning families, and also introduce new families to this wonderful escape from the big city and back to nature.

Our Services

The Resort is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day with full services for our guests.

  • Comfy Cabins – King, Queen or two Double Beds
  • Variety of Campsites – Water, Table and Fire Pit at each
  • Boat Rentals – Fishing Boats, Kayaks, SUPs and Canoe
  • Country Store – Ice, Drinks, Snacks, Ice Cream and Merchandise
  • Fuel – Cars, Boats and Propane Exchange

Other seasons of the year we have limited services.  Please inquire for more information.

The Beauty and Enjoyment of Lake Pillsbury


In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

This institution is operated under special use permit with the Mendocino National Forest.