Swim. Play. Eat. Explore. Relax.


There's plenty to do at Big Bend Lodge. We have a lovely, deep swimming hole and several more private little beaches and nooks along the the river. 

We offer inner tubes at our main beach (if you would like to explore more of the river please bring your own tubes or rafts). There's lots of old-school summer games like volleyball, horseshoes, basketball and ping pong and a campfire at night.

Happily, we do not have televisions or internet access and cell-phone signal is unreliable. In case of an emergency we have a landline available to our guests.


Big Bend Lodge is in Northern Mendocino County, almost to Humboldt County, in an area renowned for Giant Redwoods.

4 miles to Drive Thru Tree Park 8 miles to Smithe Redwoods State Natural Reserve 11.2 miles to Confusion Hill 20 miles to Richardson Grove State Park 37 miles from The Avenue of the Giants and 52 miles to the coast at Shelter Cove (1.5 hours)