Welcome to Lake County - our corner of paradise!
Although still one of the best kept secrets in California, the communities of Lake County are growing ever more popular with travelers from all over the world. Located in the Wine Country of Northern California, just a short two-hour drive from San Francisco, the Pacific Coast, and Sacramento. Boasting California's largest natural lake, with outstanding fishing, beautiful scenery, ample golfing, big name entertainment, and endless other year round activities. Lake County has become the place to go, offering small town atmosphere and room for growth.
About Our Area
Clear Lake, the 43,000-acre center of Lake County, is the largest natural lake in California; it may very well be the oldest lake in North America as scientific evidence has proven the lake to be at least 150,000 years old. The area took shape from volcanic action; Clear Lake's current form was created by a landslide thousands of years age which blocked the broad valley's drainage west into the Russian River. The water rose until it found a new outlet, Cache Creek, which drains eastward into the Sacramento River.
Cities / Communities
Within Lake County are two incorporated cities, the county seat of Lakeport and Clearlake, the largest city, and the communities of Blue Lakes, Clearlake Oaks, Clearlake Park, Cobb, Finley, Glenhaven, Hidden Valley Lake, Kelseyville, Loch Lomond, Lower Lake, Lucerne, Middletown, Nice, Spring Valley, Upper Lake, and Witter Springs.
Fun for all ages is found in annual community events, festivals and fairs. In addition, visitors may enjoy concerts, sporting events, car shows, casinos, farmers' markets, special presentations, and exhibits.
California's cleanest air and largest natural freshwater lake combine with abundant outdoor recreation & year-round attractions for family getaways in the wine country.
• Blue Lakes
• Clear Lake State Park
• Lake Mendocino
• Boggs Mt. State Forest
• Montgomery Woods State Park
• Mendocino National Forest
• North Cow Mountain Recreation Area
• South Cow Mountain OHV Rec. Area
• Indian Rancheria
For more information on area activities go to our Local Events page...