Lake is truly a paddlers paradise with
lakeside camping surrounded by pine forests
and miles of shoreline to explore. With more
than 43,000 surface acres and 100 miles of
shoreline, Clear Lake is the largest natural
freshwater lake that lies completely within
the borders of California.
Swimming, boating, kayaking and other water
sports are extremely popular at Clear Lake,
but there's ample room for kayaking,
fishing, swimming, sailing, waterskiing,
wakeboarding and other water sports.
Clear Lake is open to all types
of boating and offers a wide range of recreational
activities such as fishing, swimming, hiking,
bicycling and windsurfing. Whatever your
preference, an abundance of recreational
activities will be right at your fingertips.
There are ten free boat
launches located at: Lake side County Park, Lake
Shore Drive, Crystal Lake Way, Lakeshore Drive,
Lucerne Harbor County Park, Clear Lake Avenue, and
First Street, Third Street and Fifth Street ramps.
Contact the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce for
complete information on the hordes of other resorts,
campgrounds and marinas in the area.
: Clear Lake is a premier fishing
destination for giant-size bass. it is known as the
“Bass Capital of the West,” The lake’s record
for largemouth bass is 17.52 pounds. Other species
of fish caught at Clear Lake include catfish,
crappie, bluegill and carp, but two-thirds of the
fish caught in the lake are largemouth bass. Clear
Lake produces more catfish than any other lakes
located in California. Clear Lake is home to
numerous fishing tournaments each year.
Open: Clear Lake is open seven days a week, 24
hours a day for boating, year-round. NOTE: Beginning
April 8, 2008 all motorized and non-motorized
vessels including boats, trailers, kayaks, canoes,
jet skis, inflatable rafts, etc. will be required to
obtain an inspection sticker prior to launching. For
more information call the Lake County Mussel hotline
at: Ph: 707 263-2556
Fees: There are day use, launch, pet and camping
Facilities: The facilities consist of ten free
boat launches, a snack bar, full-service marinas,
restaurants, boat rentals, (including kayaks),
fishing, hiking, sailing, jet and waterskiing and
windsurfing. Pets are allowed. Kayaks and canoes are
available for rent at the park concession. Kayaks
can be launched at the boat launch, swim beach, and
Directions: From the city of Calpella, head north
on U.S. Highway 101. Exit onto Highway 20 traveling
east for twenty miles. Turn right and drive south on
Highway 29 for twelve miles. Turn left on Soda Bay
Road to reach Clear Lake State Park.