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Lake County

Simply Paradise

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The Cities and communities of Lake County, California *

Blue Lakes

Clearlake , Clearlake Oaks , Cobb




Lake Pillsbury, Lakeport , Loch Lomond, Lower Lake , Lucerne



Upper Lake

Whispering Pines

*This list of cities may not be complete

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Information & Facts about Lake County, California


Lake County Government

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.


Lake County is in northern California above the San Francisco Bay area. It is slightly inland from the Pacific Ocean, but is landlocked from the ocean by Mendocino and Sonoma Counties.
It is bordered by Mendocino County to the west and northwest, Glenn County to the Northeast and Colusa County to the East. On the southeast is Yolo County and Napa County is to the South. Sonoma County is southwest of Lake County.

Check for maps of the area on this map page


2000 - 58,309
2005 - 65,147 (estimate)


Clear Lake is said to have been formed over two million years ago. Mt. Konocti formed gradually through a number of volcanic episodes. In 1821, the first Spanish soldiers arrived, led by Luis Arguello, By the mid 1800's the area was beginning to be settled. After being part of various counties, including Mendocino and Napa, Lake County was formed on 20 May 1861. Clear Lake State Park was created in 1948. Here is a history page for the county.

Weather & Climate

The area has a moderate climate
Check this weather page for current weather

Organizations and Groups

The Redwood Empire
The North Coast Visitor's Bureau
Serving nine coastal California Counties
Josephine, Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Lake, Napa, Sonoma, Marin and San Francisco

Attractions, Information and Links

Lake County is home to Clear Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake within California and possibly the oldest lake in North America. Blue Lakes, Lake Pillsbury, and Indian Valley Reservoir are the county's other major bodies of water.

Lake County Online - guide to the county

Historical Sites within the county

Visitor Information Center
6110 East Hwy. 20 in Lucerne
(800) LAKESIDE or (707) 274-5652
Fax (707) 274-5664
Monday - Saturday 9am to 6pm Sunday 10am to 5pm

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