Explore Lake County
With pine-covered mountain forests, California’s largest natural freshwater lake teeming with fish and fowl, spring wildflower-covered fields, country back-roads with farm stands offering locally grown produce; Lake County is a wonderland of natural and rural beauty.
In the Northern part of Lake County on the Highway 20 corridor, the spring-fed Blue Lakes invites serene recreation; Upper Lake, with a historic western Main Street, is reminiscent of yesteryear; and world-class wineries and tasting rooms along the North Shore beckon visitors to stop and sip the fruits of Lake County.
The Southern part of Lake County along Highway 53 includes the city of Clearlake – with much-loved Austin’s Beach and the town of Lower Lake – with historic sites such as the stone jail and schoolhouse. Middletown – home to The Geysers and the Calpine Visitors’ Center – boasts numerous restaurants and a historic hot springs resort.
Scenic Highway 175, which winds over the forested Cobb Mountain leads back to Highway 29.
Along Highway 29, you’ll pass the slopes of Mt. Konocti, the charming country town of Kelseyville, home to the annual Pear Festival; rows of vineyards and orchards of pears and walnuts; and Lakeport, the county seat, which has numerous restaurants and parks along the lakeshore.
We encourage you to come, visit, explore, and make vacation memories that will last a lifetime!