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Lakes & Reservoirs

Clear Lake
ClearLake Known as the "Bass Capital of the West," with more than 43,000 surface acres and 100 miles of shoreline, Clear Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake completely within California. Ample space for fishing, swimming, sailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, and other water sports.
  • 11 Public ramps
  • Black Bass
  • Bluegill
  • Catfish
  • Carp
  • Crappie
  • Fishing guides
  • Boat rentals
Blue Lakes
Blue Lakes Wind Surfer Because the use of power boats is limited to 5 mph on Blue Lakes, the pair of lakes offers a quiet environment for relaxation. Sitting at an elevation of 1,357 feet, the two lakes known as Upper Blue Lake and Lower Blue Lake cover 73 acres and 52 acres, respectively. Day use access and fees can be found at www.lakecounty.com/Accommodations/Area/BlueLakes
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Trout
  • Beaches
  • Hiking trails
  • Sailing
  • RV/camping
  • Windsurfing
  • Catfish
  • Boat launch
  • Lodging
  • Boat rentals
  • Rowing
  • Bluegill
  • Largemouth bass
  • Picnic areas

 

Highland Springs Recreation Area
Highland Springs 3600 E Highland Springs Road
Lakeport, CA  95453
(707) 263-2341
www.co.lake.ca.us

Warm water fishing, swimming, and non-powered boating are enjoyed at Highland Springs Reservoir, a small lake south of Lakeport. The reservoir covers 146 acres of land and is fed by Highland Creek. Catfish, bass, crappie, and bluegill are found in the lake. A large grassy area, picnic facilities, and restrooms are located next to the reservoir. There are horseshoe pits and a basketball court. A disc golf course just off Highland Springs Road is available for public use.

  • Disc/frisbee golf
  • Restrooms
  • Swimming
  • Hunting
  • Sparrows
  • Buffleheads
  • Catfish
  • Bluegill
  • Hiking trails
  • Picnic area
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Shooting range
  • Nashville Warbler
  • Coots
  • Bass
  • Horse trails
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • BBQ
  • Lazuli Bunting
  • Mallards
  • Crappie
Indian Valley Reservoir

Access is via Walker Ridge Road off Highway 20. The reservoir is under the jurisdiction of the Yolo County Flood Control District. It sits at an elevation of 1,475 feet. Six miles long and a mile wide, the reservoir has approximately 39 miles of shoreline. The 3,700-acre reservoir is open to all boating, with a 10 mph speed limit. Two launch ramps are available to the public. An office and store is located at the south end of the reservoir. Visitors enjoy camping at tent and RV sties, picnicking, swimming, hiking, birding, other nature study, and hunting for waterfowl, quail, dove, turkey, pigs, and bear.

  • Boating
  • Hiking
  • Store
  • Catfish
  • Camping/RV
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Trout
  • Kokanee
  • Swimming
  • Boat ramps
  • Bass
  • Crappie
Lake Pillsbury

Lake Pillsbury, at an elevation of 1,832 feet in the north Lake County area, is open to all boating. Boat camping is allowed in designated areas. The lake's 2,280 surface acres and 31 miles of shoreline provide plenty of room for boating, fishing, and swimming. Visitors to the area can also enjoy picnicking, hiking, backpacking, riding along U.S. Forest Service trails including the Back Country Discovery Trail, and hang gliding from Hull Mountain (elevation 6,873 feet) near the lake.

  • Boat rental
  • Boat launch
  • Swimming
  • Black bass
  • Fishing
  • Marina
  • Slips
  • Trout
  • Canoe rental
  • Camping
  • Seasonal resort
  • Sunfish

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