Clear Lake is in Lake County between Hwy 101 and I-5, with Hwy. 20 connecting the two and running along the lake’s north shore. It’s about 110 miles north of San Francisco.


It is the largest natural body of water entirely within California. It is about 20 miles long, has over 100 miles of shoreline and 43,800 surface acres of water. It’s deepest point is 60 feet with an average of 28 feet. Lake elevation is 1300 feet.

Clear Lake Resort
Clear Lake


Florida-strain largemouth bass, catfish, panfish.

Facilities Available at Clear Lake Resort

There are probably more facilities surrounding Clear Lake than any other lake in California. The only public camping facility is at Clear Lake State Park (707) 279-4293. Reservations are suggested during the summer months, (800) 446-7275. Information on the scores of other resorts, campgrounds, launching ramps, marinas, etc. is available from the Lake County Chamber of Commerce, (707) 263-6131 and from the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce, (707) 994-3600.