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Clear Lake State Park

Kelseyville, CA
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Type: State Parks, Bodies of Water
Owner description: Located on the shores of California's largest freshwater lake, this park features a variety of water recreation including swimming, boating and... more » Owner description: Located on the shores of California's largest freshwater lake, this park features a variety of water recreation including swimming, boating and water-skiing. « less
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San Francisco
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I just visited Clear Lake National Park today and definitely do not recommend it. We basically went from one disappointment to another in less than 1 hour. We arrived around 1.30pm, the visitor center supposedly opened until 2 was closed, we were told not to park at any campground but 99% of the park is made up of campground so... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The visitor's center provides a good introduction to the park with well-designed wildlife, cultural, and local history displays. We didn't expect to see too much wildlife since we arrived at noon on a very warm day. Within minutes of walking on a trail near the lake, we saw an Osprey nest with two adults and two chicks, a doe and... More

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california
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Very interesting visitors center with lots of information about the Lake. It is also not to far from many wineries and did have some good camping.

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San Francisco, California
1 review
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Here is my story. On Friday (October 4 2013) I was working in the Bohart Museum of Davis University until lunch. My plan for the rest of the day was to find a decent campground in Mendocino NF, and on Sunday to visit a few Redwood Parks on the way back to SFO. After 2nd closed campground I realized that... More

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Fairfield, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I just got back from a trip to Clear Lake State Park. My family & I rented a cabin. It was very clean & came with 2 full size bunk beds. Mattresses were included. There is no electricity in the cabin, but there is a table inside the cabin and a table, BBQ and firepit outside. The camp hosts were... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
37 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Okay, to be fair - it isn't the lake's fault! haha - but truly, the algae was so thick and sludgy, we took our inflatable kayak for a quick ride, and it was like being in a thick bowl of green porridge! We pulled the kayak out and it wasn't easy to get the slime off the bottom. And we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I live in Lake County and wanted to stay fairly close to home when taking my 2 year old on her first camping trip. I only paid for 1 night expecting to use it as a "dry run" but was very surprised how beautiful this park is. We stayed way up high on the hill in campsite #132. It was... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

If you've read the other detailed reviews, you know exactly what to expect. What else can I add? We loved all the wildlife. Everything was so clean and well maintained. At first we thought $30 to camp overnight was a bit much but once we explored the park, we think it was definitely worth it. They take great care of... More

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Kelseyville, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Clear Lake is really nice when the weeds and algae are at bay. The State Park has other things to do in the summer besides swim, but spring is nicest. Visitor center has interesting exhibits. Lovely area. Nice campgrounds too. Used to camp there a lot, til I bought a house nearby.

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Lakeport, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

This is a beautiful place wildlife every where we watched a deer swim across the channel pelicans turkeys ducks squerills. Awesome place the only downside was it is very expensive to camp and a ranger got all mad because we parked in a handicap campsite. There was only a few people in the whole park and i was unware that... More

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