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Clear Lake is a beautiful Lake. Unfortunately, the surrounding cities are a bit sad. Bring your... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Oakland, California
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Just had to write that Clearlake is a safe and even continuingly wonderful place to visit - even... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
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Clear Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake entirely within California, with 68 square miles of surface area. The expansive, warm water of Clear Lake makes it ideal for recreation, including swimming, water skiing, sailing, and boating. Its...more
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Clear Lake is a beautiful Lake. Unfortunately, the surrounding cities are a bit sad. Bring your drone and you'll get some nice aerial shots. Learn about the geology, and the volcanics and it makes seeing Mount Konocti a bit more interesting. Take a hike up...More

1  Thank 7,268
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Stayed in a time share here. Long drive from Sacramento. Hotel/Time Share OK, but there is a lack of things to do if you don't fish or have a boat. A couple of casino's in the area but they are unremarkable. Trouble finding decent places...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2018

Just had to write that Clearlake is a safe and even continuingly wonderful place to visit - even after the nearby Ranch and River Fires. While a huge swath has been burned, most of that was in wildland, and the lake's shores and amenities are...More

2  Thank Magdalena H
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Before the algae blooms the lake is beautiful. But the shallow lake heats up when the weather gets hot - toward the end of July. When that happens there's no oxygen for the fish and there is a die off and it does get nasty...More

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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

I own property on the "Lake" in Lucerne. I wouldn't venture too far off of it. Clearlake is little more than a trailer park, grow den and EBT State.

8  Thank Bob W
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

We go here at least every couple of years. It’s easy to get to from the SF Bay Area and everyone has things they can do. Summer months are a bit brutal because of the high temperatures but if you are good with that then...More

2  Thank goofeey
Reviewed June 26, 2018

For a calming morning during our week-long stay at Soda Bay, we enjoyed the nature paths at Clear Lake State Park. There were only a few campers left over from the Memorial Day Weekend; otherwise, the place was deserted. Not so good for the park,...More

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Reviewed February 21, 2018

Clear Lake the city is nothing much. There might be one coffee shop. The city is a lot less picturesque than I expected. But Clear Lake the lake is fantastic. Who knew that place was here? The lake area is fantastic for driving, hiking, or...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2017

The town sits on this lake. Many small hotels and restaurants sit on the lake. Have seen a couple of boaters on the lake this past week.

Thank George B
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

... and enjoyed the scenery. It is a beautiful lake in the mountains. Unfortunately we did not have more time to play here.

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Brent M
June 29, 2018|
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This water isn't safe for anyone. I was told as a child you can get a disease if you swim in it. This town sucks and basically anyone here is either old or on drugs. Including most kids in high school and middle school don't... More
Taresea R
December 31, 2017|
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Response from all-inclusive4me08 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but seriously, there are a lot better places to go.
July 11, 2017|
Response from SissyBea |
It is safe unless there is a blue white slimy algae. The green stuff is just plant life. Water is best away from shore. Away from shore I would swim anywhere in the lake. Some areas have a lot of vine like weeds. Stay away... More