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“A Beautiful place to visit”
Review of Clear Lake

Clear Lake
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Clearlake
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Owner description: 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 scenic beauty and abundant wildlife - combined with the clearnest air in California - make Clear lake an excellent place to slow down, enjoy nature, and just plain relax.Quality grapes, visionary winemakers, and high elevation terroir make Lake County one of California's premier viticultural regions. With 35-plus wineries and almost 9,000 acres planted in winegrapes, the area is reclaiming its pre-Prohibition reputation.
Reviewed November 8, 2013

If you enjoy a beautiful, tranquil weekend away, come to Lake County. Just a few hours from the San Francisco Bay Area are a host of friendly small towns. There are plenty of wineries, excellent fishing and lots of places to just relax and enjoy the scenery. There's NO traffic, no long lines and no hassles...

9  Thank Robert L
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Located in the beautiful Guenoc Valley in Lake County, Langtry Estates offers not only wonderful wines but also a beautiful place to have a picnic, hold a wedding, or wine taste. We recently had our company picnic at this location and it was a wonderful relaxing time for all. We all loved the views, wildlife, and enjoyed ourselves immensely!

3  Thank Darci A
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Last month I had the opportunity to spend the day on Clear Lake, mostly fishing, but enjoying the views and swimming from a boat on the largest lake in CA and the oldest in North America. Sure, a couple of places had algae and weeds and where the algae blooms were the largest, it smelled. We moved on--it's huge--nearly 70 square miles! That said, hardly any large lake is smell- or weed-free. I looked up the history of this lake and saw that certain times of the year algae blooms that smells in some parts of the lake, even in 1859. Bottom line is that game fish--especially bass and trout which I could see below the surface--thrive beautifully and are in abundance. I can't buy into the naysayers. Clear Lake is a an amazing ecosystem, incredibly safe to swim in. If you're looking for pristine, stay in your bathtub.

11  Thank JumpinJimbo47
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

We drove through Clearlake and Lucerne to get to the town of Nice where we stayed this past weekend to visit family. Don't bother fishing in the Lake because it is green and is filled with algae. There are a few casinos nearby that has really great deals on their buffets (all you can eat seafood for $19.95).

9  Thank itsallaboutme70
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Clearlake was a great destination but an algae a few years ago has made the lake green, scummy and you sure don't go in it. Sad.


5  Thank milwaukee1954
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