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“Clear Lake, CA... Beware of Algae”
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 August 20, 2010

My family recently rented a lake front home on Clear Lake. While the home was nearly perfect, the boat dock and lake were disappointing. A very think layer of algae covered the water area around the deck which prevented us from swimming off the deck and required us to clear the prop every time we left the dock. The entire lake was filled with algae, either in a thick layer floating on the surface or in pieces floating in the water. We made the best of the situation and did ski and boat in the lake, but I would never recommend this lake as a vacation spot.

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