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Clear Lake State Park

Kelseyville, CA
+1 707-279-2267
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Clearly Good Experience

We had a delightful stay at this campground. Considering that there were 3 bass tournaments... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
a2grdtcher
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Morro Bay, California
Beautiful Walking/Hiking Trails

This is a great park for walking and hiking. The trails are well maintained. We went here to look... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Carol J
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Tucson, Arizona
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Located on the shores of California's largest freshwater lake, this park features a variety of water recreation including swimming, boating and water-skiing.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a delightful stay at this campground. Considering that there were 3 bass tournaments scheduled for the next day, the Friday night couldn't have been quieter. We were reassured by the frequent ranger patrols and the ample space given between sites. We had to...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

This is a great park for walking and hiking. The trails are well maintained. We went here to look at the birds - saw our first Pileated Woodpeckers! We were here for a couple of hours. According to their website there is a lot more...More

Thank Carol J
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Who knew that place was here? The lake area is fantastic for driving, hiking, or just plain sight-seeing. Read up on the geology before you visit and you'll get so much more out of the experience.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Park is beautifully taken care of, area is clean and maintained. Great place to walk on the road as well as the trails.

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

I had been running in Clear Lake State Park for about 5 months every morning, before I had an insulting incident with a state park ranger there. Around 6 am on my Thursday morning run with my headlamp and reflective vest on, I was stopped...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

There were very few campers here when we camped at Clear Lake. The bathrooms were clean but bring your own soap and towel. Showers were clean and hot, but a little glitchy, bring extra quarters. There is a raccoon problem here, but it’s no surprise...More

1  Thank LilyOLily
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I've stayed at resort style cabins before... up in Mendocino county... And I have ruffed it before... this was my first Clear Lake camping cabin style trip.. I would love to make this an annual spot... the scenery is gorgeous.. great for outdoor/nature photog fans......More

2  Thank Nuthin_Nice
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Online reservations very misleading there is no camping any where near any water that is accessible the one beach is small and packed with locals most of the sites are very far from the water or next to the swamp not even fish friendly much...More

Thank Calvin M
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Besides the beach in Clearlake's Austin Park, this provides the best beach on the huge lake with sand not gravel. You can also camp there. Since you are on the same side as Mt. Konocti, you do not get the extraordinary view of it like...More

2  Thank perryaam
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Clear Lake State Park is located on the lake. Fishing, bird watching, and simply enjoying the beauty of this lakefront park draws many folks back, time and again over the years. We love walking on the pathways, the beach, through the trees. Peaceful and full...More

1  Thank courtme2014
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Marie B
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Response from watchman01 | Reviewed this property |
I did not encounter ranger Cooper. In fact, all of the staff I met were quite friendly and helpful. The algae came and went. One day the swimming area was clear the next day it was covered in slime.
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