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Far from the hussel and bustle of the big city and the urban sprawl are small, quiet, lakeside towns like Lucerne. Retire on the cheap in California? Above wine country, above the traffic and smog, at the very edge of Mendocino Forest. Mobile home to mansions, all the way around large Clear Lake.
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elevation: 1370' population: 3,000 zip code: 95458


largest freshwater lake, surrounded by mountains

Lake County
Northshore of Clear Lake
on Hwy 20



  • biking
  • camping
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot springs
  • boating
  • off roading
  • mountain biking
  • walking
  • kayaking
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Clear Lake State Park
  • Snow Mountain Wilderness
  • Mendocino National Forest
  • Lucerne Alpine Park
  • Lucerne Harbor Park
  • High Valley Road
  • Indian Valley Reservoir BLM
  • lucerne campgrounds

    Holiday Harbor Marina & RV
    Lakeview Campground NFS
    Clear Lake State Park
    Aurora RV Park, Upper Lake
    Oasis Campground
    Indian Valley Reservoir BLM

    tent camping

    Sleepy little lake community with minimal shopping and services, but maximum lake scenery. Grassy lakeside park and paths, paved boat launch. Residential, outdoor recreation and the mountains next door.

    nearby towns:
    Clearlake Oaks
    Wilbur Springs
    Upper Lake
    local links:

    Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce
    14295 Lakeshore Dr. Clearlake, CA 95422

    Snow Mountain Wilderness Hiking
    Wildfire 2018: Mendocino Complex
    Full Belly Farm
    Clear Lake Fishing Map

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