Welcome to Lakeport, California
Located on the west shore of Clear Lake, Lakeport is the oldest incorporated (1888) community in Lake County and is the Lake County seat. There are several commercial areas located throughout the City, including the historic downtown area, which has been designated a California Main Street City.
The City’s permanent trade area population is approximately 35,000. Per capita sales figures are among the highest in the region and are typically higher than the State’s average. With a population just over 5,100 Lakeport maintains a small town character and low-crime rate. Lakeport provides an opportunity for growth and a number of benefits for business and industry, including a pro-business community, affordable housing, and a variety of buildable sites within the 2.7 square mile City limits.
Lakeport is known for its popular recreational activities, such as boating, bass fishing, wakeboarding, swimming, sailing, and kayaking and is a destination for many tourists. With direct access to Clear Lake at Library Park, named after the historic Carnegie Library in the center of town, citizens and tourists alike can access the lake via several free public boat ramps.
Besides water sports, Lakeport hosts several annual events throughout the year, such as the Memorial Day weekend craft faire and parade, a seaplane fly-in, the Fourth of July fireworks and street faire, the Lake County Rodeo in July, the Lake County Fair each Labor Day weekend, several car shows, free Friday night concerts in Library Park during the summer, and the Taste of Lakeport are just a few of the community events held in the City.
With a charming atmosphere, beautiful environment, and great people, Lakeport is a great place to visit and an even better place to live.