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Home to California’s cleanest air, America’s oldest lake, and the friendliest folks on Earth.
If you’re a wayfarer, wanderer, or even a wee bit different, you’re always welcome here!
View the latest Lake County Visitors Map to learn about our local favorites and start planning your adventure around Clear Lake. We can’t wait for you to see what makes us Clearly Different.
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Need a quick get away? Lake County is the perfect spot to take your friends and family for a fun weekend in Northern California. Lake County wineries can't wait to host you! Check out Lake County Winery Commission's events page to make a reservation today.
Let go of stress and bond with loved ones over a picnic. Breathe in the fresh air and share a bottle. Lake County has several tasting rooms to choose from. Wine tasting is a great way to explore Lake County!
Visit Lake County wineries with the Lake County Winery Passport! You can order passports online or at the Lake County Visitor's Center.
Lake County Winery Passport
Experience what Lake County has to offer with the Lake County Winery Passport! Enjoy Complimentary Tastings at 16 Wineries. The purchase of the Winery Passport entitles you to one complimentary wine tasting at each of the participating wineries, as well as special offers and discounts at participating restaurants and lodging. Get your passport from the Lake County Winery Association.
Lake County Wine Adventure Weekend
If you are visiting in May, don't miss the Lake County Wine Adventure. Explore the Lake County wine region and discover what everyone is talking about. More than 25 wineries will throw open their doors to pamper you with wine, delectable food, a memorable experience and FUN!
Choose a two-day passport adventure good Saturday and Sunday, or if you can only spend a day, enjoy the Sunday only passport. Plan your route to take in the entire region or select a special few wineries to visit. Either way, get ready for fun! great wines! delicious food! and much more. Look for winery specials offered just for the Wine Adventure weekend. Must be 21 or older to participate.
The Mercantile: A hyperlocal destination for foodies & wine lovers
Part wine bar, part lunch cafe, part general store, with special events and pop-ups ranging from DJ nights to a weekly Saturday farmer’s market, this versatile gathering spot is anchored by Shannon’s extensive wine selection and an excellent food menu courtesy of beloved local caterer Rosey Cooks.
Library Park and/or the Library Park Gazebo
With direct access to Clear Lake, named after the historic Carnegie Library in the center of town, residents and tourists alike can access the lake via several free public boat ramps, as well as a swimming beach.
Features: Picnic Areas, Picnic Tables, Children's Playground, Restrooms, Docks, Boat Ramps
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Boat Ramps & Lake Access
The City of Lakeport boasts terrific boat ramps and lake access on Clear Lake and the best part of is that they’re free. Lakeport has three primary points of access to Clear Lake at First, Third, and Fifth Streets. Seven lanes of boat ramp access to Clear Lake are available at these three ramp facilities. There is well-designed turn-around, back-up, and maneuvering access for boaters and abundant free boat, trailer, and vehicle parking just steps away. No long walks between the parking area and your docked boat!
Lakeport also provides floating and mechanically-operated floats, some of which are available year-round. Another nice feature of the lake access facilities in Lakeport is the close proximity to fuel, restaurants, boating supplies, groceries, fishing supplies, overnight lodging, and camping. Lakeport has long been known as the place to put your boat in the water, whether you are a recreation boater or a professional bass fisherman.
Lake County Farmers’ Finest operates a year-round market on Saturdays at the Mercantile in Kelseyville and a seasonal one on Tuesdays at Library Park from May to October.
Certified Farmers Markets offer fruits and vegetables grown in season in the same geographical area, not thousands of miles away or in another country. Shoppers also will find beautiful handmade crafts, honey, olive oil, artisan foods, live music and information booths.
The Saturday Market at the Shannon Mercantile is located at 4350 Thomas Drive, off Highway 29 between Lakeport and Kelseyville. Right across from Rainbow AG. Open year-round!
The Tuesday Market in Library Park, is by Park Street between 3rd and 2nd Streets, the heart of Lakeport by the water! Open from May 3rd through September 27th!
Pamper yourself in Lake County
We’re tempted to treat a vacation like a rat race—how much adventure, food, and fun can we squeeze into just a few days? We zoom from one attraction to the next at a frenetic pace, driven by FOMO and a voracious appetite for experience outside the daily grind. But by the end of the trip, we’re more exhausted than when we arrived, and we go back home needing a vacation from the vacation.
If the goal is to relax, there are better ways to holiday. With epic mountain views, a temperate climate, and the cleanest air in California, Lake County has plenty of ways to help you slow down, renew your mind and rejuvenate your body.
From hot springs to hiking, stargazing to SUP yoga, our spas and retreats offer luxurious accommodations and creature comforts nestled in the healing cradle of nature.
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Theatre & Arts
For upcoming events with the Lake County Arts Council and Soper-Reese Theatre check out their Calendar. The Soper Reese Theatre is a project of the Lake County Arts Council, and its mission is to provide a professional venue for the performing arts and community events in Lake County, California. They feature live musical performances, including for the Lake County Symphony, film screenings, stage productions and variety of community events.
The Historic Courthouse Museum is Lake County’s premier museum of county and Native American history. Containing one of the largest collections of Eastern Pomo basketry in the world, you will walk away from this museum with a deep appreciation for the heritage of the local Native Americans. The Courthouse Museum is the only place where you can explore the whole spectrum of human habitation in Lake County—from the native Pomo to the American pioneers. Since they're open 5 days a week including weekends there’s always an opportunity for you to come in!
Lake County: The Ideal Camping Destination
We all love a good hotel. If you’re the indoors type, nothing beats a cozy bed, cable TV, a strong wi-fi signal, and a complimentary breakfast—not to mention a hot shower and turndown services. To that end, Lake County has plenty of exceptional lodges, hotels, motels, and inns to choose from.
However, if your idea of vacation is relaxing in nature and sleeping under a bed of stars, you’ll find some of the best California camping right here in Lake County. Between our spectacular vistas, temperate climate, and the cleanest air in California (stargazers take note), campers of all stripes will find themselves in a paradise they won’t want to leave. Here’s a primer to help you plan: Lake County: The Ideal Camping Destination.
Fridays during summer, from June to August, there are live free concerts in Lakeport’s Library Park. Bring your low-backed lawn chair or just a blanket and sit on the grass as some terrific bands fill the air with music right on the shore of Clear Lake. There’s a different band each week with a variety of music styles but it’s always a good time. Bring your picnics or visit some of Lakeport’s eateries and enjoy an evening under the clear skies of Lake County.
Lake County Rodeo
Lake County Fairgrounds in Lakeport. This is a sanctioned CCPRA Pro Rodeo featuring 7 Pro Events plus Local Barrel Racing and Local Team Roping events.
The ever popular Mutton Bustin' for youngsters 4 to 8 years is back for Friday and Saturday evenings. Winners will be awarded a Silver Buckle each night and all contestants will receive a commemorative T-Shirt. Enjoy the Rodeo Dance on Saturday evening.
Three July 4th Celebrations in Lake County
Plan Your Visit
Whether visiting for a day or making it a long weekend, pack up the kids, grandkids, or furry kids to celebrate Independence Day in Lake County.
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One amazing thing about Lake County is that every year, there are multiple opportunities to celebrate the Independence Day. Each filled with plenty of excitement, plenty of food, and plenty of fireworks. If you’ve got the time and want a holiday to remember, you can celebrate four days in a row. But even if you only make it to one, it will be worth it. Here are some great ways to spend the 4th of July in Lake County.
Shakespeare at the Lake
2023 Production: Measure for Measure
Here are links to upcoming events in our Community. We hope you will join in and celebrate with us - and be a part of the experience!
You will want to check out the Events Calendar for our Lake County Chamber of Commerce.
For Downtown activities please check out the Lakeport Main Street Association's Calendar.
If you are interested in visiting a vineyard check with the Lake County Winegrape Commission or the Lake County Winery Association.