A bucolic paddle along Clear Lake’s largest remaining natural shoreline, past cottonwoods and ancient oaks and small waterfront... more » hamlets. Far-reaching views of Mount Konocti, the Mayacamas mountains, and the north shore.
- Wetlands, tule reeds
- Migratory waterfowl route
- Views of Mt Konocti
- Wildlife viewing
- Grebe nesting areas
- Heron rookeries
- Hitch spawning run
From the boat launch at Lakeside Park, 1985 Park Drive in Lakeport, paddle toward the lake and turn left to head west. Continue for a few miles exploring the tule wetlands.
A great place to stop for lunch is Konocti Vista Casino. Then continue west to explore more wetlands or retrace your paddling steps back to the park launch.
For an alternate 6-mile trip, head east from the boat ramp at Lakeside County Park, paddling one mile toward Quercus Point (8) past another huge remaining stand of tule reeds with grebe nesting areas, cormorant rookeries, and wood duck nesting boxes. Two more miles will bring you to Clear Lake State Park (9) for lunch - or a rest - then meander back along the shoreline until you return to Lakeside County Park. See Water Trail 5 Soda Bay for more details on this scenic paddle that includes Quercus Point, Clear Lake State Park, and Soda Bay.
This is the sixth in a series of water trails created by the Konocti Regional Trails System in Lake County, California. less «