Clear Lake State Park

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Clear Lake State Park

Location:3.5 miles northeast of Kelseyville on Soda Bay Road, north of Calistoga in the wine country.
Facilities:147 developed family campsites (including 2 hike/bike campsites; some sites @di), group camp, showers, restrooms (é), picnic areas (é), hiking and nature trails, swimming area, boat ramps, boat moorage, visitor center (é).
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, boating, water-skiing, wildlife viewing, guided tours, interpretive programs (seasonal).
Special Features:Clear Lake is the largest natural lake entirely within the state. Most of the water in the lake comes from runoff, though some comes from springs in Soda Bay. Bass fishing is so good here that some fishing organizations have designated Clear Lake as the best bass lake in the nation, based on numbers of fish caught. The lake also contains catfish, blackfish, Sacramento perch, hitch, crappie, and bluegill.
Address:c/o Northern Buttes District Office
400 Glen Dr
Oroville, CA 95966

Size: 590 acres.

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Clear Lake State Park

Location:2 miles south of Clear Lake, off IA 106.
Facilities:176 campsites (most with electrical hookups; @di) with restrooms and showers, more than 10 acres of picnic grounds, open picnic shelter, day-use lodge (é), playground, trails, swimming beach.
Activities:Camping, swimming, lake fishing, boating, sailing, jet skiing, windsurfing, water-skiing, hiking.
Special Features:Park is located on the southeast shore of 3,684-acre Clear Lake, one of the major outdoor recreation features of northern Iowa. The park is characterized by rolling land with mature groves of oak trees, with small draws and thickets that provide habitat for small wildlife. Scenic Woodford Island is managed primarily for wildlife habitat and is an excellent spot for fishing.
Address:2730 S Lakeview Dr
Clear Lake, IA 50428

Size: 55 acres.

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Clear Lake State Park

Location:In Montmorency County, 10 miles north of Atlanta on M-33.
Facilities:200 modern campsites, organization campground, trails, picnic area, shelter, playground, horseshoe courts, beach, 2 boat launches.
Activities:Camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, hunting (on state forest land), cross-country skiing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park is located within the boundaries of Mackinaw State Forest, which covers the northern eight counties of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. This is elk country, and elk can be seen and heard throughout the area in the early morning and evening, especially during the spring and fall. The park also has a sandy beach with a shallow swimming area that makes it ideal for children.
Address:20500 M-33 North
Atlanta, MI 49709

Size: 290 acres.

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Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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We head north toward the lake's western shore, passing Clear Lake State Park. We briefly consider stopping here for a hike (the park has boat access as well), but decide against it, figuring that today should be all about lake fun and decadence.
Clear Lake State Park and Anderson Marsh State Historic Park both preserve lands once used by the Pomo Indians; Anderson Marsh holds its annual blackberry festival on August 11 and 12; for information call the park at (707) 994-0688.
Sites of scheduled races include Lake Natoma/Nimbus Flats, near Sacramento (June 4 and 11, and July 30); Del Monte Beach near the public wharf in Monterey (July 16 and 23); Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area in Pleasanton (June 25, July 9); Clear Lake State Park (August 6); San Leandro Marina (August 20); Clarks By The Bay, Port of Redwood City (August 27); and Kings Beach State Recreation Area on Lake Tahoe's north shore (September 3 and 4).
PHOTO : motoring out of harbor at Clear Lake State Park

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