Close Enough to Make It Easy. Far Enough to Feel Like You’ve Gotten Away
We obviously love all that Lake County has to offer. From our world-class wines and stunning views, to having the cleanest air in America and being home to Clear Lake, the largest freshwater lake in California, we have much to share with you … so head our way and discover why so many people are falling in love with Lake County.
From San Francisco, Marin and Alameda Counties
Option #1 (if you prefer scenic mountain roads)
Take Highway 101 north.
At Hopland take Highway 175 for 19 miles to Lakeport.
Option #2 (if you prefer less twists and turns)
Stay on Highway 101 past Highway 175.
Shortly after Ukiah, take Highway 20 east.
Drive Time: 2 to 2.5 hours
From Alameda, Contra Costa and Napa counties
Take Highway 29 through Napa Valley and up into Middletown. From there you can take any number of routes to head toward the communities surrounding Clear Lake:
Highway 175 over Cobb Mountain and into Kelseyville.
Stay on Highway 29 to its intersection with Highway 53. Turn left to stay on 29 and you’ll be heading toward Kelseyville and Lakeport; or turn right on 53, which will have you enroute to the city of Clearlake.
Continue on 53 and you’ll hit Highway 20, which will lead you to Clearlake Oaks and around Clear Lake up to the north shore communities of Lucerne, Nice and Upper Lake.
Drive Time: 1 to 1.5 hours
From the Sacramento Valley
Go north on Interstate 5 until you reach Highway 20 in Williams.
Take Highway 20 west and you’ll be heading our way!
Drive Time: 2 hours