With California’s cleanest air, America’s oldest lake, and the friendliest folks on Earth, we’re California’s best-kept secret. The best part? We’re just a short drive away! Whether you take the scenic route or the quickest way here, we’re ready to show you want make us Clearly Different.

Driving map to Lake County from San Francisco

From San Francisco, Marin & Alameda Counties

If you prefer scenic mountain roads:
Take Highway 101 north.
At Hopland take Highway 175 for 19 miles to Lakeport.

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 & 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:

Drive Time: 1 to 1.5 hours

Driving map to Lake County from Napa
Driving map to Lake County from Sacramento

From the Sacramento Valley

Go north on Interstate 5 until you reach Highway 20 in Williams. Take Highway 20 West until you hit Lake County. Travel north towards Lucerne, Nice or Upper Lake, or south for Clearleake, Lower Lake or Middletown.

Drive Time: 2 to 2.5 hours