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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

4 Local Lakes

Dec 27, 2005 12:00AM

Check out these local lakes. One natural and three man-made wonders offer tons of summer fun. Boating, hiking, camping, swimming and fishing opportunities abound. There is even room to just relax and enjoy the view.


1) Spring Lake Park 539-8092 * 393 Violetti Drive, Santa Rosa

Enjoy the 3-acre swimming lagoon with sandy beach and a concession stand. The swimming lagoon is staffed by lifeguards and is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Parking is $5 per vehicle. 

Sonoma Lake

2) Lake Sonoma 431-4533 * 3333 Skaggs Springs Road, Geyserville

Nestled in the beautiful coastal foothills of Sonoma County, near Geyserville and Cloverdale. When full, the lake has a surface area of more than 2,700 acres and 50 miles of shoreline, forming the perfect setting for a wealth of recreational activities. You can hike, swim, ride, boat, camp, fish, or hunt at this one beautiful lake. 

Lake Mendocino

3) Lake Mendocino 462-7581 * 1160 Lake Mendocino Drive, Ukiah

Just outside of Ukiah, Lake Mendocino provides plenty of space for water skiing, sailing, personal watercraft and pleasure boating with a surface area of 1,822 acres. Boat launching areas are located at each end of the lake with two 6-lane boat ramps. Besides fishing, there are wonderful hiking spots and lots of campsites. 

Clear Lake

4) Clearlake 279-2267 * State Park Road, Kelseyville

You can't miss this lake. It's in the middle of Lake County! If you like water sports, Clearlake will give you all the room you need. From boating, skiing, wake boarding and tubing, to jet skiing, you can have a great time on 68 square miles of water! There are several places where you can rent jet skis, powerboats, ski-boats, patio boats and everything else you might need to have a fun-filled day on the lake.