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Clear Lake Boating

Clear Lake's wide expanse of warm water make it a favorite destination for waterskiers, wakeboarders, and anglers. Jet skiers are welcome. The many docks around its shore make great stopping places for those out cruising. Paddlers in kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards find many places to go.

Boat Inspections

All registered boats are required to have an Inspection Sticker before being launched in Lake County waters. This is to protect the lakes from invasive quagga and zebra mussels. For complete information, including the application process and inspection station locations, see
Lake County Invasive Mussel Prevention Program.

Inspections are not required for canoes, kayaks, car-top boats, float tubes, rafts, wind surfers/boards, boogey boards, nonmotorized paddle boats, and nonmotorized sail boats that are eight feet or less in length.

Clear Lake Marinas

Braito's Buckingham Marina

1555 Eastlake Dr., Kelseyville, CA
Located near Buckingham Point.
(707) 279-4868  


Edgewater Resort

6420 Soda Bay Rd., Kelseyville, CA
Located on the west shore of Clear Lake
(707) 279-0208 or (800) 396-6224
Edgewater Resort


Blue Fish Cove Resort

10573 East Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks, CA
(707) 998-1769   Website: Blue Fish Cove Resort


Konocti Vista Casino Resort and Marina

2755 Mission Rancheria Road, Lakeport, CA
Website: Konocti Vista Casino Resort and Marina


Clear Lake Cottages & Marina

138885 Lakeshore Dr., Clearlake, CA
Located on the east shore of Clear Lake.
(707) 995-5253   Website: Clear Lake Cottage & Marina


Clear Lake Vista Resort

Formerly Ferndale Resort & Marina

6190 Soda Bay Rd., Kelseyville, CA
Located on the west shore of Clear Lake south of Clear Lake State Park
Now operated by the Konocti Vista Casino
Ferndale Resort's old website is still available, giving a good overview of the facilities: Ferndale Resort & Marina



Clear Lake Boat Rentals

Disney's Boat Rentals

401 S. Main St., Lakeport, CA
Located on the west shore of Clear Lake.
(707) 263-0969   Website: Disney's Boat Rentals

Disney's Boat Rentals
Rates for 3, 5, 6, and 7 hours
also available
Boat Length Seats 1 Hr. 2 Hrs. 4 Hrs. 8 Hrs.
Waverunner Jetski ~8' 3 $95 $160 $280 $395
Kayak, Pedal Boat, Paddleboard 1-2 $30 $40 $60 $80
Ski and Touring Boat 18' 7 NA $215 $325 $455
Ski/Wake Boat w/ Tower 20' 8 NA $265 $375 $495
Deluxe Ski/Wake Boat
with Tower
21' 10 NA $315 $435 $585
60HP or 115HP Deluxe Patio Boat* 24' 10 NA $215 or $235 $325 or $345 $445 or $465
Fishing Boat w/ Trolling Motor 17' 5 NA $175 $255 $365
Tubes, Skis, Boards $30 $35

Prices subject to change.


Public Boat Launch Ramps

Clear Lake Public Boat Launch Ramps
Boat Ramp Location Facilities
Redbud Park 14655 Lakeshore Dr., Clearlake Restrooms, Fishing Pier, Park
Clear Lake S.P., (fees apply) Kelseyville Docks, Swimming, Restrooms, Picnic, Camping
Library Park (3) 222 Park St., Lakeport Docks, Swimming
Lakeside County Park 1985 Park Dr., Lakeport Swimming, Restrooms, Picnic
Lucerne Harbor 6225 E. Hwy. 20, Lucerne Fishing Pier, Picnic, Restrooms
Rodman Slough County Park 1005 Nice/Lucerne Cutoff, Lakeport Primitive Ramp, Swimming, Picnic
Clearlake Oaks 12684 Island Dr., Clearlake Oaks Fishing Pier, Swimming, Restrooms, Picnic
Nice Community Beach 647 Lakeshore Dr., Nice Fishing Pier, Restrooms, Swimming
Keeling County Park 3000 Lakeshore Dr., Nice Fishing Pier, Restrooms, Picnic, Swimming

Clear Lake Algae

Because Clear Lake is shallow and warm, algae forms in the lake. When it is trapped at the surface and dies, it forms unsightly mats or slicks. They can be a hazard to boat motor intakes. Usually the blooms occur in spring and late summer and only affect certain parts of the lake. The areas most often affected include

Lake County Environmental Health: Blue-Green Algae

Lake County Clean Water Program

The Lake County Clean Water Program provides Public Education and Outreach to help restore and protect the beneficial uses of Clear Lake.
Lake County Clean Water Program


Marine Services

Bayshore Marine Service
7723 Highway 29, Kelseyville, CA
(707) 279-1094
Bayshore Marine Service

McAtee's Marine
2325 S. Main St., Lakeport, CA
(707) 263-1090

Clearlake Marine Services
14275 E. Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks, CA
(707) 998-1139
Clearlake Marine Services

White & Sons Boatworks
1555 B Eastlake Dr., Kelseyville, CA
(707) 279-1325
White & Sons Boatworks

West Marine
2885 Santa Rosa Ave. Ste. C.
Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 579-4076


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