California State Parks Initiates Collaborative Planning Process for Clear Lake State Park

Jared Zucker
District Services Manager

LAKE COUNTY, Calif.— California State Parks today announced the department is developing a comprehensive general plan for the future of Clear Lake State Park in Lake County. The plan will enrich the visitor experience, address critical resource management and infrastructure needs, and incorporate public input into decisions about the park’s future direction. An initial step to gathering public input is an online survey that is now open until May 15, 2024, in English and Spanish.

The approximately 590-acre state park is one of California’s natural gems located approximately 125 miles north of San Francisco and 100 miles northwest of Sacramento.

“This comprehensive planning effort for Clear Lake State Park is a tremendous opportunity to assess long-standing challenges, develop thoughtful management strategies, and maximize opportunities to engage park visitors and the community,” said Matt Teague, Northern Buttes District Superintendent. “Already known as a premier fishing destination under picturesque Mt. Konocti, this planning effort will highlight the park’s other natural and cultural resources that demonstrate its value and significance to the California State Park System.”

The planning process for the general plan is underway and is expected to be completed within a three-year timeframe. The plan aims to create a visionary framework for the park by defining objectives, goals, and guidelines to direct park staff and management in making strategic decisions about park operations, improvements, and the stewardship of its natural and cultural resources.

The preparation of the Clear Lake General Plan includes an environmental impact report (EIR) to evaluate potential environmental impacts associated with proposals within the general plan. 

California State Parks looks forward to embarking on this journey with the public, California Native American tribes, and other stakeholders to ensure the park remains a cherished and accessible destination for all visitors. 

To stay up to date and receive notice of upcoming engagement opportunities and project updates, be sure to visit Clear Lake SP General Plan ( Questions and comments can be sent to

Images of Clear Lake State Park. Photos from California State Parks.

Images of Clear Lake State Park. Photos from California State Parks.

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