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Weather

Spring

Spring in Lake County is full of beautiful blooms, vibrant colors and lots of wildlife. The average temperature ranges from 65 degrees to 85 degrees between March and July.

Summer

From July through September, our days usually range from 85 degrees to  95 degrees with little or no rain. It is the perfect time of the year to hike Cobb mountain or spend time in the water at Clear Lake.

Fall

October through December is harvest time in Lake County, where they are famous for their pears and walnuts. The temperature typically ranges from 55 degrees to 75 degrees.

Winter

Average temperatures range from a low of 32 degrees and a high of 60 degrees during the months of January through March. Winter time in Lake County can be pretty wet with average yearly rainfall measuring 25 inches in the Clear Lake basin to almost 60 inches in the Cobb Mountain area.

 

Education

Public School

Lakeport Unified School District

Lakeport Unified School District serves more than 1,500 students in the Lakeport area, K-12.

Kelseyville Unified School District

Kelseyville Unified School District is the second largest of seven districts located in Lake County and serves over 1,700 students in the Kelseyville area which includes the town of Kelseyville, the Big Valley area, Soda Bay, the Buckingham peninsula, the Riviera and up to the crest of Cobb Mountain. The district consists of two elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, and alternative education settings.

Upper Lake Unified School District

Upper Lake Unified School District is a small school district that serves approximately 900 students, comprised of an elementary, middle and high school as well as three alternative schools to meet the needs of their students, K-12.

Higher Education

Woodland Community College

Woodland Community College Lake County Campus is located on 12.7 beautiful wooded acres in Clearlake. The campus has a rigorous educational philosophy paired with small classes, giving students the opportunity for more contact with instructors.

Mendocino College Lake Center

Mendocino College Lake Center is located in Lakeport and is one of three centers operated by Mendocino College. The Lake Center offers day and evening college-credit classes in a variety of academic disciplines and provides a friendly and accessible atmosphere for new or returning college students.

 

Recreation

Life in Lake County is dominated by two natural elements: majestic Mt. Konocti and beautiful Clear Lake. Clear Lake is the recreational center of the County and, almost year round, it offers boating, fishing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, bird watching and the serenity to be enjoyed along its shores. The environment centered around Clear Lake fosters a rich variety of birds, fish and game.

 

Culture and Community

Living in Lake County is a little like going back in time. It is a county of small towns, far from the bustle of city life, where people still really know their neighbors. The County Fair is still a big deal, and agriculture is still a viable way of life. It's a great place to raise a family and to enjoy the serenity of a semi-rural lifestyle.

Lake County's pace may be somewhat slower, but the creative energy and talents of local residents make it an interesting place to live. The Chamber of Commerce is very active, and cultural resources are developing. Clear Lake Performing Arts offers a winter concert season. Starting just after Memorial Day and running until Labor Day, the gazebo at Lakeport's Library Park hosts a series of free concerts that bring out almost everyone. It's a great place to meet your neighbors, enjoy a picnic, and dance under the stars.

 

To learn more, visit these sites:

Official Visitor Website for Lake County

Lake County Chamber of Commerce

Lake County Information Portal