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“Your have to put up with a little green...”
Review of Clear Lake

Clear Lake
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Clearlake
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Owner description: Clear Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake entirely within California, with 68 square miles of surface area. The expansive, warm water of Clear Lake makes it ideal for recreation, including swimming, water skiing, sailing, and boating. Its scenic beauty and abundant wildlife - combined with the clearnest air in California - make Clear lake an excellent place to slow down, enjoy nature, and just plain relax.Quality grapes, visionary winemakers, and high elevation terroir make Lake County one of California's premier viticultural regions. With 35-plus wineries and almost 9,000 acres planted in winegrapes, the area is reclaiming its pre-Prohibition reputation.
Temecula, California
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66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Your have to put up with a little green...”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Although my family and I had a great time at Clearlake, you have to be aware that the algae in the lake is going to impact your trip in some way. We stayed a week and had almost no algae to deal with the first few days, then the wind stopped and the green algae floated into our dock area and the surrounding lake areas near our house. We had a good time, but I doubt that my family or the other family we vacationed with will return.

Visited July 2014
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Shanghai
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33 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“What a waste”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

They got a town directly located at a nice lake, with lot's of lake front. And what did they do with it. Nothing, zero. No place to linger at the water front, or to rest and nice trees with some lush green. Nothing. What a waste.

Visited July 2014
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6 Thank JunianSH
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Berlin, Germany
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“back to reality”
Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

As tourist from germany you have the chance here to see the other side of the US of the poor without health care and houseowners in ghettos behind walls.

Visited June 2014
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9 Thank ducksouptb
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“lots of bums”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

There were homeless people fighting and asking for money... a local even hit a homeless man with his car and sped off. I felt uncomfortable after that and cut my visit short.

Visited January 2014
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15 Thank Brittany C
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Middletown, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Beautiful place to visit”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

If you enjoy a beautiful, tranquil weekend away, come to Lake County. Just a few hours from the San Francisco Bay Area are a host of friendly small towns. There are plenty of wineries, excellent fishing and lots of places to just relax and enjoy the scenery. There's NO traffic, no long lines and no hassles...

Visited October 2013
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9 Thank Robert L
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