all towns by county coastal deserts urban mountains countryside snow towns parks & forests cali maps

Destinations | Country


Far from the hussel and bustle of the big city and the urban sprawl are small, quiet, lakeside towns like Lucerne. Retire on the cheap in California? Above wine country, above the traffic and smog, at the very edge of Mendocino Forest. Mobile home to mansions, all the way around large Clear Lake.

lucerne, California

elevation: 1370'
population: 3,000
zip code: 95458


largest freshwater lake, surrounded by mountains

Lake County
Northshore of Clear Lake
on Hwy 20



  • biking
  • camping
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot springs
  • boating
  • off roading
  • mountain biking
  • walking
  • kayaking
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes

    parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Clear Lake State Park
  • Snow Mountain Wilderness
  • Mendocino National Forest
  • Lucerne Alpine Park
  • Lucerne Harbor Park
  • High Valley Road
  • Indian Valley Reservoir BLM
  • description:
    Sleepy little lake community with minimal shopping and services, but maximum lake scenery. Grassy lakeside park and paths, paved boat launch. Residential, outdoor recreation and the mountains next door.

    nearby towns
    nearby towns:
    Clearlake Oaks
    Wilbur Springs
    Upper Lake
    local links
    local links:

    Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce
    14295 Lakeshore Dr. Clearlake, CA 95422

    Snow Mountain Wilderness Hiking
    Wildfire 2018: Mendocino Complex
    Full Belly Farm
    Clear Lake Fishing Map

    Lucerne, California

    Clear Lake SP
    Total Escape California Camping


    California Weekends

    Total Escape has been an AmazonAssociate for 20 years!
    Earnings from purchases keeps this site alive.

    Copyright © 1996-2024 Total Escape, / All Rights Reserved.

    classic | lodge | recreation | destinations | journey | ads | sitemap | outside | maps | gear | mobile