Lakeside Inn Pub and B&B Local Attractions
Local attractions include: antiques, water sports, bicycling, bird watching, planetarium, wineries, casinos, specialty Lake County tours, concerts, rock hounding, museums, cultural arts, farm trails, hiking, horse back riding, fishing, hot spots, bait, tackle, golf.
CLEAR LAKE It's a shallow lake, averaging about 30 feet. Some of the deepest spots are actually vents to soda and hot springs originating deep within the Earth. Journey to the Soda Baths within paddling distance from the Pub and experience natural hot springs coming up from the bottom of the lake which are surrounded by rocks. Use at your own risk, however.
Lake County 'Diamonds' (Moon Tears)
Lake County "diamonds", also called "Moon Tears", are semi-precious stones of volcanic origin found nowhere else in the world. While not equal in hardness to real diamonds (7.5 - 8 compared to a diamonds 10) Lake County diamonds have been used commercially and are capable of cutting glass. They are highly prized for collectors and can be faceted and polished to make beautiful jewelry, which are almost as brilliant as real diamonds.
According to one Indian legend a Pomo Indian Chieftain and the Moon fell in love. The Moon could not stay with the Chieftain because she was needed by the people to light the night sky and mark the seasons. She was so sad to leave the Chieftain that she wept "Moon Tears" which became Lake County diamonds.
From the top 4200-foot Mt. Konocti you can see the entire lake. It is a sacred place to local Indian tribes and can be seen from almost any place on Clear Lake.
At the base of Mt. Konocti, along Soda Bay Road, you'll find 2 golf courses, numerous small resorts, old lava quarries, Clear Lake State Park, the town of Kelseyville, the Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa, and many other attractions.
Clear Lake State Park
Clear Lake State Park, just a mile and a half away, has 300 acres of land at the foot of Mt. Konocti. Campgrounds, nature trails, fishing, swimming, boating and cycling are some of the activities offered. There is a Visitor Center with interpretive displays. (800) 444-7275
There are several Indian Casinos in Lake County:
Robinson Rancheria Bingo & Casino Located in Upper Lake and the only high-stakes casino in Lake County. (800) 809-3636
Konocti Vista Casino Features a classic 1950's theme just a few miles away near Lakeport. (800) FUN-1950
Twin Pine Casino Lake County's newest casino is located off Highway 29 just a few miles south of Middletown. It is open 24 hours and has a Game Room for children. (707) 987-0197
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