The largest natural lake in California, Clear Lake is a popular destination for fishing, boating, swimming and other recreational activities like windsurfing and water-skiing. Anglers can try their hand at catching largemouth bass, catfish and crappie among others.
Running Creek Casino
Running Creek in Upper Lake is a full-service gaming facility. It features more than 300 slot machines and 5 game tables with Black Jack and Texas Hold 'Em. Live entertainment, 3 dining options and special sports viewing on big screen TVs are part of the thrills!
Cow Mountain Recreation Area is located on BLM land and is a popular place for target practice and off-roading. Be prepared for some rough terrain when driving - 4 x 4's are recommended. Be sure to pack your own picnic and water as there are only basic facilities like pit toilets. It's a fun place to get away from it all.
Popular with ATV riders and dirt bikers, Penny Pines offers 3 staging areas and 135 scenic miles of trails, many of them at the black diamond level. Trails run under overhanging trees, out in the open and through shallow creeks. There are easy trails that appeal to new or younger riders, and some "play areas."
Saratoga Springs Retreat Center
An oasis of serenity and calm, Saratoga Springs offers group retreats and special events, including wedding ceremonies. The Main Lodge and the Heart Lodge are both special venues for that special day. The Stone Labyrinth is the perfect place to meditate, and the Hot Soaking Pool is where to go for relaxation.