Stunning vistas, world-class wines, the largest freshwater lake in California, the cleanest air in the U.S. and endless outdoor activities are waiting for you in Lake County.
This Northern California destination sits just north of the San Francisco Bay Area and has just about everything that a DogTrekker needs: wine, water, hiking, dining and local services catering to you and your pup.
Lodging options range from historic and modern hotels to lakefront resorts and lodges, vacation rental homes, family-friendly campgrounds, affordable motels and romantic bed-and-breakfast inns. Lake County is a popular location for weddings, anniversary celebrations, family reunions and special events.
Lake County is also known for producing wines of compelling quality and character. It is an ideal destination for the wine lover, with award-winning wines and dog-friendly wineries and wine tasting rooms that consistently receive rave reviews from visitors. Brew pubs are beginning to populate our communities and olive oil tasting is also popular.
Kelseyville is a quaint country town located at the base of Mt. Konocti, along the shores of Clear Lake; the perfect location to begin your Lake County dog-friendly wine tasting and land or water-based adventures.
The best place for you and your pups to make your home base as you explore Lake County is the Suite On Main, a collection of six custom suites located in a renovated landmark downtown Kelseyville building. more »
Yummy! - Photo Credit: Mikkel Bendix
Summer is prime time for outdoor dining, and around Clear Lake you’ll find lots of decks and patios that welcome well-behaved pets. In Lower Lake, Danny’s Roadside Kitchen is a true “roadhouse”—no inside seating, just great barbecue with a cult following. On a healthier tack, Wholly Bowl in Lakeport has a dog-friendly patio and turns out good-for-you meals (think chicken teriyaki bowls and Thai peanut wraps) and some of the best vegan dishes in Lake County. more »
All set up! - Photo Credit: Cassie Elizarraraz
Summers are made for camping, and Lake County has no shortage of dog-friendly campgrounds, both public and private, where you can pop a tent or pull up an RV for a few days of outdoor fun with your family, pup included. On the private campground side, you’ll find full hookups, tent sites, club rooms, motel-style lodging and lots of other amenities at waterfront resorts including The Narrows Family Resort (at Blue Lakes) or Pine Acres Blue Lake Resort. more »
Some peace and quiet! - Photo Credit: Jennifer Waicukauski
Close to a dozen communities sit on or near the shores of Clear Lake. While it would take days to explore them all, we can suggest a few highlights in Lakeport, Kelseyville, Clearlake and Upper Lake. Start in Lakeport, on the lake’s northwest shore, travel counter-clockwise and make time for meals, wineries, brew pubs and other places you can enjoy with your canine companion. more »
Clear Lake - Photo Credit: Jennifer Waicukauski
Clear Lake in Lake County is a big puddle of blue on the map about 75 miles north of Santa Rosa. For DogTrekkers, it and nearby Blue Lakes offer a diverse range of getaway options, from luxury resorts to funky cabins and many campgrounds. A natural freshwater body of water tucked into a hilly, forested landscape, Clear Lake is known to anglers as one of the best bass fisheries in the state. more »