Clearlake is located in northern California in Lake County. According to the 2010 census, the population is 15, 250. The city is located on Clear Lake.
Students in Clearlake are educated through the Konocti Unified School District
. There are 4 elementary schools that house K through grade 8 and one high school that houses grades 9 through 12. There are also 3 Alternative Education Schools in the district, as well.
There are 24 colleges and universities within 100 miles of Clearlake including San Francisco College, William Jessup University, Holy Names University and California State University – Maritime. The schools provide education in a variety of careers and include business, engineering, business management, social services, history and health.
The first inhabitants of the Clearlake area were the Pomo Indians, who suffered at the hands of the European and Spanish settlers who moved into the area. The area stayed quiet until the Gold Rush when settlers inhabited the area looking for a better way of life. The Clearlake Post Office opened in 1923 and the town was called Konocti, after Mount Konocti, a name given to the geographical feature by the Pomo Indians and then it was called Clearlake Highlands. The city was incorporated in 1981 when the city was officially renamed the City of Clearlake.
Parks and Recreation
There are 29 parks
in Lake County and the amenities include sports fields, swimming, fishing, hiking, play areas, picnic and barbeque areas, including 5 right in the city of Clearlake
Attractions and Activities
There is a lot to do in Clearlake and the immediate area of Lake County. There is something for everyone including golf, wine tasting, bird watching, off road adventures and day hiking. Lake County has become one of the west coasts newest wine tasting destinations and an ideal place for wine connoisseur to investigate. Clear Lake is one of the oldest lakes on the continent and a prime place for water activities of all types.
The city of Clearlake and the surrounding Lake County hold a variety of annual events that are sure to please everyone. Wine lovers will find the Lake County Wine Adventure fascinating as well as educational about the wines made in that area. Lake County Summerfest is an end of the Summer celebration that includes entertainment, indoor and outdoor concerts, theater productions, a celebrity golf tournament and food. The Kelseyville Olive Festival is a day of family fun based on the olive. It is held in an olive orchard and is educational as well as competitive for those who enter the olive pit spitting contest.