Serene surroundings and a popular spot for kayaks, canoes, patio boats, and even the occasional windsurfer.
In northwestern Lake County, the quaint recreational community of Blue Lakes dots the shores of two small, peaceful lakes known simply as Upper Blue Lake and Lower Blue Lake. The lakes are bordered by State Highway 20 to the north and densely forested hillsides to the south. Just a ten minute drive from the town of Upper Lake and 15 minutes from Lakeport, the County Seat, this spot is a favorite getaway for local residents and out-of-town vacationers alike.
Swimming and fishing are popular activities in the clear waters of Blue Lakes, and although boats are allowed, a speed limit of 5 mph is enforced, making for serene surroundings and a popular spot for kayaks, canoes, patio boats, and even the occasional windsurfer.
The deep, crystal water of Upper Blue Lake supports populations of bass and bluegill and are stocked monthly with rainbow trout, so novice and experienced anglers alike have an opportunity to drop in a line from a dock or the shore’s edge, or even head out by boat in search of a favorite fishing spot. If you are a fishing enthusiast, be sure to mark your calendar for the Trout Derby held in April every year.
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