Clear Lake, California’s largest natural freshwater body of water (and that’s located entirely within the state’s borders, with apologies to California- and Nevada-shared Lake Tahoe), is a special place in my heart. I’ve been there many times, particularly in my younger days when I caught my first-ever fish, a channel catfish.
It’s been a while since I’ve made it up to Lake County, but I know it’s a popular spring destination for locals and visitors from the Bay Area and the Central Valley. So amid the coronavirus restrictions, it will be interesting how it goes this weekend when the lake is expected to re-open, at least to local residents. Here’s more from the Lake County News:
Lake County Public Health Officer Dr. Gary Pace said in a Wednesday night statement that Clear Lake could reopen to local residents this weekend, but that social distancing and other measures must remain in place if restrictions are to continue to be loosened.
“Unless there is a significant change in COVID-19 activity that must preclude the possibility, I expect Clear Lake and its public boat ramps will once again be open to the public Saturday, May 9, allowing lake use by residents to resume, while observing social distancing,” Pace said.