The Lake County Water Resources fees have changed as of August 5, 2020.
Please click here for the updated fee schedule.
Update to local lake use restrictions:

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.  Ramp monitoring for the Quagga Mussel program will likewise resume.
This long-anticipated change will come as a part of our efforts to align with Governor Newsom’s changes to the statewide Stay-at-Home Order, and the beginning of Stage 2 of COVID-19 recovery.

Particularly as we loosen restrictions, it is essential that people:
- Maintain social distancing and keep good hygiene
- It remains strongly recommended that people wear masks when out.
- Vulnerable populations (over 65 and/or with chronic medical conditions) should continue to stay safe at home.
- We discourage people from crossing county lines, since this is an important way that the virus spreads.

For Lake County-specific Coronavirus information, please continue to visit the Lake County Health Services Department’s website,
or call 707-263-8174.

COVID-19 Prevention Measures and Protocols for Ramp Monitors, Inspections, and Decontaminations

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 "If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water"
-Loren Eiseley

About Us

Water Resources is responsible for the preservation, health, and growth of Clear Lake, the largest fresh water lake in California. The two main branches of Water Resources are Lakebed Management and Lake County Watershed Protection District from which all of our programs and projects stem.


Frequently Used Applications

Lakebed Encroachment Permit
Highland Springs Hunting Permit
Highland Springs Property Usage Permit
Aquatic Plant Management Permit


Fee Schedule (Effective May 24, 2019)