Highland Springs

As of Wednesday 1/13/2021 trails will be closed to non –hikers for erosion control measures due to current and future rain events. We will routinely asses the trails as a drier weather approaches and will notify the public in the following months once trails are safe again for all users of Highland Springs.

Effective immediately, Highland Springs Recreation Area will be open for outdoor activities as long as they are performed in groups no larger than two, with no direct or indirect physical contact, without sharing equipment, with no group congregation and in compliance with social distancing of six feet.
  • Paddle-propelled watercraft that can be launched by hand and with a maximum of two people is permitted.
  • Fishing from the shoreline of the reservoirs is permitted, as long as social distancing of 6 feet is maintained. No gatherings of more than two people fishing at one time.

Thank you for your cooperation, and for taking action to keep those close to you safe.


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The Lake County Watershed Protection District owns approximately 3,200 acres of property in the Adobe Creek Watershed commonly known as the Highland Springs Recreation Area.

Park Hours

The Park is open seven days a week from 6 am to 9 pm.

Park Restrictions
  • No potable water is available
  • No overnight camping
  • No vehicle use past locked gates
  • Do not block gates or roads
  • No OHV use is allowed within the area    
  • Discharge of firearms unless a hunting permit has been obtained

Park Rules and Hunting Boundary Map 

Park Location

The Highland Springs Park and Recreation Area is located approximately two hours from the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay Area regions as well as Santa Rosa, Sonoma and Ukiah. The area is five miles from the City of Lakeport and 30 miles east from the city of Clearlake. The signed entrance can be reached from Highway 29 via Highland Springs Road to the Highland Springs/Old Toll Road split.

Recreational Activities
Park Area Recreation Area
Non-Motorized Boating Nature Study
Fishing Birding
Swimming Hiking
Picnicing Mountain Biking
Barbecues  Horseback Riding

Disc Golfing

Hunting (requires Hunting Permit)
Group Use (may require Property Usage
Designated Hiking/ Equestrian Trailhead
(see caretaker for access)
Shooting Ranges
Pistol and Rifle Range Trap Shooting
Membership Required Open to the Public
Wednesday & Sunday 9 am to 12 pm
Contact: Contact:
Konocti Rod and Gun Club at (707) 262-5652
or Bill Rees at (707) 278-0415
Lake County Rod & Gun
Ken Peters - (707) 972-8819
Future Development
The District is actively pursuing grants to improve existing and construct new multi-use non-motorized trails.