Clear Lake State Park hosts ‘First Day Hike’ Jan. 1

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – A new year is beginning and Clear Lake State Park would like to invite you and your family to celebrate the fourth annual America’s State Parks First Day Hikes and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service by participating in a self guided walk in Clear Lake State Park on Jan. 1, 2016.

At 10 a.m. meet with Clear Lake State Park Interpretive Association and State Park volunteers Rich and Oleta Simpson and Brad Barnwell at the visitor center parking lot to start the walk down the Old Kelsey Creek Trail.

Entry into the park for walk participants will be free.

The one-hour, one-mile walk is on an Americans with Disabilities Act-accessible trail that meanders along old Kelsey Creek through the cottonwood and willow trees.

The slow pace will give you the opportunity to experience the parks flora and fauna as if you were actually one of the park’s wildlife residents.

The winter weather could be brisk and participants should dress appropriately and wear sturdy shoes and bring binoculars, and water. Rain will cancel the walk.

Clear Lake State Park is located at 5300 Soda Bay Road, Kelseyville, and entry into the park is free for those attending the walk.

Anyone having special needs should contact the Clear Lake State Park Sector Office Tuesday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 707-279-2267.

For further information on California State Parks go to www.parks.ca.gov .