Eastshore Study Area

EASTSHORE STUDY AREA (ES)

Map of Eastshore Study Area
Communities and Destination Areas: Lower Lake, Clearlake, Anderson Marsh, Cache Creek, Lower Lake Park, Redbud Park, Austin Park

Proposed Trails: Bike Lanes (pink dotted lines); Water Trails (pink lines)

Types of trails are Existing, Proposed (approved in plans) and Conceptual Connections (wish list) divided into a three-tiered hierarchy:

  • Regional Trails (RT), connecting neighboring communities or regionally significant attractions.
  • Community Connector Pathways (CP), link important land uses and areas of interest, into the regional system
  • Local Trails/Pathways (LT), connect neighborhoods to schools, shopping; trails within parks.

Please note: Conceptual connections listed may or may not be possible trail routes due to a variety of reasons – terrain, cost, land issues. These are just a suggested and will be researched/revised in the future.

East Shore List from Workshop 1 and Online Survey:
Type – Description
RT – Connection to Berryessa
RT – Connection to Knoxville
RT – Dam Road to the dam
CP – Clearlake to Cache Creek
LT – Anderson Marsh
LT – Borax Lake

East Shore List from Workshop 2:
CP – Connections from school complex to the State Park
RT – Bike path on Perini Rd; Connect from Boggs Mtn to Lower Lake via Perini Road
RT – Connection from BLM Cache Creek Wilderness/Perkins Ridge to Cache Creek Dam
CP – Snows Lake Vineyard old road on Siegler Canyon Creek as a potential trail route
CP – Quackenbush Rd. leads to BLM via County Landfill, Cache Creek and Dam
CP – Lakeshore Blvd Bike path; Lakeshore Bike Trail past Borax Lake
CP – Sunrise Shores connection to Anderson Marsh extension parking
RT – Connection from Anderson Marsh to Clearlake Riviera County Park via Thurston Lake loop
CP – Connect existing bike lanes along the Highway (people walk to Walmart)
RT – Connections to Middletown and Napa
CP – Connections between City of Clearlake and Lower Lake

Additional Destinations:
Snows Lake; Thurston Lake

Opportunities:

  • NCTPA transportation agency in Napa will coordinate with Lake County on regional connections;
  • 600 unit approved development (Provinsalia) and connection to Cache Creek Wilderness with internal trails on Cache Creek. Will these be public? Need a specific trail policy.

Obstacles/Challenges:

  • Jurisdiction question about local pathways – many are within cities but this is a county plan – could we create an overlaying district and coordinating entity for all trails; Need to get more city staff and reps here; Lakeshore Blvd Bike path
  • (A) idea for undercrossing from schools to Anderson Marsh State Park was designed in the 1980’s but scrapped – cross under highway at the creek or at Dam Road;
  • Diamond hunters park and create problems on Perini Rd;
    Open gate off Lakeview Way to allow access to Anderson Marsh kayak launch; The Anderson Marsh Water trails could be used to promote tourism for bird & nature watching. Advertising in bird magazines, Sierra Mag, etc. Get AM State Park North Flat Parking open!
  • Intervening private land between BLM side trail to Cache Creek
  • (F) Parking at Sunrise Shores private land, is there an Audubon legal easement?
  • (G) Thurston Creek is an important wildlife corridor. Developer was going to dedicate 300 acres. Is this for sale?

Ideas

  • Bike ride/race on Perrini Rd needs signage to acknowledge regular usage;
  • Have Clean Up Day at Anderson Marsh kayak launch to generate interest.
  • Need policy language that requires public access in developments
  • Have signposts indicating future potential connections, destinations and resources
  • Need designated start-stop parking spots and bus connections along routes
  • Many trails along vineyards and farms; Agricultural community needs to be encouraged
  • (G) 10 mile loop running from Anderson Marsh (the Dell) along the ridgeline north of Thurston Lake to Riviera County Park, and back along the South side of Thurston Lake.
  • (E/H) A noticeable, signed “visitor” bike trail along Lakeshore Blvd to encourage more use by citizens here and to attract tourists. Getting existing lodges along lake to participate.
  • (A) Trail from Sleepy Hollow Trailer Park to the Dam along Cache Creek, look at easement.