Northshore Study Area

NORTHSHORE STUDY AREA (NS)Map overview of Northshore Study Area

Update February 23, 2015:

Link to Feb. 23, 2015 Draft Lake County Paper Subdivision Management Plan.

Update Nov. 14, 2014:

Link to First Draft Lake County Paper Subdivision Management Plan.

Communities and Destination Areas: Nice, Lucerne, Clearlake Oaks, Nylander Park, Clearlake Oaks Boat Launch, Lucerne Harbor Park, Alpine Park, Hammond Park, Hinman Park, Holiday Harbor, Keeling 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.

Northshore List from Workshop 1 and Online Survey
Type – Description
RT – Northshore Ridgeline
RT – Bartlett Springs to Long Valley and Walker Ridge
RT – Access to MNF from High Valley Rd
RT – Northshore to Lakeport trail/bikelane
RT – Cache Creek Wilderness area
RT – Bartlett Springs Road to Pinnacle Rock
CP – Backroads of Clearlake Oaks
CP – Power line easements above Nice off Lakeview and Dodge
CP – Paperlot subdivisions in Nice and Lucerne
LT – Pathways into Plaza from foothills in Clearlake Oaks

North Shore List from Workshop 2:
Type – Description
RT – Continuing #B to Borax Lake via Sulphur Bank Drive
RT – Clearlake Oaks to Hwy 53 via Sulphur Bank Drive
RT – High Valley Road back into Fuller Canyon
RT – Downtown Clearlake Oaks up to Shannon Ridge
RT – Connection from Long Valley/Spring Valley along evacuation route to High Valley Road
RT – New/Old Long Valley Roads connection
RT – Doe Trail from Spring Valley to Indian Valley Reservoir
CP – Larger loop connecting Lucerne to the Ridgeline/High Valley Road/old campground
CP – Downtown Clearlake Oaks to Sulphur Bank Mercury Mine/EPA Site
CP – Paradise Valley from basin up to Ridgeline, loops
CP – Downtown Clearlake Oaks up along Schindler Creek
LT – Connecting parks in Clearlake Oaks to Clark Island

Additional notes from Workshop 2:

  • Additional Destinations: Sulphur Bank Mercury Mine Historic Site
  • Questions: Ridgeline Trail – Status, Timeline
  • Amenities desired: Connectivity to Parks, food, etc.; Multi-use trails, camping, day use; Picnic facilities/tiered use; Signage (distance from point A to point B); Cell phone connection info; Stewardship; Patrol, maintenance, service calls; Emergency access
  • Concerns: Liability concerns, Vandalism, trash, illegal dumping, marijuana gardens; Safety
  • Opportunities: Volunteer coordination intern at MNF/volunteer opportunities