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Boggs Lake Ecological Reserve

 
Boggs Lake Ecological Reserve

Page Type: Area/Range

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 38.88725°N / 122.77584°W

Object Title: Boggs Lake Ecological Reserve

Activities: Hiking

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 2780 ft / 847 m

 

Page By: Noondueler

Created/Edited: Apr 28, 2016 / Apr 29, 2016

Object ID: 970743

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Overview

This is a unique ecological environment in the Mayacamas Mountains south of Clear Lake. The lake is a vernal pond about a half mile across when full. The bottom is a depression of packed volcanic sediment fed only by the surrounding terrain and supports rare flora and fauna in a seasonal setting that largely dries in summer. It's an easy walk about scene. There is a trail looping through the woods on the north side of the reserve. A main trail to the walk out deck a short distance from the start. You can also route find your way around the lake but obviously be careful of the environment. 

The Reserve is 46 acres. It was established in 1973 and is co-owned by the The Nature Conservancy. It was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 1998. Years of study by ecologists have made this place a model for providing needs for lands with ecological significance. The external links section expands considerably on the history, flora and fauna.
 
Walk deck over Boggs Lake
 
 
Boggs Lake
 

Getting There

 
Boggs Lake panorama
Boggs Lake Ecological Reserve
From Kelseyville take Hwy 175 south. Exit on Bottlerock Road and go south 3/4 mile to Harrington Flat Road. Go left about half mile to a small parking area.

Red Tape

 
Boggs Lake and Mt. Hannah
 
Just respect the environment, stay on trails etc.

External Links

 
Boggs Lake west side
 
Boggs lake Ecological Reserve
Good example... Lake County News
Facebook Public Places and Attractions
Flora of Boggs Lake
Naturalist.org

Camping

Clear Lake State Park over by Kelseyville and Mt. Konocti on the south side of Clear Lake has camping options. This is less than 30 minutes away.

Trail head informative signs

 
Trail head signs
 
 
Trail head signs
 

Images

Boggs Lake panoramaBoggs Lake Ecological ReserveBoggs Lake west sideBoggs Lake and Mt. HannahBoggs Lake with Mt. HannahWalk deck over Boggs LakeBoggs Lake
Boggs Lake Ecological ReserveBoggs Lake Ecological ReserveTrail head signsTrail head signs