California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Boggs Lake Ecological Reserve - Lake County

Wildlife Viewing fishing
The symbols above are activities permitted on this Ecological Reserve. Click for more info.

Location: Lake County - southeast of Kelseyville

Phone Number: (707) 944-5500

Map: Directional Map (PDF)

Area Regulations:

  • Camping is not allowed
  • Removal of mineral, archaeological, or natural resources in any form is prohibited except as provided in Title 14, §650.
  • Motorized vehicles are prohibited except on designated access roads and parking areas
  • Any refuse resulting from a person's use of an area must be removed from the area by that person

Access: From Kelseyville travel south on Highway 175; exit at Bottle Rock Road and travel south 4.7 miles to Harrington Flat Road; pass Boggs Lake to reach the reserve parking area.

Description: Boggs Lake ER is co-owned and managed with The Nature Conservancy. Boggs Lake is an unusual example of an upland vernal pool that occurs on volcanic substrate. This Volcanic Ash Flow Vernal Pool is known from only a few localities in Lake County. The lake is not fed by streams or springs, but rather acts as a catch basin for rainfall during the wet season, then gradually dries through the summer. This natural community supports unusual plant species adapted to this unique environment. The lake also provides habitat for a variety of waterfowl and marsh birds.

Recreational Use: Fishing, birdwatching and wildlife viewing are allowed.

Hunting: Not allowed.

Facilities: None.

PLEASE NOTE: Area regulations are subject to change. Special restrictions on recreational uses, hunt days and methods of take are listed in the current year's issue of Hunting and Other Public Uses on State and Federal Areas, available at CDFW offices and places where licenses are sold.



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