The City of Lakeport is located on the western shore of Clear Lake just north of the intersection of State Highways 29 and 175. Lakeport was originally settled in the late 1850s and incorporated as a town in 1888. In its early years, the town served as a shipping port from which passengers and supplies were ferried to various points across the lake. The community was later designated as a city and has served as the seat of Lake County government for many years.
There are several unique and historic buildings in Lakeport which is centered around a quaint Victorian era downtown and the historic Lake County Courthouse Square. With a population of just over 5,200 people, Lakeport has a quintessential small town atmosphere. The historic Downtown area is the focus of the Lakeport Main Street Association which has been instrumental in placing decorative lampposts on several blocks of Main Street and has also sponsored beautiful hanging flower baskets (2 per lamppost), greatly enhancing the area. They also produce the downtown showcase event ‘Taste of Lakeport’ featuring Lake County wines, local restaurant fare, tasty treats and live music.
The Lakeport Redevelopment Agency has invested heavily in downtown improvements and a building facade enhancement program. Plans are under way for even more significant public area improvements including wide sidewalks, intersection bulb outs, patterned crosswalks, decorative lighting, and street trees on Main Street and several adjacent streets. The Agency also continues to pursue exciting revitalization options for existing lakefront and downtown properties. Library Park is the centerpiece of Lakeport’s Clear Lake shoreline, with free Friday night summer concerts, a huge July 4th celebration, and various other community events. Several shopping centers and commercial areas are developed on Lakeport Boulevard, 11th Street, High Street, and Main Street.
The Lake County Fairgrounds, which hosts summer auto races, the annual Lake County Rodeo in July and the County Fair in late August, is situated just southwest of downtown. You will find shopping, professional services, dining, overnight accommodations, quality housing in nice neighborhoods, good schools, medical facilities and a lot of nice people. For more information about Lakeport, visit www.cityoflakeport.com. Come see us soon.