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Boggs Lake Ecological Reserve


Boggs Lake Ecological Reserve is a 46 acre property co-owned and managed with The Nature Conservancy. It was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 1998. 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.

For more information, call the North Central Region Rancho Cordova office at (916) 358-2900, or the reserve at (707) 944-5500.

Recreational Opportunities

fishing Wildlife Viewing

PLEASE NOTE: For information on public use regulations for this area and other Department lands refer to the link opens in new windowCDFW Public Lands Regulations. All visitors are responsible for knowing and following these regulations.

Activities: Fishing, birdwatching and wildlife viewing

Facilities: None

Last update : 2/15/2017 4:11:45 PM

Wildlife Branch - Lands Program
1812 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 445-0411

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North Central Region (Region 2)

Lake County

southeast of Kelseyville

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.

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