Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What are the hours at Anderson Marsh State Park?
A: For up-to-date hours of Anderson Marsh SHP, please contact the State Park’s Clear Lake Unit at 707.279.2267 or 707.279.4293.
Q: Is there a fee?

A: Yes, there is a parking fee of $4 per car.  The fee is $3 per car for seniors.

Q: What will I see at the Park?

A: The Park contains oak woodlands, grass-covered hills, and riparian and Tule marsh habitats protected as part of a nature preserve. For over 10,000 years the Southeastern Pomo knew this land as home and many archeological sites exist at the Park. The Park also contains an historic 19th Century Ranch House and Barn Complex. Click for more information about the park.

Q: What hiking trails are available at the Park?
A: There are several hiking trails at the Park, including the Cache Creek Nature Trail, which is a level, wide trail that travels over a wooden boardwalk to Cache Creek and is appropriate for those with limited mobility.
Q: What will I see at the Ranch House?
A: The old Ranch House at Anderson Marsh State Historic Park is an example of the early Lake County European immigrant experience, with parts of the house being constructed at various times, including the 1850s, the 1880s and the 1920s.
Q: When is the Ranch House open?
A: AMIA conducts periodic guided tours of the historic Ranch House. Contact AMIA for more information.
Q: Can I take my dog to Anderson Marsh State Historic Park?

A: Dogs are not allowed in most areas of the Park. The Park includes a Natural Preserve which protects sensitive wildlife and ground nesting habitats. However, dogs on a 6 foot leash are permitted in the North Flat section of the Park, which is located within the City of Clearlake at the end of Lakeview Way off of Old Highway 53.

Dogs are not allowed in any other area of the Park, except that dogs are allowed on a 6 foot leash in the parking lot in the main area of the Park and in the picnic area in the Ranch House Yard.

Please clean up after your dog.