One of the highlights of my Clear Lake trip was a visit to Rodman Slough County Park. In addition to beautiful views of the lake and a switchbacking trail loop through an oak woodland, the park is home to a nesting pair of osprey. You can find more information about osprey nesting and breeding habits here.

The osprey which inhabit the tall nest at the pinnacle of a pole gifted to the great birds by Pacific Gas and Electric saves the birds from an untimely death by electrocution.

The park is 40 acres and is the perfect picnic, fishing or swimming site. Not to be confused with the Lake County Land Trust’s more than 400-acre Rodman Preserve on Westlake Road in Upper Lake, Rodman Slough County Park is open year-round — Kathleen Scavone, M.A., in Lake County News

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