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The Konocti Acquisition...
In August 2008, the County of Lake opened escrow on one parcel (#5 on map below), consisting of 176 acres with communication towers on Buckingham Peak for the sum of $1.2 million.
The County also entered into an "Option to Purchase Agreement" of an additional 1344 acres on Mt. Konocti, for a purchase price of $2.6 million.
The 1520 acres (shown in rust on the map) are contiguous with an existing 821 acres of public lands managed by BLM (shown in blue). Together, this would include the Black Forest, Wright Peak, Howard Peak, South Peak and Buckingham Peak. It also includes the original homestead and a stand of magnificent maul oak trees.
In September 2011, the County closed escrow on the property, and officially opened the Mt Konocti County Park.
Money generated from upcoming BLM land divestitures and public donations will be put towards acquiring other parcels. The ultimate goal - to eventually link the county and BLM-owned land with Clear Lake State Park, making it possible to develop hiking trails from Clear Lake to the top of Mt. Konocti.
Mount Konocti County Park is currently open for day-use hiking.
Future uses could include: horseback riding, picnicking, exploring, flower observations, nature walks, photography, birdwatching, hiking and reflection.
Please help Preserve Konocti by making a tax-deductible donation now . . .