Marymount’s Lakeside Campus in Lucerne
Located in the small Northern California community of Lucerne, nestled in the hills surrounding the north shore of Clear Lake, Marymount’s newest campus offers a unique opportunity for local residents to complete their bachelor’s or master’s degrees in their own community, as well as allowing our upper-division and graduate students from the Southern California campus to advance or complete their academic degrees at the beautiful Lake County campus.
The seven-acre campus is less than a mile from Mendocino National Forest, and is a five-minute walk from Clear Lake, the largest fresh water lake entirely within California’s borders, measuring 19 miles long and covering 68 square miles. The county is a two hour drive north from San Francisco, or northwest from Sacramento. State Route 20, the county’s primary thoroughfare, is a winding, two-lane highway running along the north shore of Clear Lake, and connecting Lake County to Mendocino and Colusa counties. The local area code is 707. Although the setting is semi-rural, many Lake County inhabitants are cosmopolitan in outlook thanks to the proximity of big cities.
While routinely-scheduled public transportation services from the Lake Transit District are available to connect students to major towns in the area, it is generally advantageous for students to have their own motor vehicles and/or bicycles to commute to work sites and other venues. The college does not provide regular shuttle services to the diverse locations at which students may conduct their research and internship activities.
Lake County communities offer students abundant opportunities for hiking, boating and fishing, as well as a number of favorite outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling. There also are many other things to discover in this diverse community, including cultural and social events hosted by the local Chamber of Commerce, nonprofit groups, local wineries, casinos and annual community events, including the county fair, auto racing, theatre, music and art shows. To learn more about the County of Lake, visit www.lakecountyca.gov. For more information about things to do in Lake County, visit www.lakecounty.com.