Welcome to the City of Canyon Lake

If Canyon Lake had to be described in one word, that word would be unique. One of only five gated cities in California, Canyon Lake began as a master-planned community developed by Corona Land Company in 1968. The Lake originally was formed in 1927 after Railroad Canyon Dam was built. It covers 383 acres and has 14.9 miles of shoreline. The City of Canyon Lake was incorporated on December 1, 1990. The City has a population of 10,647 and geographically spans 4.6 square miles. Canyon Lake is located in Riverside County, which offers a growing job base, newly built designer homes and great schools.

City Update


When there is important news, of immediate importance, to Canyon Lake residents you’ll find it here.

The next Regular City Council meeting will be held September 2, 2015 at 6:30 PM in the Canyon Lake Council Chambers at City Hall. To see the latest meeting agenda or previous meeting agendas click here.

The next Administration and Finance Committee meeting for September 1, 2015 at 8:00 AM has been CANCELLED. To see the latest meeting agenda or previous meeting agendas click here.

The next Public Safety Committee meeting will be held on September 1, 2015 at 9:30 AM in the Canyon Lake Council Chambers at City Hall. To see the latest meeting agenda or previous meeting agendas click here.

Important Notices

Utility User’s Tax Information

AB 341 Mandatory Commercial Recycling

Attention All Canyon Lake Business Owners:

Beginning July 1, 2012, Assembly Bill 341 (AB341) requires all businesses in California that generate four or more cubic yards of waste per week to recycle. In an effort to assist you with this new law, our contracted hauler (CR&R Environmental Services), offers a wide variety of recycling services. Please visit their website at www.crrwasteservices.com for further information.

Your business may also donate and/or self-haul materials to a recycling facility. Information about California’s new business recycling requirement is available from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) at www.calrecycle.ca.gov/climate/recycling.

Lake Treatment & Water Issues

Current Lake Condition: Good

As part of the City’s ongoing effort to keep our lake clean and a great place for recreation, we will keep you updated about our Alum Treatment Program. To find out more about the problems with keeping our lake clean click here to see a video from LESJWA. To find out the about current alum treatment plans click the image below.