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.

For information related to the November 2016 City Council Election, please click here. The 2016 City Council Election page will be updated with all notices, and contains information and forms for people running for office.

The next City Council meeting will be on August 3, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. for Closed Session and 6:30 p.m. for Open Session in the City Council Chamber at City Hall. To see the meeting agenda click here.

The next Finance and Administration Committee meeting will be held on August 2, 2016 at 8:00 AM in the City Council Chamber at City Hall. To see the meeting agenda click here.

The next Public Safety Committee meeting will be held on July 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM in the City Council Chamber at City Hall. To see the meeting agenda and a copy of last month’s minutes click here.

Important Notices


AB 341 Mandatory Commercial Recycling

Attention All Canyon Lake Business Owner’s:

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 abour 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


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. For the latest comprehensive review of how Canyon Lake and Lake Elsinore are doing in hitting TMDL Response Targets please click here.