About Canyon Lake

Community History

Canyon Lake was formed by a dam that was built in 1927. Rain water coming from the San Jacinto mountains and surrounding valleys supplied the lake with rain water until 1955, when an agreement between the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District and Temescal Water Company brought a more stable supply to the reservoir. A treatment plant was built, and later fish screens were installed over the floodgates so that all the fish would not travel downstream to Lake Elsinore.

In 1968, Corona Land Company began the development of Canyon Lake as a picturesque lakeside community. In December 1990, Canyon Lake became an incorporated city, and all of the areas outside the gates are under the jurisdiction of the city council.

About Us

The Canyon Lake Property Owners Association (Canyon Lake POA) was incorporated in 1968. It is a not-for-profit corporation that is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the common areas in Canyon Lake. The purpose of the Canyon Lake POA is to promote the recreation, benefit, and enjoyment of the homeowners in Canyon Lake. The Canyon Lake POA's mission is to provide exceptional services that enhance the quality of life and sense of community, which makes Canyon Lake a desirable place to live and enjoy. We envision a community that offers the most inspiring lifestyle and a unique quality of life which makes Canyon Lake a desirable place to enjoy living. In all of our activities to achieve our mission and vision we value integrity, respect, compassion, accountability, community participation, and sense of community.

Local Government

The Canyon Lake POA maintains a relationship with the local government bodies and agencies in order to better serve the community of Canyon Lake and its residents.