POA continues improvements at Happy Camp


A retaining wall and dumpster pads/enclosures are the newest additions at Happy Camp.

The Happy Camp Construction Project began in January. Despite being one of the community’s most popular destinations, Happy Camp has received very little attention over the years. Renovation plans for Happy Camp were first discussed and drawn in 1999. Since then, there have been multiple designs, as well as projected start dates that were ultimately delayed until January when the campground received a number of upgrades that included rehabilitation of the asphalt roads, electrical system upgrade and new concrete walkways, sewer system and  water laterals.

The campsite and road layout were also changed to accommodate larger RVs with slide-outs and 21 more campsites with RV hookups were added.

The docks will be replaced later this summer and in the second phase of the project the campground office will be relocated and the restrooms will be remodeled.

The POA Board of Directors approved the total project cost of $774,300 with $649,300 to come from the Repair and Replacement Fund 02-670 and $125,000 to come from the Road Reserve Fund 03-0670.

The project was awarded to DMC Enterprises during the Regular Session Board Meeting on Jan. 2.

Happy Camp is one of Canyon Lake’s most unique amenities. It offers both water views and beach-front camping to members and their guests. Its docks make it a great spot for water sports and fishing. The campground is the POA’s least subsidized amenity and generates a substantial amount of income.

For more information about POA projects, visit the POA website at canyonlakepoa.com.