POA News and Notes


Father’s Day Golf Special

The country club is offering a golf and lunch special on Father’s Day, June 16, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Golf is $30 for adults and $7 for juniors ages 17 and younger. The cost includes a round of golf, 25 percent off all men’s apparel at the Golf Pro Shop and prizes, raffles and freebies. The cart fee is $10. Lunch is $10 per person and includes a draft beer and choice of a burger, club sandwich, pulled pork or chicken salad. To reserve a tee time and lunch reservations, call 951-246-1782. Early registration is recommended.

Member Services

Member Services is responsible for assisting the membership with general information such as golf memberships, guest passes, issuing vehicle and boat decals, obtaining POA ID cards and processing payments. Member Services is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The POA offices are closed on Sundays.

Golf Course Closure

The golf course will be closed for maintenance on June 10, July 8 and Aug. 12.

Sunday Brunch

The lodge serves a weekly Sunday Breakfast Buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $13.95 for adults and $6.95 for children ages 10 and younger. Bottomless mimosas are available for $8 with the purchase of a buffet. The country club’s Sunday Breakfast Buffet runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $12.50 per person.

RFIDs for family

In an effort to cut down on the congestion at the gates and the wait times for family members the POA Board of Directors approved RFID transponders for non-resident family members of homeowners. A homeowner may authorize up to three vehicle RFID transponders to non-resident family members for community access. The homeowner and family member must complete the registration form, provide valid vehicle registration and pay a one-time $20 fee per vehicle. Valid vehicle registration must be provided to the POA on an annual basis.

The transponder will remain active until revoked in writing by the homeowner and the parking decal returned. Upon the sale of the property or termination of the transponder, the parking decal must be returned or an outstanding decal fee will apply. This new policy will go in effect after the 30-day reading for the proposed $20 fee is approved.

Guest ePasses

The guest ePass feature allows members to email guest passes to their guests so they can either print the pass ahead of time or the gate guard can scan their pass on their smartphone. Each manned lane is equipped with wireless hand-held QR code scanners. Gate guards will verify the state-issued photo I.D matching the name of the ePass and issue parking passes to eligible visitors.

Speed Limits

The speed limit on all main streets (Canyon Lake Drive North and South, Continental Drive, Longhorn Drive and Vacation Drive) is 35 MPH; 25 MPH near the gates and on all other streets.

Annual Assessments

On May 1, annual assessments increased to $3,012, increasing monthly dues by $15 per month.

Lost and Found

The POA has a Lost and Found for items found in the parks and other locations within the community. To inquire, call 951-244-6841, ext. 218, during regular business hours. Be sure to provide details on the item and leave your name and phone number so staff can get back to you after checking the inventory. Items are held for 30 days and then donated.

Pizza Nights

The lodge offers 15 percent off dine-in and carry-out pizzas on Monday nights.

Country Club Entertainment

Enjoy live entertainment at the country club every Friday at 7 p.m.

Happy Hour

The lodge offers Happy Hour Monday through Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The country club offers Happy Hour Monday through Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m.


Curfew is from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. for minors under the age of 18. The Prime Member will be held responsible for the behavior and actions of minors. Members may be fined accordingly.

Leash Rule

All pets must be restrained on a leash while on common property, or confined by fencing or other secured enclosure within their property. The only common area where pets can be off-leash is at the dog park at East Port Park.

Park Hours

Park and beach hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 1 through Sept. 30 and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 1 through Apr. 30. Any personal possessions left at parks or beaches when closed will be removed by the POA.

Goetz Rd. Block Wall

The POA Board of Directors approved $251,954 to replace the chain link fence along Goetz Rd. with a block wall. The contract was awarded to Sudweeks Construction for $242,264, plus a four percent project contingency, totaling $251,954 to come from the Capital Improvement Fund.

Free Senior Nutrition Program

The Senior Committee contacted various organizations inquiring about programs that offer free food assistance to seniors in our community. The Riverside County Office on Aging offers home-delivered meals to persons 60 years of age or older and spouses of someone 60 or older. This program is designed for those who have transportation or health issues that prevent them from taking care of their own nutritional needs. For more information, call 800-510-2020.

POA Gift Cards

The POA offers gift cards that can be used at the country club, golf course, Lighthouse Restaurant and Bar and for POA merchandise, such as license plate frames. The gift cards cannot be used for paying citations, registration, or POA dues. Gift cards are available for purchase at the POA office.

Senior Potlucks

Potlucks are held for seniors at the senior center every month on the second Tuesday and the last Sunday at 5 p.m.

Annual Budget

The POA’s 2019/2020 Annual Budget is now available online. To access, visit canyonlakepoa.com/budget. Printed booklets of the Annual Budget also are available for pick up at the POA office for those who wish to have a printed copy.

Go Green

The POA spends more than $10,000 each year mailing homeowners property-specific information and required annual documents. To help reduce this cost, homeowners are encouraged to go green and sign up to receive electronic emailed copies instead. To sign up, visit clpoa.com/gogreen.

Water Aerobics Rate Increase

On May 1, water aerobics class rates increased to $2.50 per class, $20 for a 10-class punch card and $30 for a month of unlimited classes. To sign up for classes, contact the pool office at 951-244-6841, ext. 618.

Golf Cart Registration

Residents are required to register their golf carts with the POA. A valid Certificate of Liability coverage which identifies the registering member as the policyholder must be submitted at the time of registration.

Pool Hours

Summer pool hours through Sept. 1 are 6 to 10 a.m. for lap swim and water aerobics, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. for open swim Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. A valid POA card is required to enter pool area. All children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Children over the age of 14 and not accompanied by an adult must present their POA card.

Country Club

Overlooking the golf course, the Country Club Bar & Grill is a casual atmosphere restaurant open to the public. Breakfast is offered Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. and on Sundays from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Brunch is offered on Sundays for $12.50 per person. Lunch and dinner hours are Saturday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Live entertainment is offered on Fridays. A Happy Hour menu is offered Monday through Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m.

Gas Dock

To make fueling boats more convenient for members, the POA operates a boat fuel dock located at Happy Camp. The dock is open daily from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12:45 to 3 p.m.

Tee It Up Tuesdays

The country club offers $1 street tacos and drink specials every Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Lost Cards

There is a $35 fee for lost/stolen ID cards and decals.

Bar Trivia

Round up a team and test your trivia skills at Bar Trivia Nights on the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the lodge.

Street Parking

Street parking is for short-term use only. In order to promote visibility and the aesthetic appeal of the community and to reduce damage to POA-maintained asphalt from oil and other fluid leaks, street parking is discouraged and subject to limitation. No vehicle may be parked on Canyon Lake streets without a current decal, guest pass or permit and in excess of a consecutive 72 hour period. No inoperable or unregistered vehicles without a current Canyon Lake decal or parking permit may be parked on streets for any period of time.

Park Reservations

Reservation options are available for the pavilion and kitchen at Holiday Harbor Park, the kitchen and Activities Room at East Port Park, the pavilion at Roadrunner Park and the stage at Indian Beach. For prices, contact the POA at 951-244-6841.

Free Round of Golf

Canyon Lake residents can enjoy their first round of golf for free. This offer is valid for new customers only and limited to one person per tract/lot. To book a free round of golf, call 951-246-1782.

Propane Dispenser System

The board approved funding in the amount of $4,116.82 for a new propane dispenser system at Happy Camp. This will allow residents to fill their propane tanks without having to leave the community.

On-Leash Dog Parks

On Mar. 5, the board approved Outrigger Park and Evans Park as additional on-leash dog parks. Other parks that allow dogs are Harrelson, Emerald, Lions and East Port. All dogs must remain on a leash with the exception of the fenced-in area at East Port Park.

Speed Trailer

The speed trailer is programmed to capture the license plates of vehicles speeding within the community. Speeders will be issued citations by mail. The RU2 radar mobile speed trailer will be used to help bring attention to speed control throughout the community and assist Community Patrol with issuing tickets for speeders in multiple locations. Any person who receives additional speeding citations within thirty-six months of a previous offense will be subject to a progressive fine. The progressive fine will be compounded for each additional offense.

Guest Fishing

All guests over the age of 15 must be accompanied by a member carrying a valid POA card. Exception: registered guests of the campground may fish from the campground shoreline during the day.

RFID Transponders

RFID transponders allow residents quicker access to the community at each of the three gates. Members who wish to receive a free RFID transponder must bring their vehicle to the POA office along with a current vehicle registration (must be registered to a community member) and photo identification. A staff member will install the sticker on the vehicle. Members who do not bring their vehicle to the POA office cannot be issued a sticker. The stickers do not have to be replaced on an annual basis; however, members must provide annual registration to reactivate the sticker/transponder.

Entry/Exit Signs

The board approved $74,360 from the Capital Improvement Fund 05-670 for the purchase of 11 LED entry/exit signs and the cost of permits, a network switch and installation.

Commercial Vehicles

Commercial vehicles are required to access the community through the east and north gates only. No commercial vehicles will be allowed access through the main gate.

Equestrian Center Horses

The living quarter and stall areas of the horses are limited to horse owners, their escorted guests and those who have been authorized to interact with the horses by signing the appropriate waivers.

Main Gate Lanes

The main gate decal lane closes nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Residents may access the community via the RFID lane or the guest lane during these hours.

Website Accounts

The POA encourages members to create an account on the POA’s website at canyonlakepoa.com. Members can customize their online experience through their own personal dashboard, plus have full access to the website. To create an account, simply visit the website, click the Login button in the top left corner and complete the registration form. Allow POA staff up to three business days to validate the account.

No Fishing on Causeways

Fishing is prohibited by land on the main causeway (east and west side), the north causeway (north and south side) between both parking lot entries and the Treasure Island causeway. Fishing also is prohibited from all common docks when boats and/or swimmers are present.

Trailer Parking

Trailers, including but not limited to horse trailers, utility trailers and any other similar vehicle, may not be parked on the street after sunset. Boat trailers carrying a boat may be parked if attached to a towing vehicle for no more than one period from dusk to dawn any given day.

Court Hours

The pickleball courts are located at East Pork Park and are open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The tennis courts are located at the lodge and are open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Boat Rental Docks

The POA offers boat rental docks at the lodge for boat owners who don’t have their own personal dock for their vessel. There are 125 total slips. For pricing, contact Member Services at 951-244-6841, ext 310.

Fishing Licenses

All California State Fishing Regulations apply when fishing in Canyon Lake. Everyone over the age of 16 must have a California state fishing license. Licenses and permits must be visible at all times; members are required to have their POA card in their possession. All guests over the age of 15 must be accompanied by a member carrying a POA card. Exception: Registered guests of the campground may fish from the campground shoreline during their stay. A complete list of fishing rules can be found on the POA website at canyonlakepoa.com.

Project Questions

Have questions about the POA’s current and upcoming projects? E-mail questions to projects@canyonlakepoa.com. Be sure to put the name of the project in the email subject line.

Bench Program

The Bench Program provides an opportunity for POA sanctioned clubs and organizations to contribute to the enhancement of the community. Benches are currently available for purchase at the lodge, Sunset Beach, Diamond Point Park, Lucky Cove Park and Lions Park. Bench prices range from $1,400 to $2,100, depending on bench style, location, and lettering/design. The price includes lettering/design, delivery and installation. The POA will maintain the bench throughout the life of the bench. All bench purchases are subject to POA approval. For more information, contact the POA Activities department at 951-244-6841, ext. 610 or activities@canyonlakepoa.com.

Radar Units

All Community Patrol vehicles are equipped with dash-mounted radars. They are calibrated before and after shifts. Residents who are pulled over may review the reading on the dash-mounted system if requested.

Boat Service Seal Changes

Canyon Lake residents who exit the community with their boat for gas, service, etc. should request a service seal (white tag) from Community Patrol. Upon re-entry, a service seal indicates to staff that the boat has not been in another body of water and does not need to be inspected for quagga mussel. To make this process easier, Community Patrol gate guards will now provide the white tags at both the east and north gates. Residents exiting with their boat may stop and park in the 10-minute parking area directly behind the east and north gate guard buildings.

Swimming in Lake

Members who have anchored their boat within a 5 mph zone away from boat traffic lanes may swim/float within the immediate area surrounding their boat. Some of the best places to do this are the East Bay, Catfish Cove and Big Bass Cove.


All boats and golf carts being driven within the community must have current POA decals displayed. Community Patrol and Marine Patrol will be out enforcing these rules. To update registration, visit Member Services at the POA office or call 951-244-6841, ext. 310.

Boater Safety Test

A safety inspection must be obtained from Marine Patrol every other year. A safety inspection is required for all vessels that are required to be registered with the state. Prior to obtaining a safety inspection, members must pass a boater’s safety exam. The safety exam can be found on the POA’s website at canyonlakepoa.com.

Swimming Areas

The following parks and beaches have roped off swimming areas: Holiday Harbor Park, Roadrunner Park, Indian Beach, Moonstone Beach, Sunset Beach and Sierra Park.

Community Patrol

Community Patrol wants to make residents aware that there has been a reported rise in theft and attempted theft in the community. Residents should contact the police if they see a suspicious person or suspicious activity. Residents may contact Community Patrol after contacting the police and they will response while waiting for the police to arrive. Community Patrol and the police have started sharing “Be on the Lookout” alerts for the gates as well as pictures of subjects.

Residents are reminded to call Community Patrol for POA Rules and Regulations violations and the police for issues pertaining to the law.

Lake Hotline Number

For current lake conditions, call 951-244-6841, ext. 700.


The following parks and beaches have playgrounds: Diamond Point Park, Emerald Park, Holiday Harbor Park, Indian Beach Park, Outrigger Park, Rob Caveney Park, Steelhead Park and Sunset Beach.

Garage Sales

Residents must obtain a permit at the POA office when holding a garage sale. The member must be in “Good Standing” in order to obtain a permit. Permits are limited to no more than three per household in a calendar year. The cost is $20 per permit.

Lodge Restaurant Hours

Monday through Thursday: 5 to 9 p.m.

Friday: 5 to 10 p.m.

Saturday: 12 to 10 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Brunch (offered once a month on selective dates): 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The bar and lounge close one hour after the restaurant closes. For more information, visit, canyonlakelighthouse.com.

Security Concerns

The POA has a security email address for residents who wish to provide feedback on Community Patrol services. The POA wants to hear from residents, whether it’s a compliment, complaint, or a concern about security. The email address, security@canyonlakepoa.com, is a non-emergency, no-reply email address.

Residents are reminded that Community Patrol is to assist residents with non-emergency incidents, such as POA Rules and Regulations violations. Community Patrol can be reached at 951-244-6841, ext. 410. For matters pertaining to the law and duties regularly carried out by peace officers, call the Riverside Sheriff’s Office (RSO) non-emergency number at 951-776-1099. For emergencies, call 911.

Community Patrol can assist with the following non-emergency incidents:

  • Loud noise complaints
  • Barking dogs or loose dogs
  • Speeding and traffic sign violations
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Motorcycle riding in community
  • Golf carts violating Rules and Regulations
  • Vandalism to POA property
  • Illegal fishing

For more information or to speak with management, call Community Patrol at 951-244-6841, ext. 410 or POA Sr. Member Services Manager Cory Gorham at 951-244-6841, ext. 311.

Traffic School

The POA offers Traffic School as another method to remove a citation from a member’s account. A member is eligible to attend traffic school for a moving violation once every 36 months, as long as the Prime Member is in good standing with the POA and the citation is not related to alcohol/drug use, possession of drugs nor did the citation cause injury or property damage. Lake and Marina citations are also excluded from Traffic School eligibility. Traffic School is held on the last Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the POA office. The fee is $25 and due at the time of registration. Upon completion, the citation will be removed from the Prime Member’s account. Paid citations do not qualify for Traffic School. To register, call 951-244-684, ext. 220.

Paying Citations

If you received a violation, payment may be made the following ways:

  1. Mail a check or money order made out to CLPOA to 31512 Railroad Canyon Rd., Canyon Lake, CA 92587.
  2. Pay in person at the Canyon Lake Property Owners Association building located at 31512 Railroad Canyon Road in Canyon Lake with a check, money order, or credit card.
  3. Pay over the phone with a credit or debit card by calling the Member Services Department at 951-244-6841 ext. 310. Have your tract-lot number and citation number (located at the top right-hand corner of the citation) ready.

Golf Pro Shop

The Golf Pro Shop at the country club features the latest in golf clubs from Ping, Mizuno, Callaway and Titleist. It also stocks Nike, EP Pro, Antigua and Foot Joy golf apparel. POA members receive a 20 percent discount on select apparel.

Lock Vehicles

Residents are reminded to double-check their vehicle doors and windows each evening and be sure alarm systems are activated. Records show most thefts from vehicles in Canyon Lake occur because doors were left unlocked or windows left open. Residents should not leave items of value in front yards or driveways. Open cars and valuables left outside can lead to “crimes of opportunity” that can be easily prevented. If a crime is in progress, call 911 before calling Community Patrol at 951-244-6841, ext. 410.

Art Tiles

The POA invites individuals and clubs to contribute art tiles for the tile walls located at the playground at Sunset Beach and at the tennis courts. Those who wish to contribute can paint a tile at The Cup Above in the Towne Center. The cost is $9.68 per tile and includes paint and firing. Tiles must be the six-inch tiles. Once the tile has been painted and fired, deliver it to the POA Operations office on Longhorn Dr. and they will install it on the wall.

Exercise Classes

Take advantage of the many programs and classes offered by the POA. The first class is free. Additional classes can be purchased at the POA. Instructors cannot accept payment. To learn more about each class, contact the POA Activities department at 951-244-6841, ext. 610.

  • Yoga by the Lake

Yoga coach Dani Martin invites residents to connect body and mind with Yoga by the Lake on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. on the sand at Sunset Beach. Classes are $35 for five classes; $60 for 10 classes. Participants should bring a towel or mat. For more information, contact Dani at 949-294-9904.

  • Morning Yoga

Morning Yoga offers a gentle approach to yoga. Each class focuses on enhancing breathing and inner calm, improving balance, increasing flexibility, mobility and strengthening muscles. Classes are held on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the Sunset Beach Room at the lodge. Classes are $25 for five classes; $40 for 10 classes. Classes are led by instructor Gina Kraut, a licensed massage therapist, reflexologist and Reiki master. For more information, contact Gina at 951-566-7596.

  • Line Dancing

Line dancing classes are held by Canyon Lake resident Diana Gallagher. Diana has more than 15 years of line dancing experience. All classes are held in the Holiday Bay Room at the lodge. Beginner classes (no experience necessary) are held on Tuesdays from 2 to 5 p.m. Intermediate classes (advanced experience) are held on Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. Classes are $20 for five classes; $40 for 11 classes. For more information, contact Diana at 951-743-1443.

  • Dancercise

Dancercise is a low-impact exercise class that involves stretching exercises, starting with the upper body then floor exercise and line dancing. Classes are held on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. in the Pool View Room at the lodge. This is a free class taught by seasoned dancer Daryl Schwarz. For more information, contact Daryl Schwarz at 951-244-6609.

  • Water Aerobics

Stay cool while getting into shape with fun water cardio exercise. Water aerobics is an effective and safe combination of movements to strengthen the heart and tone the body. Summer classes run from March to August. Fall classes run from September to November. There are no winter classes. Classes are $2.50 per class, $20 for a 10-class punch card and $30 for a month of unlimited classes. To sign up, contact the pool office at 951-244-6841, ext. 618.

  • Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced while sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support. Classes are taught by resident Linda Brito, who also provides this same class at a nursing facility to disabled seniors. Classes are held on Saturdays from 8 to 9 a.m. at the senior center. Classes are $25 for five classes and $45 for 10 classes. For more information, contact the instructor at 951-244-4478.