Canyon Lake Home Features
With 14.9 miles of shoreline, the Canyon Lake itself is a 383 –acre lake within the private community. 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 Temscal Water Company brought a more stable supply to the reservoir.
The POA leases surface rights to the lake for the enjoyment of its membership. Lakeside parks, swimming areas, beaches, gas docks, and rental slips make the lake a popular place, thanks to Canyon Lakers and the more than 2000 boats they have registered with the POA.
Each year the Association stocks the lake with a generous supply of catfish and bass, which join the crappie and the gill there for the enjoyment of fisherman. Also our community contains many clubs for your enjoyment. Find out more about Canyon Lake Community Clubs here.
Our Kids Grow Up To Be Champions
While Canyon Lake, CA is a well-known playground for adults, Canyon Lake also produces youthful champions taking advantage of our myriad recreational facilities. Click here to find out more about Canyon Lake Recreation and Activites. Among the many special Canyon Lake youngsters personally known to me, Rhoni Barton, water skiers’ current women’s world-record holder, was on the water almost before she could walk. Golfers are familiar with Ian Nelson, a student at nearby Linfield School, the current Junior links star. Moto-Cross Champion Jeremy McGrath has been a resident for a number of years, and Lindsey Trapp is now following in the wake of her idol, Rhoni Barton. With the many opportunities abounding in Canyon Lake, it is impossible to name all the many top athletes that were raised and developed their talent here.
Lake Elsinore Unified School District
The Lake Elsinore Unified School District, under the leadership of Dr. Sharron Lindsay, serves all K-12 students in Canyon Lake. The School district covers 140-square miles and has a student population of more than 18,800 in its 22 schools. Canyon Lake students are assigned to Cottonwood Canyon, Railroad Canyon and Tuscany Hills Elementary Schools, Canyon Lake Middle School and Temescal Canyon High School, although numerous opportunities are provided them to enroll in one of the district’s magnet schools, as space is available. Learn more about Canyon Lake Schools here.