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If you are considering purchasing a boat or recently purchase a new boat in Canyon Lake, please review the instructions below and the current edition of the Lake and Marina Section of the Association's Rules & Regulations.

Member In Good Standing
Only members in good standing will be extended boat privileges. Unpaid assessments, security fines, horse boarding and unsolved CC&R violations may prevent the issuance of boat decals.

Assignment of Boating Privileges

The Prime Member may relinquish boating privileges to a Lessee with a minimum one (1) year lease.

State Registration
A copy of the current year state registration must be submitted at the time of registration and also to Marine Patrol. The Prime Member, Co-owner on Title or Eligible Lessee must appear as a registered owner on the state registration. No exceptions will be made. All motorized vessels and sailboats over 8 feet are required to be registered with the state.

Evidence of insurance is required for boats with horsepower of 26 and above. The insurance document must demonstrate the following:
  • Prime Member / Eligible Lessee as named insured.
  • Policy number and expiration date of the policy.
  • Description of boat insured.
  • $300,000 Minimum liability coverage per occurrence.
  • Canyon Lake POA named as an “ADDITIONAL INSURED(Additional Interest or Certificate Holder will not be accepted) with our full address of: 31512 Railroad Canyon Road, Canyon Lake, CA 92587.
Safety Inspection
A safety inspection must be obtained from Marine Patrol 951.244.6841 x415 or 951.246.3473 every other year. A safety inspection is required for all vessels that are required to be registered with the State. Please bring the State Registration and your POA card to the inspection.  

Safety Exam
Prior to obtaining a safety inspection, members must pass a boater's safety exam. Click here to take the safety exam.Once you’ve completed the exam, please print the results page and bring it with you to Marine Patrol.

Registration Fee
A $45 registration fee will be charged annually for each registration regardless of horsepower.

Lake Use Fees
In addition to the registration fee, the fee schedule is as follows:

  • No Power: None
  • 0 to 2 Horsepower: $45
  • 3 to 25 Horsepower: $165
  • 26+ Horsepower: $300

Boats Over 21 feet 6 inches in length are not permitted on Canyon Lake. Please note, watercrafts with NO MOTOR do not need to be registered with the POA. Examples: kayaks, rowboats, paddleboards, pedal boats, etc.

Boat Measuring Procedure
Lake and Marina Section 7.2
No Boats Permitted Over twenty-one feet, six inches (21’6”). Boats over twenty-one feet, six inches (21’6”) in length are prohibited for use on Canyon Lake. All boats (existing and new) may be required to be physically measured by the Canyon Lake Property Owners Association to make certain they comply with the Association's boat length limitation and Manufacturers specification documentation before the registration certificate can be issued.

Verification will be based on the Manufacturers Specification Documentation. Marine Patrol has the authority to inspect and measure any boat that does not appear to match the measurements on the Manufacturers specification documentation and or Department of Motor Vehicle Registration. All boats shall be measured by these established guidelines.

Grandfather Clause for Boat Length Rule
Any boat currently registered with the CLPOA as of October 7, 2014, that exceeds the 21’6” requirement, will be allowed to continue to be registered for use in the CLPOA until sold or removed, providing the boat ownership is not transferred to another person in the community.

Safety Inspection Checklist

  1. Registration Documents
    Registration papers must be on board.
  2. State Numbering
    Proper spacing, contrasting color, minimum 3" high.
  3. Sound Producing Device
    Whistle or horn, a means to attract attention
  4. Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
    United States Coastal Guard (USCG) approved for each passenger, minimum of 2 for 16 feet and over. Also one Type IV throwable, pfd cushion. 
  5. Visual Distress Signal
    Red or Orange Flag to attract attention if in distress.
  6. Alternate Propulsion
    Trolling Motor, Paddle, etc.
  7. Fenders
    Adequate to protect other boats and Association property.
  8. Navigation Lights
    Must operate and show the proper configuration for night use.
  9. Default / Override System
    Engine kill switch with lanyard.
  10. Fire Extinguisher
    One USCG approved B-1 extinguisher readily available.
  11. Backfire Flame Arrester
    For carbureted inboard motors, approved type in serviceable condition.
  12. Fuel System
    Tanks secure, ventilation, hoses in good condition.
  13. Electrical System
    Batteries secure, terminals clean and covered, system organized.
  14. Engine Sound Level
    Boats with above water or exposed exhaust must be within state motor noise limits.
  15. Overall Vessel Condition
    Vessel clean, well maintained, no oil in the bilge.
  16. Boat Safety Exam
    Must present copy of the safety exam certificate - click here to take boat safety test)

Completion of the Association's Boat Owners Safety Exam will be verified at the time of inspection. The exam will be available to take online (click here). If a member is unable to take the test online a written exam will be given at the time of inspection.


Contact Marine Patrol 

  • Marine Patrol Office Location
    Happy Camp Campground
    30550 Longhorn Drive
    Canyon Lake, CA 92587

  • Marine Patrol Phone
    951.244.6841 x415

  • Lake Updates
    Lake Hotline: 951.244.6841 x700

  • Marine Patrol Hours
    Summer (May - October)
    Daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    Winter (November - April)
    Daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Marine Patrol Contacts
    Cory Gorham 
    Sr. Member Services Manager
    951.244.6841 x312
    Email Cory Gorham

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