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Canyon Lake
Riverside County, California


"A Bit of Paradise"

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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Canyon Lake is approximately 11,347 (2006), 10561 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,047 (2000), 3935 (2010).
The amount of land area in Canyon Lake is 6.522 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Canyon Lake is 4.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.805 sq kilometers.
The distance from Canyon Lake to Washington DC is 2374 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 413 miles. (as the crow flies)
Canyon Lake is positioned 33.68 degrees north of the equator and 117.25 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Canyon Lake elevation is 1,440 feet above sea level.
Canyon Lake per capita income is $ 29,646 (2000).
Canyon Lake median income is $ 85,400 (2005).
The Canyon Lake median home price is $ 577,800 (2005).
Canyon Lake average annual rainfall is 14 inches per year
Canyon Lake average annual precipitation is 11.8 inches peryear.
Canyon Lake average temperature is 70's degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 51.9 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 61.1 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 79.0 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 67.0 degrees F.


in southern California southeast of Corona in western Riverside County . Other nearby communities include Quail Valley, Sedco Hills, Sun City, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Romoland, Lakeland Village, Perris and Menifee.
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History & History Related Items

The city of Canyon Lake began as a master-planned community in 1968 though the lake was created back in 1927. The developer was the Corona Land Company. It is just one of a few gated cities in the state.
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The incorporation of Canyon Lake

1 December 1990


Canyon Lake
The lake was formed in 1927 when the Railroad Canyon Dam was built. The lake has 14.9 miles of shoreline. The city winds around all the shoreline of the lake. No businesses are found within the city, but many are located just outside each of the city gates.

The Storm professional minor league baseball team is located in neighboring Lake Elsinore.

The Canyon Lake Community Theater

Learn more about Canyon Lake at this informative site.
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Canyon Lake City Government

City of Canyon Lake
31516 Railroad Canyon Rd
Sun City, CA 92587
Phone 951-244-2955
Fax 951-246-2022

Canyon Lake Fire Dept
28730 Vacation Dr
Sun City, CA 92587-7835
Phone: 951-244-5804


Canyon Lake is part of the Third Supervisorial District of Riverside County. The 3rd District serves the cities of Canyon Lake, Hemet, Murrieta, Temecula and San Jacinto and the unincorporated areas of Anza, Aguanga, Idyllwild, Menifee Valley, Pinyon Pines, Valle Vista, Winchester and Wine Country.

3rd District Website

See our page for Riverside County for more county information and a link to the official Riverside County site.

Canyon Lake Chamber

Canyon Lake Chamber Of Commerce
31640 Railroad Canyon Rd
Sun City, CA 92587
Phone: 951-244-6124

Canyon Lake Organizations

Canyon Lake Chamber Of Commerce
31640 Railroad Canyon Rd
Sun City, CA 92587
Phone: 951-244-6124

Canyon Lake Libraries

Canyon Lake Library
31516 Railroad Canyon Rd
Canyon Lake, CA 92587
Phone: 951-244-9181

Canyon Lake Schools

The children of Canyon Lake attend schools in the Lake Elsinore Unified School District.
545 Chaney St.
Lake Elsinore, Ca 92530
Phone: 951-253-7000 Canyon Lake


The population of Canyon Lake is:
1990 - 7,938
2000 - 9,952
2002 - 10,642
2006 - 11,347

The number of housing units was:
2000 - 4,047

Median age:
1990 - 36.3 years
2000 - 40.8 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 70,106
2005 - $ 85,400

Median house value:
2000 - $ 227,800
2005 - $ 577,800

Canyon Lake is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time for a portion of the year.

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