Introduction to Canyon Lake, California
Canyon Lake History
Canyon Lake was developed as a master-planned community in 1968 by Corona Land Company. The California Southern Railroad established railway tracks in this area in 1882. After the floods of 1884, 1916 and 1927, the tracks were washed out and the railroad abandoned the line. The Railroad Canyon Reservoir was constructed in 1929. George D. Evans family the dam and the surrounding area from the Temescal Water Company in 1937 as a recreational area. It was incorporated as the City of Canyon Lake on December 1, 1990.
Canyon Lake and nearby Attractions
- Perris Valley Historical Museum
- Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve
- Orange Empire Railway Museum
- California Citrus State Historical Park
- Lake Perris State Recreation Area
- Box Springs Mountain Regional Park
Things To Do In Canyon Lake
Canyon Lake offers easy access to several parks, including the Calafia Beach County Park, San Clemente State Beach, the Box Springs Mountain Regional Park, the Lake Perris State Recreation Area and Double Butte County Park. The Perris Valley Historical Museum, the California Citrus State Historical Park, the San Jacinto Valley Museum, Heritage House, the Sherman Indian Museum and the Orange Empire Railway Museum are all nearby as well. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Canyon Lake Country Club.
Canyon Lake Transportation
San Bernardino International is the nearest major airport.
Canyon Lake Higher Education
Mount San Jacinto College, Crafton Hills College and Saddleback College are the local centers of higher education.