July 4th Fireworks Show
July 4th is one of the Canyon Lake's busiest holidays! The population soars by thousands as residents host parties and barbecues all throughout the community. Plus, Canyon Lake has arguably the best fireworks show in the entire county of Riverside which makes it an even more attractive destination for our residents and their guests.
About the Fireworks Show
The fireworks show begins approximately at 9 p.m. and fireworks are launched from Skipper’s Island. New this year, spectators can tune into 99.9 FM to hear music synchronized to the fireworks show. Also, from the Lodge patio area, Mike Shroyer of Good Time Entertainment will be playing music leading up to the show.
Residents are reminded the prime member is responsible for the actions of his or her family, guests, renters and lessees, this also includes any citations. Prime members are responsible to know the CLPOA's Rules & Regulations and are asked to be respectful of those in authority who are trying to enforce those rules and safety for everyone. The CLPOA and City of Canyon Lake ask that everyone cooperate with those in authority to help ensure a safe holiday. The personal safety and enjoyment of all residents and guests is top priority, and strict enforcement of the law will be applied throughout the weekend.
Registration June 9 - June 15 at Happy Camp
Lottery June 16 at 9 a.m. at Happy Camp
The recently renovated Happy Camp is anticipated to be a popular spot for the July 4th fireworks show this year. Happy Camp will host a campsite lottery 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 16 at Happy Camp. Sign-ups for this lottery are being taken at Happy Camp through Friday, June 15. Only prime/associate members in "good standing" with the CLPOA can participate in the lottery, and they must be present at the lottery (be sure to bring CLPOA ID card) for a chance to win a site.
New this year, reservations will be site-specific and upon winning a site members must provide their reservation name and reservation dates. Waterfront sites will have a five-day minimum (including the holiday) required, while off water sites will have a three-day minimum (including the holiday). A deposit for all days must be made upon winning a site, and deposits are non-refundable Only one site will be awarded per tract-lot and sites may not be sold or transferred (fines will be issued for failure to comply with this rule).
For more information about the July 4th Happy Camp Lottery please contact Happy Camp at 951.244.6841 x650.
Registration June 16 - June 22 at CLPOA Office
Lottery June 23 at 9 a.m. at CLPOA Office in City Chambers
Members looking for another reservable spot with a great view of the fireworks show can also sign-up for a chance to win a table reservation at Holiday Harbor Park. There are a total of 15 available tables reservations that can be won. Lottery registrations begin on Saturday, June 16 through Friday, June 22 at the CLPOA's Member Services office during regular business hours. Only prime/associate members in "good standing" with the CLPOA can participate in the lottery, and they must be present at the lottery (with their CLPOA ID card) on Saturday, June 23 at 9 a.m. at the CLPOA office for a chance to win a table reservation. There is only one lottery entry allowed per tract-lot.
Upon being issued a reservation confirmation for the table, a sign with the winning names will be taped to the table on July 4th. Reservations are good from 8 a.m. until park closure. For additional information, please contact the Activities department at 951.244.6841 x610.
GUEST ACCESS TIPS & REMINDERS
Holiday Guest Passes
With July 4th being one of Canyon Lake's busiest holidays, the CLPOA's Member Services and Community Patrol staff will be heavily focused managing guest access. Those inviting guests into the community are encouraged to request pre-printed guest passes. Members can get pre-printed passes by submitting a list to the CLPOA's Member Services office that includes; tract-lot number, date of visit, date of departure, member contact phone number, driver’s first and last name (as it appears on their license). Remember to put your request for pre-printed passes in at least one week before the holiday so you have enough time to distribute passes to your guests.
Information For Your Guests
It is important to remind your guests that they must have a valid driver’s license in their possession when entering the community. Also, advise your guests to know your address, this will help the Community Patrol verify their information quicker at the gates.
Community Patrol will have extra staff on hand at all three gates to help move the flow of traffic through the gates as quickly as possible. There will be three lanes open at the Main and East Gates and the middle lane will be available for pre-printed guest passes. All gates will have additional staff on hand to walk the line and assist guests with accessing the community.
ROAD CLOSURES & TRAFFIC NOTICES
Beginning at 2 p.m., Longhorn Drive will close at Strawberry Lane to Happy Camp. Only Longhorn Drive residents, guests at Happy Camp, or emergency vehicles may pass. Guests should be prepared to show their guest passes with their host’s address, or camping pass if they are staying at Happy Camp.
The following closures will occur at 8:30 p.m., 30 minutes before the show:
- Lighthouse Drive at Vacation Drive
- Canyon Club Drive at Canyon Lake Drive North & South
- Main Causeway from Village Way Drive to Blue Teal Drive
- Blue Teal Drive will close once causeway is closed
- All traffic (including pedestrian traffic) to Happy Camp is stopped at 8 p.m.
- No parking on Main, North or Longhorn causeways
Below are reminders to help make exiting Holiday Harbor and Lodge areas easier. Community Patrol will be directing vehicles to the quickest community exit, please keep in mind this could be in an alternate direction of your desired exit. Pedestrian traffic will be given priority along Canyon Club Drive and the Main Causeway in the first 30 minutes after the show.
- Village Way Drive - Vehicles (including golf carts) exiting Village Way Drive after the fireworks show will only be able to turn right onto Canyon Lake Drive South.
- Exiting the Lodge - Vehicles (including golf carts) will be required to exit onto Lighthouse Drive. From Lighthouse Drive, vehicles may turn left or right onto Vacation Drive.
- Vacation Drive Stop Sign - At the stop sign corner of Vacation Drive and Canyon Lake Drive North, vehicles exiting the show will only be able to make a left turn onto Canyon Lake Drive towards the East Gate.
Unregistered boats are not permitted on the lake. Marine Patrol will be verifying boats for current registration at all launch ramps. Unregistered boats are subject to a $500 citation. Those who need to have a safety inspection completed on their boats in order to register them should call Marine Patrol at 951.244.6841 x415 to schedule an appointment.
Boats must maintain a safe distance from Skippers Island during the fireworks. If you are boating, please pay attention to the temporary red buoys around Skippers Island. Marine Patrol will be instructing boaters to stay at least 350 feet back from the buoys. The firework show will not begin unless all boats are within a safe distance from Skippers Island.