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Pool Deck Open for Fireworks Viewing

For this year, the CLPOA will open the pool deck as an additional viewing area for the fireworks show. DJ Mike Shroyer of Good Time Entertainment will be playing patriotic music on the pool deck one hour leading up to the show. Tune into 99.9 FM to listen to music synchronized with the show. 

Open swim at the pool will be from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. At 7 p.m. the pool will close and members will be asked to vacate the area. Those who wish to stay and view the show may line up outside the pool area to obtain a wristband. The gate will reopen at 7:30 p.m. and wristbands will be provided to those in line on a first-come, first-serve basis. Swimming will only be permitted until 8:30 p.m. The pool deck area can accommodate 218 people, once capacity is reached the pool deck area will be closed. Due to capacity limitations there will be no exiting and re-entering permitted after 7:30 p.m. 

Pool Rules

All pool rules will still apply during this special event. Members must provide their CLPOA ID cards to access the pool. Members and their guests that do not comply with the pool rules will be asked to leave to allow the community enjoy the fireworks show. To view all pool rules please view Swimming Pool section of the Rules & Regulations

Once the fireworks show is over, the pool will close. Regular hours will resume on Thursday, July 5. 

Community Access

We expect the population to soar by the thousands as residents invite guests over to celebrate the holiday. Please remember that due to the increase in community access the gates will be busier than normal. For residents,if you have an RFID/decal you can use the far right RFID lane at Main Gate and East Gate for access on July 4.

Guest Tips

Please 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. 

Road Closures

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 (including residents visiting you) 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 promptly at 8:30 p.m.

  • Lighthouse Drive at Vacation Drive
  • Canyon Club Drive at Canyon Lake Drive
  • Main Causeway from Village Way Drive to Blue Teal Drive to Vacation Drive stop sign
  • Blue Teal Drive will close once causeway is closed
  • All traffic (including guests with passes) to Happy Camp is stopped at 8:30 p.m.
  • No parking on Main, North, or Longhorn causeways
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Boating & Lake Reminders

Boats must maintain a safe distance from Skippers Island during the fireworks. Boaters are asked to pay attention to the temporary red buoys around Skippers Island. Marine Patrol and City Code Enforcement will be instructing boaters to stay at least 200 feet back from the lighted buoys. The firework show will not begin unless all boats are within a safe distance from Skippers Island.

Marine Patrol offers some additional tips for enjoying the lake:

  • There will be no towing allowed in the Main Lake after 12 p.m. on July 4.
  • Members who have anchored their boat within a 5 MPH zone away from boat traffic lanes may swim/float within the immediate area surrounding their boat. Some of the best places to do this are the East Bay, Catfish Cove, and Big Bass Cove. 
  • Please ensure your boat is fueled and batteries are charged.
  • If you are playing music from your boat, turn the motor over 10 to 15 minutes to conserve your battery
  • Children 12 and younger playing on flotation  devices (i.e. lily pad, tubes, etc.) must wear USCG approved PFD at all times.
  • Passengers of boats who jump into the lake should remain within close proximity (six feet or less) of their boat
  • When boat passengers are in the water, an orange or red flag must be in the air.

Safety & Responsibility 

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 personal safety and enjoyment of all residents and guests is a top priority. 

Obey The Law

  • Curfew for those under the age of 18 will be 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. There will be zero-tolerance for juveniles with alcohol.
  • There will be strict enforcement of Driving Under Influence (DUI) and Driving While Impaired (DWI) laws.
  • Riverside County and the City of Canyon Lake have deemed all unauthorized fireworks (including sparklers) illegal. If you see someone using fireworks and suspect they are not authorized for use please call the non-emergency police line 951.776.1099, option #5. Those caught in possession and/or using unauthorized fireworks will be subject to a $1,000 fine and up to one year of imprisonment. Individuals who cause fires by using illegal fireworks will be held responsible for all suppression costs. 
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