Canyon Lake is a city and gated community on Canyon Lake reservoir, located in western Riverside County, California, United States.
It is one of five gated incorporated cities currently in California,
Canyon Lake began as a master-planned community developed by Corona Land Company in 1968. The “City of Canyon Lake” was incorporatedon December 1, 1990. Railroad Canyon Dam was built in 1927, and impounds the San Jacinto River to fill the reservoir, which covers 383 acresand has 14.9 miles of shoreline.