Lake Arrowhead is privately owned by Arrowhead Lake Association for the recreational use and enjoyment of all its members, their families and their guests. ALA owns and operates the Lake, Burnt Mill and Tavern Bay Beach Clubs, Marina Peninsula Park, and Grass Valley Lake. ALA also owns and maintains the reserve strip and reserve strip addition and numerous accesses which allow property owners, who are not lakefront, access down to the Lake as specified areas.
All properties located within the boundary of Arrowhead Woods (except Lakewood A & B) have lake rights. This means the owners have the right to use the Lake for recreational purposes, i.e., fishing, swimming, boating and using the reserve strip and reserve strip addition for foot travel where designated.
It is a strip of land around the shoreline just above the high water for use by all owners of property within Arrowhead Woods for park and recreational purposes. Restrictions on the use of these reserve strips can be found in several places, such as old deeds and CC&R dating back to 1932.
Reserve Strips are certain strips of land bordering the major portion of the Lake and lying within the contour lines of 5,122 feet above sea level to 5,132 feet above sea level. The width varies depending on elevation.
Reserve Strip Addition is certain strips of land bordering the major portion of the Lake and lying within the contour lines of 5,100 to 5,122 feet above sea level.
ALA maintains a number of accesses. Most have been improved and marked with a number for easy identification. Bicycling on the reserve strip is not permitted.
The current registration fees:
$200.00 per boat with dock.
$300.00 per boat without a dock
$25.00 small boat - no motor
The current boat length requirements:
minimum length of a boat with a motor is 12 feet
maximum length is 26 feet
All boats under 12 feet - no motor (stay within the "no wake" buoy line) must also be registered with the ALA.
Briefly, the requirements are as follows:
Must own property within Arrowhead Woods(Grant Deed);
Must have an ALA Membership
Beach Club Membership
Must own the boat (DMV Registration for the boat)
Must carry $500,000 combined single limit liability and Arrowhead Lake Association must be named as "Additional Insured"
Must provide proper mooring (Slip Rental Agreement Signed by Slip owner), or day launch
Must obtain a boat operator's license ($15, Open book, multiple choice test)
A detailed boat registration requirement list is available at the ALA office
A boat slip is a physical structure located on Lake Arrowhead for the mooring of a boat. There is a numerical designation. A boat slip right is the right to purchase a new boat slip and have it placed on the Lake in a predetermined site when the property is improved. A membership fee is applicable for both a boat slip and/or boat slip right.
Windsurfing, Kneeboarding, and Jet Skiing are not allowed on our Lake. The Board of Directors feels such activities are unsafe and will not permit the same.
No, tree trimming or cutting is permissible on ALA property or Arrowhead Woods without prior written approval from the applicable organization. Please contact Laura Dyberg at 909-337-2595 x103 for tree matters on ALA property. To trim or cut a tree on your own property, it must be approved by the Arrowhead Woods Architectural Committee. They can be reached at 909-336-2755.
Your General Membership fees help to pay for routine maintenance programs (weed removal, dredging, erosion control, trash removal), maintaining the shoreline and more than 60 accesses and trails, stocking the lake with fish, and putting on the Fourth of July Fireworks display. In addition, your membership fees help to defray the cost of items of interest mailed to all our members including the Update magazine. The current fee is $60.
Before any documents can be drawn up, a written notification must be received by the ALA office identifying the buyers and their lot and tract (buyer must provide a copy of their Recorded Grant Deed). There is a fee for this service, $1000. You may open an escrow for the transfer of a boat slip or a boat slip right. Please contact Candace Carricaburu at the ALA office for more information 909-337-2595.
ALA does not guarantee title, nor does ALA investigate security liens. This document makes that clear to both buyer and seller so that no misunderstandings occur.
ALA cannot prevent a transfer if the owner requests it to be done. However, we will notify both buyer and seller if we have a written request to do so. Mail a letter to the ALA Office stating that you have a security interest and give the pertinent details - boat slip number and current owner's name. We will place that in the file and will notify you (the secured party) if a transfer is requested.
There is an option available to the boat slip or boat slip right owner who wishes to remove a boat slip from his/her property and has no other improved property (or unimproved, in the case of a boat slip right). The owner may enter into a "transfer agreement" with ALA whereby they release the boat slip/boat slip right to ALA for holding until such time as a qualified buyer is found, or the maximum period of 365 days is reached. There is a fee for this service, $2000.
Before any construction or repair work is performed on appurtenant structures on the lake and/or ALA property, a permit from the ALA office must be obtained. There is a set of guidelines in the office to assist in the application.An application fee is required. For further information please contact our Shoreline Representative 909-337-2595.
The ALA office has a list of lakefront lots surrounding Lake Arrowhead. The definition reads, in part "a lot the boundary of which is common... to property owned by ALA commonly referred to as "reserve strip" or "reserve strip addition", ... excluding any property owned by ALA that is drainage property...Any lot created after January 1, 1977, shall have a minimum of ten percent of the perimeter of said lot common the aforementioned ALA property (in order to be called a Lakefront Lot)".
Yes, Lake Arrowhead is a private lake and use of the lake and improved facilities is limited to owners of residential property within the boundaries of Arrowhead Woods. A list of qualifying tracts may be found at the ALA office. A question that arises more and more often as our members are doing financial planning is; "Who is the owner of the membership?" or "Who are the members?"The Member(s) is the legal entity listed on the Deed of Trust for the property that is located within Arrowhead Woods. If that is an individual, a couple or any variety of shared ownership, the names on the Deed of Trust are considered members. Each membership is issued two membership cards for the use of the members and their guests.If your residential property has been placed in a trust then the Trust is the member and the beneficiaries of the trust are allowed to use the membership. If you also own a Slip Right (a slip in a dock) the vesting of ownership in the Slip Right, also known as your pier site easement, must be the same as the vesting of ownership in the property to which it is attached. If you have moved the ownership of your home to a Trust, your Slip Right must be transferred to the Trust as well. Failure to do so may cause administrative problems and delays in the event of a sale or an inheritance. Boats registered for use on Lake Arrowhead must have the name of the "Member" (see above) on the title to the boat. Again if the member is a Trust, the name of the Trust must be on the title of the boat. The title may have additional names listed as well, but the "Member" is responsible for the boat and the individuals that use the boat. Placing assets in a Trust can be an excellent financial planning tool but please remember that there must be a consistent chain of ownership from property to membership to slip ownership to boat registration. If you have any questions, please contact the Arrowhead Lake Association offices at 909-337-2595.