The SLCWD may have been the only water district in California to not own the water it supplied but not the vessel in which the water sat. It created problems. So when the SLCWD had the opportunity to buy the lake bottom from the Land Trust follwing the Land Trust's Royal Gorge acquisition, it acted and completed the purchase in early 2013.

That brought new issues because the lake bottom parcel includes a strip of land between the water and residential lots on the east side of the lakes. To develop managment policies for the acquisition the SLCWD put together a citizens' committee to offer advice, contracted with three consultants (land management, water quality, and ecology) for advice, and then held public meetings. The SLCWD Board then enacted policies for lake access, preliminary lakes access points, and allowable activities at the approved access points.Those policies were reviewed in 2015 and some adjustments were made. You can see the gneral plan in the Lake Access brochure, 2015. Separately there is a flyer for renters delineating lake access.

The Board's philosophy in developing its policies was to protect water quality, protect the fragile lakeshore and other fragile areas, take into account the adjacent property owners, and provide access to the lakes.
The chart below lists the allowable access points.

Please note that Lot 1 on Serene Rd., leased to the Serene Lakes Property Owners' Association, is not included.

Serene Lakes Access Points
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