Dock Ownership




Any ALA member who owns a property with a home on it (“Improved Lot”) in Arrowhead Woods may purchase a dock on Lake Arrowhead. Only one dock may be purchased for each Improved Lot owned by an ALA member in Arrowhead Woods. ALA members cannot purchase a dock for a vacant lot in Arrowhead Woods. 

Title to any dock purchased must be held in the name of the legal owner of the Improved Lot owned in Arrowhead Woods who owns the dock. If the ownership of your dock changes (i.e., the house is put in a trust, death, divorce, inheritance, etc.) be sure to change the ownership of your dock.

Like all other ALA members, ALA members who own an Improved Lot in the Grass Valley District of Arrowhead Woods can purchase a dock on Lake Arrowhead.


When you purchase a dock on Lake Arrowhead, you own the physical structure but you must receive a Pier Site Easement in order to attach the dock to the shoreline, which is ALA property. Without this Pier Site Easement you will have no place on Lake Arrowhead to affix your dock. Per ALA Bylaws the Pier Site Easement shall be vested identical to the ownership of the residential lot to which the dock is attached.

When you sell your dock, you are selling the physical structure. Part of the sales process is the transfer of the Pier Site Easement to the new owner. In order to do this you must apply for a Dock Transfer. A dock cannot be bought or sold without a Dock Transfer.

ALA recommends using an escrow company for the purchase of a dock. This will better ensure that all the paperwork is completed and recorded properly.

The links to Dock Transfer Applications are below.

Interfamily Dock Transfer Application: For a transfer of ownership within a family.  Interfamily is defined as Inheritance between Grandparent/Parent/Child or Family transfer due to Trust, Death, or Divorce. Fees appear on the application.  

Dock Transfer Application: For transferring ownership from a seller to a buyer. Fees appear on the application.

Holding Dock Transfer Application: Dock Holding is used for dock owners who no longer have a property to "attach" the dock to. For example, a dock owner would need to transfer his dock into holding if he sold his home but did not sell the dock with the home. Holding has special fees and conditions involved. A dock in holding may not be used. Fees appear on the application.  Dock owner must provide ALA with general liability insurance in the amount of $500,000.00 naming ALA as an additional insured for the time period covering the Holding status.

For Further Information you may contact Tami Waller, Dock Transfer Administrative Assistant at (909) 337-2595, ext. 104, or by email at


Slip Right: The right to have a physical dock slip on Lake Arrowhead. A Slip Right is assigned a location on Lake Arrowhead. A Slip Right may be "built out" meaning there is a physical dock at that location or it may only be a right without a physical structure at that location. A dock structure with multiple slips may have some of the slips built out while others are not built.

Dock: The physical structure on Lake Arrowhead authorized by the slip right. There are single docks, double docks, triple docks, multiple docks and convenience docks on Lake Arrowhead. "Dock" can also be used as a generic term for a slip.

Slip: A Slip is the space on a dock where a boat is moored. A slip will have "fingers" on each side to allow the boarding and unboarding of the boat and to moor the boat. A dock structure with multiple slips may be a double dock (two slips), triple dock (three slips) or multiple dock (four or more slips up to 24 slips).

Retired Slip Right: A Retired Slip Right does not have a physical dock structure. This Slip Right cannot be built out in the future. All of the same dock ownership requirements apply to ownership of a Retired Slip Right including the annual ALA dock/slip right membership fee.

Convenience Dock: Convenience Docks provide slips available for any ALA member. Overnight mooring is prohibited on Convenience Docks. Convenience Docks are located:
Maintained by the ALA 
Marina  23 
Fishing Dock (Peninsula Park)       2
Tavern Bay Beach Club     6 
Village / Liberty (formerly Museum)                       14
Village / Freedom (formerly Woody's)     24
Village / Independence (formerly McDonalds)     24
Lone Pine Island                    6