No Band on Your Boat? Must Decontaminate

All boats without a band MUST be decontaminated before launching.

Your lake is clean and safe from Quagga and Zebra Mussels thanks to ALA's program for boat inspections and your compliance.

The inspection process ALA was using did not include flushing the water in the boat engine. In order to ensure that Lake Arrowhead remains Quagga and Zebra Mussel free, the Board approved the following procedure for allowing boats onto Lake Arrowhead:

"Clean, drained and dry" is no longer the standard; either

1. Your boat has a ALA band in place or, if it does not,

2. Your boat must be decontaminated OR the boat owner must have an ALA registered boat storage contractor's letter or be on a boat storage contractor's certification list.

If you do not have a band in place and your boat has not been in storage and certified by an ALA registered boat storage contractor, you may contact Lake Safety Patrol, at 909-337-8829, to schedule a Decontamination. 

ALA Decontamination Hours of Operation:
Currently 7 Days a Week
8:30am - 3:30pm

List of Fees for Decontamination:
  • $25 for the motor and cooling system (“engine flush”)
  • $25 for each ballast tank or bladder
  • $25 for the outside of the boat and trailer
  • Other miscellaneous items that may require decontamination including the tow vehicle, cables, anchor, etc. The fee for these items could also be $25.
If a member required a full decontamination for a boat with two ballast tanks the total cost would be $100.

We apologize for any inconvenience but thank you for understanding.