Elizabeth Lake and Lake Hughes


The Elizabeth Lake and Lake Hughes CSD was adopted and came into effect on July 30, 2009. The CSD sets out to enhance the quality of life in these communities by preserving and protecting their rural character and the beauty of their environmental setting. The CSD standards are intended to protect native vegetation, preserve the night sky, minimize the placement of urban infrastructure, and maintain low residential densities in both communities.

The full legal text of the Elizabeth Lake and Lake Hughes CSD can be found in Title 22 (Planning and Zoning) of the County Code. Community Standards Districts are listed in alphabetical order. Simply scroll down to the title of the CSD and click the link to jump to that page.

The Elizabeth Lake and Lake Hughes CSD is proposed to be updated as part of this effort.



A list of all AV CSDs meetings and events can be found on the Meetings and Hearings page.



November 7, 2018: Working Meeting



The communities of Elizabeth Lake and Lake Hughes are located in the southwestern portion of the Antelope Valley, northwest of Leona Valley, and are partially within the National Forest.  Some portions of the community are developed or partially developed with single-family homes, light agricultural uses, and a limited amount of commercial and industrial uses.  Other portions are largely undeveloped, are generally not served by existing infrastructure, contain environmental resources, such as Significant Ecological Areas and Hillside Management Areas, and are subject to safety constraints, such as the San Andreas Fault and Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones.

For a more detailed description of the Elizabeth Lake and Lake Hughes communities can be found in the Community-Specific Land Use Concepts chapter of the Antelope Valley Area Plan.