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Lake Tyee - A Recreation Community

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Nestled in the North Cascade Mountains, near the border between the United States

and Canada, lies a serene lake resting in the shadow of snow-capped Mt. Baker.

Lake Tyee, one of the best kept secrets of the Pacific Northwest.


A place where family and friends gather and lasting memories are made.



clear sky
humidity: 77%
wind: 1mph ESE
H 57 • L 55

From the Lake:


A perfect time to enjoy the lake with family


From the office

Notes from the office:

Important Announcement!


We have installed some new STOP signs, creating a couple of three way STOPS

There is now a three way stop sign near the Putt Putt golf course at South Tyee Drive and Suiattle Trail and the other is near the Horsehoe Pits  at Tyee Drive and Similk Trail.

The new three way stops are to help make these popular areas more pedestrian friendly and safer.

Come check out the new signs, just be sure to take your time and STOP when you're there.

Announcement #2

The Clubhouse Ballroom will now be open for use Friday through Sunday evenings from 5 PM until 9 PM. Come enjoy air hockey, pool and ping pong.

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by someone 16 or older.

Announcement #3

The Skagit County Fire Marshall has announced that a Modified Burn Ban will go into effect July 12th, throughout all of Skagit County. Fires will be allowed in APPROVED fire pits only. Contact the office with questions about fire pit regulations.




June was a busy and fun month at the lake. We've had the Father's Day breakfast, the Social and Dance, the Annual General Meeting and finished the month out with the weekend activities to celebrate Canada Day and 4th of July. Thanks so very much to everyone that volunteered, we are so appreciative of all the hard work. Without the extra help these events just wouldn't be possible. In addition a huge thank you to everyone that came out and participated, the more the merrier! Lake Tyee is such a beautiful place but it's the people here that make it truly amazing!


We have received numerous questions about how to handle emergencies and maintenance issues. Who to call, what number, what constitutes an emergency, etc.

To help clarify some of these issues;

  • The most important issues would be a medical emergency, a fire or a crime. If any of these happen please call 911 immediately! Stay calm. Be sure to give the dispatcher your blue street address and the gate nearest your property. Gate #1 is the Meadow, Gate #2 is the Main Gate, Gate #3 is the Back Gate.

Lake Tyee maintenance staff maintains the parks infrastructure.

They are responsible for;

  • - Sewer systems up to a lot owners structure. Lot owners are responsible for the plumbing in and under their structures.
  • - Electrical systems up to the pedestal. Lot owners are responsible for any electrical issues from the pedestal to their unit and inside their unit.
  • - Water systems up to each lots hydrant. Lot owners are responsible for water lines from the hydrant into and inside their unit.

Sewer issues are the staffs first priority since a leak is a health and safety issue.

Leaks in the sewer system and ruptured waterlines are among the most common issues. If you notice an issue please call the maintenance phone number and report it even if it is the responsibility of a lot owner. Many times the maintenance staff can help with a temporary fix, shut off utilities to prevent further damage or refer you to someone who can help.

Lake Tyee Security is responsible for code enforcement. They do not have the training or authority that the police and fire department have, for issues requiring those services, call 911. Security monitors the gates, pool areas, clubhouse and park buildings, address speeding issues, fire violations, etc. They are emissaries for the park, helping with lot owners questions, handling code violations with owners and watching over the park, reporting issues to the proper authorities.

The Lake Tyee Security and Maintenance phone numbers are message lines. These lines are monitored. Occasionally security or maintenance may be available at the moment you call and will answer in person but most times you will need to leave them a message.  When you call please leave a detailed message explaining what the issue is. Remember to leave your name, a call back number and your lot number.


At nearly every lot owners meeting the issue of speeding is brought up. It has continued to be among the top concerns of the lot owners. The staff has been doing all they can, adding speed bumps, stop signs and having security monitor the park. Fines have been levied for offenders but the problem still persists.

Please set the example, follow the speed limits, talk with your neighbors, spread the word...why be in such a hurry? Slow down and enjoy the park! If you are going 10 MPH then the person behind you will be also!

Most importantly remember that the little ones don't know all the rules of the road and are unpredictable. They can appear from nowhere, anytime. Go slow, watch for the unexpected and let's make sure everyone here has a safe visit.

Thank you to the majority that follow the speed limit, lets encourage the few struggling with it to join us!



Where is Lake Tyee?

Lake Tyee is located approximately 2 hours north of Seattle and approximately 1 1/2 hours south of Vancouver BC.


From Washington I-5, take the Burlington exit and go east on State Highway 20 for approximately 21 miles. Turn left onto Baker Lake Highway and travel north for approximately 7 miles. Turn right onto Burpee Hill Road (you will see a large "Lake Tyee" sign at this intersection). The Lake Tyee community is on both sides of the road after the turn. The sales office is located on the left side of the road just before you get to the main entrance.