Lake Tyee - A Recreation Community
Find yourself here!
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.
From the Lake:
It's a very strange Spring here at the lake.
We all miss the hustle and bustle that a normal year would be at this time, but we also realize staying home is the best way to avoid this terrible virus affecting the world.
For all our families, friends and neighbors, we wish you well.
Stay healthy and hopefully soon, we can enjoy time together once again.
From the office
April is here, spring is here and so is a global crisis.
We all are anxious for this unsettling time to be over, for everyone we know to be okay, to be healthy and be happy. With each of us doing our part and a bit of luck, hopefully, that time will come soon.
We have seen a few questions on social media as to what the status of the park is so, we wanted to take this opportunity to give you the latest.
The park is considered to be in a shut-down state of operation, yet still accessible to owners. However, we are not encouraging anyone to come here. It’s not that we wouldn’t love to see everyone enjoying themselves, here at the lake again, because we would, it’s that we take Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order seriously and we agree with it. These are recreational units here, not people’s homes. Since it is not a suburb of a city, we don’t have the resources within the local community for a large influx of people here all the time. Local stores don’t carry supplies for that kind of demand, medical resources are available but at a distance and are only staffed for normal volumes of people. Here at the park if we experienced really high usage, resources such as septic, water and power may be strained as well as the need for additional staff to maintain the park and deal with emergencies. Not having the resources needed for high volume could result in many more issues. So, we encourage people to do just as the Governor has ordered and please stay at your homes, let this virus pass and then we can all settle back into our normal way of life (back to a time when we could actually look at a roll of toilet paper, a bottle of hand sanitizer or a package of Clorox wipes without thinking we just struck gold). Your neighborhood, your home, are much better suited to take care of the needs of residents, we are equipped to take care of people on vacation.
The gates are operating and lot owners can access their lots. The amenities are closed (clubhouse, pools, spas, playgrounds, office, most comfort stations etc.). Comfort stations 2, 6, 10 and 13 are open.
Maintenance crews are continuing to work, monitoring and maintaining the park along with responding to emergency repairs of utilities. Security has increased patrols and is overseeing the park. Multiple neighborhood volunteers are also watching the park for any suspicious activity. Office personnel are answering phones (360) 853-7020 for questions and to accept payments from 10AM to 2PM Tue - Sat. Payments may also be mailed to:
4571 Burpee Hill Road
Concrete, WA 98237
You may also drop an envelope through the mail slot on the office front door.
We have been following and will continue to follow the direction and guidance given to us by the United States Government and the State of Washington. If conditions change we will notify owners of those changes that may affect them.
On to other news...
- Billing - Reminder that April statements will include the first quarterly billing for electrical service 20 Dec 2019 through 20 Mar 2020. Dues continue to be billed each month. Electricity will be every three months.
- Dumpsters - During this slow time we have reduced the dumpsters down to one at each location. We have also moved the location for the upper park dumpsters from the 3B Basin Park to the road at lost lake along Kachess Trail. In addition, we have added motion sensitive lights at each dumpster location along with new signage.The new signs identify other facilities where you may dispose of items that can’t be thrown out in the dumpsters. The signs give the websites for the facilities so you can get hours of operation, addresses, etc.
- Boat storage - April is typically the time that boat storage at the lake becomes a discussion. Our “Rules and Regulations” spells out that boats may be stored in designated locations at the lake from 29 April until 15 Oct each year. Boats may only be stored in designated areas and must be marked with the owner’s lot number clearly visible.
To help make this a simple, easy to follow rule we have created five locations on the South side of the lake for boat storage. Each area has been identified with signs indicating boat storage is allowed and identifies storage is only allowed 29 April – 15 Oct. In addition to the signs, we have installed cables along the ground (they are painted yellow) for locking your boats. (You will need to provide your own chain and lock).
The five areas for boat storage are:
- Two rows of storage in the grassy area to the West of the boat ramp
- One row of Storage on the East side of Lost Creek (next to the parking area, up to the new beach)
- One row of storage along the shoreline on the East side of the new beach to the large tree
- One row of storage on the East end of the lake along the shoreline going west from the parking lot and small beach area.
The date for storing boats at the lake has been questioned, argued and debated many times. The reason for the dates being what they are is lake levels and maintenance. The dates were established as times that the lake is normally at a level allowing access to these areas. During both spring and fall the lake level is dependent on weather, in spring it is typically very high and again it can rise with the fall rains. In spring, maintenance is trying to get the park ready for the rush of people we typically have at that time of year. This includes things such as clearing brush, mowing, setting out picnic tables, etc. All of this when lake levels are high can be difficult and adding boats to work around makes it all the more problematic. In fall, again maintenance is trying to prepare the park for the winter months and need access those areas.
Please remember that the designated areas are the only places along the lake that overnight boat storage is allowed. Boats are not allowed to be stored overnight on beaches, in greenbelt, moored in the water or pulled up to shore in front of an owner’s lot. Additionally, flotation devices may not be left in the water overnight either.
Security will be enforcing these rules. Boats left overnight outside of designated storage areas or outside of the approved dates will be collected and fines will be charged. This would be an undesirable event for both the owner and us, so please ensure your boats are stored only during the designated time and in the approved locations.
Thank you all for your support, understanding and patience,
Lake Tyee Management
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