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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: 87%
wind: 3mph E
H 54 • L 50

Upcoming Events

  1. Labor Day Weekend Events

    August 31 - September 1
  2. Labor Day – USA

    September 2
  3. Labour Day – Canada

    September 2
  4. Lot Owners Meeting

    September 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  5. September Board Meeting

    September 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

From the Lake:

New Lake Tyee Apparel for Sale

Order forms are available in the office or can be downloaded and then printed from:


Hurry - Orders have to be turned in by Aug 31, 2019

From the office

Notes from the office:


Effective Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Lake Tyee Security and Maintenance have been given new phones with new phone numbers. The old phone numbers have been cancelled.

The new numbers are:

Lake Tyee Security (360) 421-7035

Lake Tyee Maintenance Emergency (360) 421-7036

Please make a note of the new phone numbers and delete any references to the old ones.

Thank you




Annoyed with the gate breaking? Well, who knew, according to the repair technicians we are doing it to ourselves.

Apparently, when someone swipes their card while the gate is still closing, from the last person to go through, is causing considerable damage. The belts and gears are all turning one direction when the gate is closing. If someone swipes their card, it immediately changes the direction of the gears and belts. This causes the belts to slip and burn and stresses the gears increasing the risk of breaking.

Management is talking with the gate company about installing a delay so the gate won't recognize a card swipe until the gate has completely closed but, in the meantime, we can all help by allowing the gate to fully close before swiping our card (please be patient with those in front of you allowing the gate to close before they go). By doing this the gates should work without issue for many years!


August is typically the busiest month here at Lake Tyee. Summer is winding down, temperatures are on the high side and people are squeezing in those last summer vacations.

With the pools in such high demand, it's a good time to remind everyone of the rules for the pools and hot tubs. Please know that the State of WA dictates many of the rules in place if we want to have pools at our facilities. Some, such as hours of operation are directed by management in response to previous issues. Most people using the pools and hot tubs follow the rules without issue, however, there are always a few that seem to struggle with the concept. The rules are designed to keep people SAFE, so please do your part.

In accordance with WA WAC 246-260-121(5)

  • There is NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY at the pools.
  • Children under the age of 13 must be supervised by a responsible adult.
  • Children 13-17 cannot use the pool or hot tub alone.
  • Everyone must take a cleansing shower before using the pool/hot tub.
  • If you have a disease that can be transmitted by water or have been ill with diarrhea or vomiting in the last two weeks, don't use the pool/hot tub.
  • No diapers (including swim diapers and adult diapers) allowed in pool/hot tub.
  • People with seizure, heart or circulatory problems should not swim alone.
  • No diving, running or rough play is allowed.
  • No food is allowed in the pool area
  • Clear drinks allowed in PLASTIC sealable containers only.
  • Don't use the pool when under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Additional Hot tub rules;

  • Children under the age of 6 should not use the hot tubs.
  • Limit any one session in hot tub to 15 minutes.
  • Maximum number of people allowed in hot tub is 10 persons.
  • People with heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood pressure and women who are or may be pregnant are advised to consult a physician before using hot tubs.

If you don't follow the rules, you may be removed from the premises.

In an EMERGENCY call 911. An EMERGENCY phone is located on the clubhouse wall near hot tub #1




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.



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.