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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.



Upcoming Events

  1. Lot Owner’s Meeting followed by Board Meeting

    April 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

From the Lake:

April 2021

Just a few swans on a stop over, checking out Lake Tyee...

From the office

April 2021


Springtime at Lake Tyee


The weather is beginning to get warmer; we’re seeing the sunshine a bit more often and daylight lasts a bit longer. We’re excited to see everything coming back to life after the cold winter months, it’s a great time of year.

This is also the time of year many like to spruce up their lots and get them ready for the summer. We are all in favor of that, but we could use a bit of help with ensuring things are done properly.

Please keep a couple of things in mind as you do your cleanup work to avoid any issues.

  • Do not cut, trim or limb up trees in the greenbelt without first reviewing it and getting permission from the office. Trees within the boundaries of your lot are fine but not trees in the greenbelt.
  • Do not blow the debris from your lot out into the road. As cars drive over the debris it gets ground into dust adding to the dust issues we always get.
  • Please haul your tree limbs and other yard debris to the pit. Only natural debris is allowed at the pit.
  • Only regular household garbage is allowed in the dumpsters, no construction materials, furniture, car parts, etc. Those items need to be taken to one of the county transfer stations.
  • Before building any structure, be sure to fill out a Lake Tyee building permit and get approval.
  • If you have any questions about what is or isn’t allowed, please contact the office.

Thanks for helping and enjoy the Spring

Lake Tyee Management


With Skagit County now in Phase 3 of Governor Inslee’s Safe Washington Roadmap to Recovery the changes in guidelines now make it possible to open the hot tubs, with some limitations and restrictions. Effective Friday 2 April 2021 the hot tubs will open, once again.

  • Hot tubs will be limited to Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9am to 9pm. This allows for staffing to be able to maintain the cleaning and monitoring requirements.
  • All previous hot tub regulations based on WAC 246-260-131 requirements (WA state regulations) remain in place, such as:
    • Hot tub usage will be limited to 15 minutes
    • No food, alcohol or drugs allowed in the pool/spa area at any time.
    • Anyone with a communicable disease or anyone that has been ill with vomiting or diarrhea within the last two weeks is prohibited from using the hot tubs.
    • Everyone must take a cleansing shower before entering pool or hot tub.
    • Diapers of any kind (including swim diapers) are not allowed in the hot tubs or pools. Our filtration system cannot handle the ingredients used to make them. The spa chemicals become very imbalanced when diapers or feminine products are worn in the water.

Also, WA phase requirements impose additional requirements for operating.

  • Each hot tub is limited to a maximum of 4 people at one-time and they must maintain the 6’ social distancing identified at each hot tub.
  • No one exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 are to enter the area.
  • Face masks are required when inside the changeroom and clubhouse.
  • Face masks may be removed when in an outdoor area while maintain the 6’ distancing.
  • Violations of the COVID-19 requirements including the maximum number of users will be cause to close the hot tubs.
  • If Skagit County returns to a more restrictive phase hot tubs may be closed again.
  • If hot tubs need to be closed for cause, they will stay closed until the Board and Manager can review the severity and frequency of the violation(s) and take appropriate action.
  • If violations warrant the hot tubs may be closed without notice, indefinitely.
  • Violations of the rules and restrictions will be subject to a fine under “Disorderly Conduct”. The fine schedule for disorderly conduct is $250.00 1st offense, $500.00 2nd offence, $1000.00 3rd, and subsequent offences.

It’s a very positive step forward to be able to re-open the hot tubs. We’re so glad we can finally open, but we have to follow the guidelines, directed by the State of WA, to keep them open and we need everyone’s help to do this.

Please help us keep the hot tubs open by respecting the rules.

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.