Twain Harte Lake
BOARD OF DIRECTORS :
Vice President-Jeanne Lawton
Board Member-Bruce Erickson
Board Member-Wes Jordan
Board Member-Fritz Maurer
Board Member-Allison Stark
PRESIDENTS OF THE THLA:
|Susan White, 89-90
||Donald F. Middleton,90-91
||Carl Lueder, 91-92
|Sunny Seabrook, 92-93
||George Simon, 93-94
|Carl Olson, 95-96
||Bill Steel, 96-97
||Jean Moody, 97-98
|Ken Doty, 98-99
||George Simon, 99-00
||David Olson, 00-01
|Larry Qvistgaard, 01-02
||Tim Ewing, 02-03
||Jim Johnson, 03-04
|John Kinsfather, 04-05
||Karen Zimmerman, 05-06
CURRENT LAKE WATER TEMPERATURE:
70 degrees F. on Sep 1/06. See temperature history
LAKE SEASON: The Twain Harte Lake officially opens
to members and guests Memorial Day weekend and closes Labor
Day weekend . No lifeguards
are available outside that period. Lake tickets are required for
each person--adult or child.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Twain Harte Lake is a private 7-acre stream-fed lake on 56 acres of buffer
land at the west end of the village. It has a long sandy beach, a water slide, children's swings, diving boards,
restrooms, a Snack Shack--and, a serene setting amongst large Sugar Pines. The lake is stocked
with fish for children under 16 years to fish (limit 3 fish)--so bring the fishing rod!
Lifeguards are on duty from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend. Annual events,
such as the 4th-of-July BBQ, the Summer Water Carnival, and twice-weekly Bingo are just some of the
planned lake activities. See 'Lake Events' below.
Twain Harte Lake is a private lake, with a membership of
local Twain Harte property owners, for use by their family,
friends or guests. Membership fees and annual dues are
administered by itís Board of Directors elected by the
membership according to the By-laws. Presently no memberships
are available, and new openings are filled from a waiting list.
||West on Golf Club Drive then south at Sonora Dr.
||LAKE WATER LEVEL:
The lake is now full. (May 20, 2006)
|LAKE WATER TEMPERATURE:
50 degrees F. (March 12, 2004)
52 degrees F. (April 17, 2004)
66 degrees F. (May 7, 2004)
70 degrees F. (May 27, 2004)
72 degrees F.
(June 12, 2004)
78 degrees F. (July 5, 2004)
80 degrees F. (July 17, 2004)
80 degrees F. (July 23, 2004)
78 degrees F. (August 1, 2004)
75 degrees F. (August 8, 2004)
74 degrees F. (August 28, 2004)
67 degrees F. (September. 21, 2004)
61 degrees F. (October 8, 2004)
48 degrees F. (November 7, 2004)
45 degrees F. (November 28, 2004)
45 degrees F. (December 22, 2004, 50% full)
46 degrees F. (February 12, 2005)
52 degrees F. (March 28, 2005)
60 degrees F. (April 17, 2005)
55 degrees F. (May 10, 2005)
70 degrees F. (May 28, 2005)
76 degrees F. (June 12, 2005)
78 degrees F. (July 4, 2005)
80 degrees F. (July 30, 2005)
74 degrees F. (Sept 1, 2005)
50 degrees F. (Dec 25, 2005)
78 degrees F. (July 1, 2006)
80 degrees F. (July 19, 2006)
70 degrees F. (Sep 1/06)
|LAKE AIR TEMPERATURE:
||Click on 'TH Weather' on left.
||Children 16 years of age or younger
may fish at the inlet or off the south side docks from 9am-8pm, and off the dam 6pm to 8pm
Limit 3 fish.
The lake is stocked with fish.
|TWAIN HARTE LAKE EVENTS
(Private! Lake Entry Tickets required)
|February 1, 2006
||Lake Filling Begins
|March 1, 2006
||Lifeguard Recruiting Begins
|May 27, 2006
|June 20- Aug 24, 2006
June 20, 2006
(also Jul 27, Aug 24, 2006)
|Bingo every Tuesday and Thursday at 5pm in the Snack Shack area.
starting at dusk. Thursday nights, June 22,
July 27, and August 24, 2006. Bring a folding
chair, flashlight and blanket or warm sweater.
|July 1, 2006
July 2, 2006
July 1, 2006
Annual Kids' Beach Flag Parade, 2pm.
Annual THLA Meeting SUNDAY 9:00 am at TH Golf Course Dining Room.
Annual BBQ at the Lake, 5pm. Extra BBQ tickets $6 at Gatehouse.
|July 3 - July 7, 2006
||Free Swim Lessons 9-10am
|July 10-14, 2006
||Free Swim Lessons 9-10am
|June- August 2006
||Star Shows starting at dusk. Thursday
nights, June June 22, July 27, and August 24, 2006.
Bring a folding chair, flashlight and blanket or warm
|July 14, 2006
||6th Annual "Dance Under the Stars" for
Lake members and their guests 8-11pm. Adults
$15/couple, $8 Single. Teens $5/couple, $3
|August 5, 2006
MORNING (Starts 9am)
|WATER CARNIVAL 2006-- BEACH
Annual Sand Castle building 9am-10am; Beach Races 10:30 am-11:30 am;
on the children's area beach. Lunch Break 11:30am-1pm
|Saturday, August 5, 2006
AFTERNOON (Starts 1pm)
|WATER CARNIVAL 2006--SWIMMING &
competition; All ages water races, tire tube races & diving.
Starts at 1pm-4pm on
|September 4, 2006
||Survivor's Potluck Picnic, 5 pm;
Labor Day Monday Sept 4/06. Inquire at
Closing Day--lifeguards no longer on duty after
TWAIN HARTE LAKE TOP 10 RULES
Note: This condensed list of Twain Harte Lake Rules was
adapted by www.twainhartevillage.com from the "THLA
General Rules". The full THLA rules are available for review at
the Lake Gatehouse.
1. NO RUNNING: No running on the bridge, on decks and
patios, on the rock, on
the beach or on the floatation rafts.
2. NO FOOD, ALCOHOL or BBQ's: BBQ's, food, alcohol, lunches, snacks and drinks are not
allowed on the Lake premises--except that which is purchased
and consumed in the Snack Shack Area. Drinking water in
clear plastic containers is allowed.
3. NO DOGS OR ANIMALS: Dogs and other animals are
strictly prohibited on the Lake premises at ALL times--day or
4. NO SMOKING: The use of tobacco in any form is not allowed
within the fenced confines of the Lake property. This
includes the beach, the rock and Snack Shack areas.
Outside the gatehouse, there is a designated smokers' bench--with
a butt-can--provided for smoking.
4. BABY SWIMMERS: Children or babies that are not
"potty-trained" may enter the water if they are wearing a
swimsuit. Diapers, including swim diapers, are not allowed in
5. UNSUPERVISED CHILDREN: Children under age 12 must be
accompanied by a responsible person 16 years of age or older
who is also
on the lake premises.
6. FLOATATION & SHADE DEVICES: No paddle boards or boats are allowed
inside roped areas. Due to space and safety concerns,
large, oversized flotation and blow-up toys are not allowed on
Lake property. Single mattresses, rings for small
children, dinghy or inflatable boats are permitted but may not
be secured or stored on lake property overnight. Only
standard beach umbrellas are permitted for shade. Four-post
shade structures, or variations thereof, are not allowed anywhere.
7. SWIMMING ABILITY: All swimmers under age 16 who want to
swim outside the shallow roped swimming areas without an
accompanying adult must pass a swim test. Lifeguards may
require ANY swimmer to pass the test if there is concern about
his or her swimming ability and safety.
8. AUDIO EQUIPMENT: Radios, tape players, CD & MP3 players,
etc. on Lake property or the Lake parking area may only be
used with headsets which cannot be heard by others.
9. FISHING: Permitted for children age 16 and under from 9am-8pm
at the lake inlet and from the south docks; fishing also
from the dam 6-8pm. Limit 3 fish.
10. PARKING: No overnight (dusk to dawn) parking or camping is permitted
on lake property or adjacent parking area.