Twain Harte Lake (Private)
TWAIN HARTE LAKE SUMMER
2013: Twain Harte Gatehouse or THLA Office: Ph
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this page updated information on:
Lake Events, Lake Temperature,
LAKE ENTRY PROCEDURE: Paper tickets are no
longer utilized to gain entry. Electronic debits to the members'
account is now implemented.
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THLA CONTACT INFORMATION
Twain Harte Lake Association Business Office, 22933 Twain
Harte Drive, P.O. Box 338, Twain Harte, CA., 95383.
Hours M-F 9am-noon.
Twain Harte Lake Gatehouse: 18175 Lakeview Dr. (at Sonora), Twain Harte, CA
95383 9am-8pm every day.
(209)586-9073 or (209)586-4449;
THLA Email: email@example.com
PRESIDENTS OF THE THLA:
Susan White, 89-00
Donald Middleton, 90-91 Carl Leuder, 91-92
Sunny Seabrook, 92-93 George Simon,
Carl Olson, 95-96
Bill Steel, 96-97
Jean Moody, 97-98
Ken Doty, 97-98
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 Jeanne Lawton, 06-07
Fritz Maurer, 07-08
Rohn Mein, 08-09
Bob Hill, 09-10
Dennis Hart, 10-11
David Hawkins, 11-12
David Hoyt, 12-13
GENERAL LAKE INFORMATION:
CURRENT LAKE WATER LEVEL AND TEMPERATURE:
A water temperature history is provided below. Water temps peak
end of July.
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 of that period, but swimming and lake use
continues into Fall. The 2008 season began a new
lake admission methodology. Lake entry by electronic debit to member's
account is required for each person--adult or child. All
guests must be accompanied by members, unless guest is using
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,
two water slides, children's swings, diving boards,
restrooms at west and east ends, 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!
No food or drinks may be brought into the lake property or
consumed there. Only water in clear bottles is allowed. Food
purchased at the Snack Shack must be eaten west of the beach
area in designated eating areas. There is no smoking
anywhere inside the lake property. Some visitors go to the
parking lot where they eat from their car tailgates and smoke at
a 'smoke bench' provided with a butt can.
The Snack Shack provides a wide variety of foods, non-alcoholic
drinks, and ice cream and icees.
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. In the late 2008 Season, 50
new memberships were filled from the waiting list. Presently no
are available, and new openings continue to be filled from a $50/year fee waiting list.
Membership thus increased from 750 to 800 member-families.
||18175 Lakeview Dr.: West on Golf Club Drive then south at Sonora Dr.
||LAKE WATER LEVEL:
The lake is full now.
|TYPICAL LAKE WATER TEMPERATURE:
72 degrees F. (June 16, 2013)
80 degrees F. (July 4, 2013)
72 degrees F. (August 11, 2013)
79 degrees F. (Jul 2/11)
69 degrees F (Jun 1/09)
76 degrees F. (Jul 4/09)
78 degrees F. (Aug 25, 2008)
79 degrees F. (July 15, 2008)
72 degrees F (June 9,2008)
60 degrees F. (May5, 2008)
66 degrees F. (May 23, 2008)
70 degrees F. (May
74 degrees F. (June 20, 2007)
80 Degrees F. (Jul 29, 2007)
75 degrees F. (Sep 4, 2007)
78 degrees F. (July 1, 2006)
80 degrees F. (July 19, 2006)
70 degrees F. (Sep 1/06)
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)
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 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. (December 22, 2004, 50% full)
|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 FOR SUMMER 2013
(NOTE: Private Membership! Lake Entry qualification required.
Tickets are obsolete beginning 2008 season and
electronic debits now implemented for entry.)
||Lake Filling Begins
||Lifeguard Recruiting Begins
|May 25, 2013
Memorial Day Weekend.
|June 18 -Aug 15,
July 9 & Aug 6, 2013
||Bingo every Tuesday and Thursday at
5pm in the Snack Shack area.
starting at dusk. Thursday nights. Bring a folding
chair, flashlight and blanket or warm sweater. All
shows begin at dusk
6, 2013 9:30am
July 6, 2013 2pm
Annual THLA Members Meeting
July 6, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. in
the auditorium of the Black Oak School, 18995 Twain Harte
Drive, Twain Harte, up the hill from the market.
Annual Kid's Flag Parade 2pm. Free.
Also July 6,
Annual BBQ at the Lake, 5-8 pm. Members receive 2
tickets free. First seating 5pm,
second seating at 6pm. Tickets limited.
|July 8-12, 2013
||Free Swim Lessons 9-10am
Monday-Friday. Open to all
area children. Lake Membership not required for
|July 15-19, 2013
||Free Swim Lessons 9-10 am
to all area children. Lake Membership not required
||Not planned yet for
2013. Annual "Dance Under the Stars"
with Buffet. Advance
tickets at the gatehouse.
|August 6, 2013
||Final Star Show starting at dusk on the Rock.
Bring a folding chair, flashlight and blanket.
|August 3, 2013
8-9 am & 10:30am
||WATER CARNIVAL -- BEACH
Annual Sand Castle building 9am; Beach Races
on the children's area beach.
Times Approximate. Kids 6-13. Judging at 9am;
Kids' Beach races 10:30 am.
|August 3, 2013
||WATER CARNIVAL --SWIMMING &
competition; All ages water races, & diving.
|September 2, 2013
||"Survivor's" Potluck Picnic at
the Lake, 5 pm;
Labor Day Monday Sept 2. 2013 at the Lake. Inquire at
Closing Day--lifeguards no longer on duty after
today. Security patrols Lake.
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 per qualified child.
10. PARKING: No overnight (dusk to dawn) parking or camping is permitted
on lake property or adjacent parking area.