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Twain Harte Lake

President-Karen Zimmerman
Vice President-Jeanne Lawton
Treasurer-Barbara Allendorf
Secretary-Mark Castle
Board Member-Bruce Erickson
Board Member-Wes Jordan
Board Member-Fritz Maurer
Board Member-Allison Stark
Ex-officio-John Kinsfather

Susan White, 89-90 Donald F. Middleton,90-91 Carl Lueder, 91-92
Sunny Seabrook, 92-93 George Simon, 93-94 George Cumming,94-95
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  

70 degrees F. on Sep 1/06.  See temperature history below.

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.

LAKE DIRECTIONS:   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.
LAKE FISHING:   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.
(Private! Lake Entry Tickets required)
February 1, 2006 Lake Filling Begins
March 1, 2006 Lifeguard Recruiting Begins
May 27, 2006 Opening Day
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.

Star Shows 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  SUNDAY!

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. Tickets limited.

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 sweater.
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 single.
August 5, 2006
MORNING (Starts 9am)


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)


Annual Water competition; All ages water races, tire tube races & diving.  Starts at 1pm-4pm on The Rock.
September 4, 2006 Survivor's Potluck Picnic, 5 pm;
Labor Day Monday Sept 4/06.  Inquire at gatehouse.
Closing Day--lifeguards no longer on duty after today.

Note: This condensed list of Twain Harte Lake Rules was adapted by  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 night!
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 the water.
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.