Making The Most of Our Mountain
Timber Lakes has 23 common areas, ranging in size from one to forty acres. In 2011 the TLPOA Board authorized the formation of a committee (made up of owners) to create a Master Plan for the common areas of Timber Lakes, which was approved in August 2011. Click here to view the 2011 Master Plan.
Download this map in PDF Format: Common Areas Map.
Common Area Committee
- Prioritize common areas based on their “develop-ability.”
- Commission an engineering survey to clearly identify area boundaries.
- Contact nearby property owners to let them know work near them and involve them in the process.
- Develop a project that makes the most of the area’s natural attributes, (i.e., views, streams, ponds) and is low-maintenance and sustainable.
- Restore the area, i.e., eliminate noxious weeds, seed wildflowers, restrict unauthorized motorized vehicle traffic with natural barriers such as boulders and log fences.
- Work with TLPOA road crew to create and maintain safe, year-round parking for at least four cars at each site.
- Work with volunteers to create a kiosk with information for each area and signs to clearly mark trail and protect private property.
- Spread the word and get Timber Lakers out there enjoying these fabulous resources!
The committee based the mission and plan on a survey of owners. More than 220 responded and laid out these priorities:
- Nature Loop
- Pond/Lake Shore Exploration
- Picnic Area/Pavilion (Tie)
Common Area Etiquette
There are some basic rules for using the common areas and trails.
- Common areas are only for the use of property owners and their guests
- Park in designated areas – not on roads
- Stay on the trails – do not trespass on adjacent lot owners property
- No motorized vehicles allowed
- Pets must be kept in control of owners – Do not let pets chase wildlife
- Respect wildlife and this quiet environment
- Pack out all trash and pick up after your pet
- Hazards exist – Your safety is your responsibility
- Hours of Use – Daylight hours only
Report problems or offenders to:
- Timber Lakes Security: 435-785-8764
- Wasatch County Sheriff: 435-654-4111
- Dave Read volunteered to build our Recycling Center.
- Jim Barton built/builds our kiosks.
- Jamie Hagan is getting our common areas and trails mapped via GPS.
- Jerry Hartshorn has donated time and talent to building benches.
- Rees Falkner is helping us tap into the brains and brawn of our local scout troops.
- Terrie Schultz and Bonny Armstrong have coordinated annual weed eradication and wildflower planting events.
- Erin Kemp coordinated our first-ever community open house, which was attended by more than 150 people!
- Al Katcher is just getting started on a project to beautify our gate area and minimize the “curb-non-appeal” created by our garbage area right next to our welcome gate.