WHAT IS TIMBER LAKES?
Timber Lakes is a gated, private community in the Uinta Mountain area, in picturesque Lake Creek Canyon. It consists of about 1,000 dwellings. The Timber Lakes community has two main sections, Lower Mountain and Upper Mountain, with 1,513 total lots averaging one acre in size. There are 23 common areas for the enjoyment of property owners. Elevation in the area ranges from 6,000 to 8,000 feet, ensuring clean mountain air. Timber Lakes is located just minutes from Heber City, Utah which offers a variety of shopping and dining options, while retaining the serenity of mountain living. Also located within a short drive are the Provo River and Deer Creek Reservoir, offering Blue Ribbon fly fishing, boating, swimming, and waterskiing. The nearby national forest land offers additional trails and open space for ATV riding, horeseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, and camping. In the winter, these spaces open up for spectacular snowmobiling, backcountry skiing, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing.
WHERE IS TIMBER LAKES LOCATED?
Timber Lakes is located about 7 miles east of Heber City, Utah.
IS THE AREA ACCESSIBLE ON A YEAR-AROUND BASIS?
Yes! Timber Lakes is gated year-around with a guard shack, which is manned 7 days a week during much of the year. Property owners are provided with remotes for operating the gate when a guard is not present.
During winter, roads are restricted to four-wheel drive vehicles only. Snow tires and/or chains are required. Side roads are maintained with a 6-inch snow pack to accommodate snowmobile access.
The roads receive year-around maintenance and snow plowing by the Timber Lakes Property Owners Association. Snow plowing is performed when more than six inches of accumulation falls during a single weather event. Plowing priority is given to the main roads and then to secondary roads. Roads that are sparsely populated during winter are plowed less frequently.
HOW MUCH ARE THE TIMBER LAKES PROPERTY OWNER ASSOCIATION DUES AND WHAT DO THEY COVER?
The Timber Lakes Property Owner Association dues are subject to change; they were last reported at $917.18 per year. The dues include year-around road maintenance and snow plowing, equipment and machinery, security, personnel costs, operational expenses, common area taxes and maintenance, insurance, and garbage removal.
WHAT KIND OF NATURAL VEGETATION IS IN THE AREA?
The lower mountain area is wooded with scrub oak, buck brush, sagebrush, and choke cherry. The upper mountain area has aspens, firs, and lodge pole pines. During the spring and summer, Timber Lakes has an abundance of wildflowers. Wildlife is found throughout Timber Lakes and you can enjoy nature from your doorstep. Hunting is prohibited in Timber Lakes, but excellent hunting opportunities can be found at nearby National Forests.
WHAT ABOUT ELECTRICITY?
The power is located in the road to the lot line of almost every lot in Timber Lakes.
ARE FEES INVOLVED WITH HOOKING UP THE WATER?
Yes. Timber Lakes properties that are not already connected to culinary water, are subject to a connection fee, and also require a water meter for connection to the Timber Lakes Water Special Service District. The hookup and meter costs are subject to change and may vary by location. Together these costs can add up to about $5,000 or more.
ARE GAS AND PHONE LINES INSTALLED?
No. Most residents use propane or wood stoves/pellet stoves for heating. There are no land lines for telephones. Cell phone reliability has improved in recent years, but cell service quality varies depending on carrier and exact location.
IS TIMBER LAKES ZONED FOR HORSES?
Yes, horses are permitted, but cannot be pasture-kept year round.
WHAT KIND OF ROADS ARE THERE?
There are approximately two miles of paved road and over 30 miles of gravel roads. 2-wheel drive cars can navigate the roads in the summer; 4-wheel drive is required in the winter, or whenever snowy conditions are present. There is parking near the front gate year round for property owners.
HOW FAR IS TIMBER LAKES FROM SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH?
Timber Lakes is about an hour from Salt Lake City, Utah.
WHAT ARE THE VIEWS LIKE?
Views vary depending on lot location, elevation, and the density of trees and vegetation. Some lots have wonderful views of Mount Timpanogos and the Wasatch Mountains, while others have splendid views of the Heber Valley. Properties in higher elevations have views of the community common areas. It’s hard to go wrong!
IN WHAT SCHOOL AND FIRE DISTRICT IS THE PROPERTY IN?
Timber Lakes is located in the Wasatch County School district, which includes Old Mill Elementary, Wasatch Junior High, and Wasatch High School.
Timber Lakes has its own volunteer fire station served by the Wasatch County Fire District. The station includes the following equipment:
- GMC Structural/Wildland fire truck
- 1200 gallon tactical wildland water tender
- 4000 gallon AM General water tender
- 2 Wildland fast-attack trucks
WHO DO I CONTACT FOR SALES INFORMATION?
The leading area specialist is Jeff Camp of High Country Properties. Contact us or give us a call at (435) 649-3443. If you are presently working with another agent, please ask him/her to contact us with any questions you may have.
From Salt Lake City, take I-80 East. Exit to US 40 East/189 South. Exit at Heber. In Heber, take Main Street to East Center Street and proceed east, out of town; East Center Street becomes Lake Creek Road. Follow Lake Creek Road, then at Lake Pines Drive, take a slight right, and follow Lake Pines Drive to the gate for Timber Lakes. Please note, Timber Lakes is a private, gated community and public access is restricted to authorized visitors.