We have removed the signup for notices due to the fact that 
Google has limited how many e-mails we can send out.

If you want to be put on the distribution list for Announcement updates 
send an e-mail to requesting that you be added.
Please indicate your name and WLA lot number or address in the e-mail.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Regatta and Potluck Cancelled.

posted Jul 11, 2020, 7:55 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jul 11, 2020, 7:55 PM ]

Association Members,

After carefully considering all options the Regatta Organizers have decided to cancel the Regatta and Potluck this year but are looking forward to 2021.

Thank you

Home and Property Projects

posted Jul 11, 2020, 2:31 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jul 11, 2020, 2:32 PM ]

With the Summer upon us and nowhere else to go many of us are taking on projects around our Island Pond properties. Please be aware there are permits that may be required for any building or shoreline projects that you are contemplating. 

Attached is a poster (got-permits.pdf below) from the N.H. Department of Environmental Services that provides an overview of when permits from DES may be required for construction projects.  This is not an all inclusive list of permits required by the state or town. 

Please review this list and also contact the Town of Washington before any work is started to avoid issues later on. 

       Link to N.H. DES website:


The Town of Washington has a permit process for building, changes, decks, etc. Please contact the town selectmen for their requirements: 
        Phone:  (603) 495-3661
        website:    (has e-mail link)


Deed restrictions exist for all properties within the Washington Lake Estates subdivision. See the document titled WLA Covenants in the Resource Center on the left. If you have any questions please contact a WLA board member. 

Road Maintenance - continuation

posted Jul 11, 2020, 2:24 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jul 11, 2020, 2:24 PM ]

The Town of Washington has repaving Washington Drive. 

The town is planning to work on the shoulders during the rest of July.   In the meantime please be careful when riding or walking on the edge of the road as there are some deep drops (6+ inches in spots).

Please slow down and watch for signage and road crews. 


Notice from the Town of Washington

Washington Drive,

Shoulder work scheduled for mid-July,


Beach Area Rules

posted Jul 11, 2020, 2:16 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jul 11, 2020, 2:19 PM ]

It has come to our attention that these rules are not always being observed. Please read and notify any of your guests or renters who may not be aware.


Please be mindful when using the beach area. Here are a few rules that we would appreciate beach users to follow:

1) Please remove all of your items and trash when you leave. We do not have trash pickup. This includes cigarette/cigar butts.

2) All boats, kayaks, canoes, sail boats, wind surfers, etc should be brought onshore at the boat ramp. 

3) For swimmers safety we do not allow any boating of any kind (powered, paddled, or sailed) in the swimming area or boats (see list in item 2) being pulled up on the beach. Picking up or dropping off people at the swim float is also not allowed. 

4) No fishing from the beach area or from the swim float.

5) The small trash containers in the bath house are ONLY for hygiene products and baby wipes. Do not flush anything down the toilets except toilet paper.

Thank you.

WLA Directory Updated

posted Jul 4, 2020, 5:20 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jul 4, 2020, 5:21 AM ]

The WLA Directory has been updated. It can be found in the Resource Center or by clicking on the links in the Navigation Center onthe left side of the WLA Website.

Please send any updates to the WLA Treasurer.

Thank you and have a happy and safe 4th.

Results from the WLA 2020 Proxy Vote

posted Jul 3, 2020, 7:10 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jul 3, 2020, 9:50 AM ]

The results from this years proxy vote are available in the Resource Center in the 2020 Annual Meeting Documents section. 

Thank you to all who took time to submit their ballot. 

I have moved all the annual meeting minutes from the Annual Meeting Documents sections for the respective years to the WLA Meetings section. Both sections are in the Resource Center section of this website. 

Boating Safety

posted Jun 23, 2020, 4:40 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jun 23, 2020, 5:03 AM ]


Our Lake Association has always tried to balance those who enjoy boating/waterskiing and those who enjoy sailing, kayaking, canoeing and now paddle boarding.  Our Association put out guidelines over 30 years ago and they deserve our consideration now more than ever.  To that end please view the attached map Island Pond Map.pdf with our association voluntary boating guidelines and detailing areas of no wake zones (150 ft from shore) and preferred times for activities like waterskiing/tubing as well as some state requirements.

State websites on boating:


Boat found

posted Jun 17, 2020, 4:56 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jun 17, 2020, 4:56 PM ]

The inflatable boat pictured here was found. 

If this boat belongs to you please contact Sue Boucher via e-mail (click on name).

Everyone please make sure all your boats and floatable items that spend their time near or on the water have your name and/or address written on it.  Thanks.

WLA Annual Meeting: Please read

posted Jun 5, 2020, 6:19 AM by Washington Lake Association

Dear WLA Member,

 Due to the Covid-19 social distancing and 14 day quarantine requirement for all non-residents visiting Washington, N.H.  our June Annual Meeting has been cancelled.  All current Washington Lake Association members are asked to vote by proxy.  Please print and return ASAP.  Proxies must be received before June 27th.  For anyone unable to print the attached proxy, copies will be available at the beach bulletin board. 

Our beach and bathhouse are currently now open however please follow current state guidelines for Social Distancing and Personal Protection.  

Kindly find the following documents and comments for consideration:

 1). Proposed Budget for 2020-2021 ---- No unusual expenditures are foreseen for 2020-2021.

2). 2020-2021 Board Nomination Slate.

3). Proposal to move $2000 to the Capital Reserve Account.  The board of directors in conjunction with last year’s annual meeting discussion on the status/age of WLA owned property (Beach, bath house, dam) is committed to building up our Capital Reserve for unseen events.

4). Proxy

 Questions?  They can be answered by any current board member.  Please visit our website for contact information as well as copies of all documents enclosed.  



John Butcher

President,  Washington Lake Association 

Betty Reilly

posted May 13, 2020, 10:55 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated May 13, 2020, 11:00 PM ]

We are saddened to report that Betty Reilly recently passed away.  Betty and her husband Jim were among the original owners here having bought their lake house when the community was first developed in the 1960’s.  Over the years Betty and Jim were a fixture here at the lake and assisted the association in numerous ways.  Our condolences to their children and grandchildren.

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