Archived Announcements

What’s this green cotton candy stuff in the lake?

posted Aug 22, 2019, 7:52 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Sep 30, 2019, 7:50 AM ]

WLA Weed Watchers and others have reported seeing strange looking masses floating below water level. 

The NH Lakes organization has released a report about this algae which is attached below.

We encourage you to visit their website and support their efforts in protecting New Hampshire lakes.  

The WLA Weed Watchers are led Bob Graham and he can be reached by sending an e-mail to the Weed Watcher 

2019 Family Fun Day Race Results

posted Aug 22, 2019, 7:36 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Oct 25, 2020, 9:13 AM ]

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's WLA Family Fun Day events. 

The results from the race are attached below. 

2018-2019 Financial Summary - Year End

posted Jul 10, 2019, 7:06 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Dec 5, 2019, 1:38 PM ]

The 2018-2019 Fiscal Year End summary has been posted in the Resource Center. 

Message from the Fire Warden

posted May 3, 2019, 12:22 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Oct 25, 2020, 9:14 AM ]

 Burn Permits are required for all outside fires

Please call 603-495-3030 before kindling an outside fire.


Please go to the town website for contact information for fire wardens

Treasurer Report

posted May 3, 2019, 9:14 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Sep 22, 2019, 7:31 PM ]

The April 30th 2018 financial summary statement is available in the Resource Center  or to access the report directly click here: April 30, 2019 Financial Statement

We appear to be in good shape financially at this point in our fiscal year and I expect to remain in budget as the year progresses. 

Thank you,
Mike Kluk

Ice Out - 2019

posted Apr 16, 2019, 6:57 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Nov 17, 2019, 7:48 PM ]

Ice out happened late last week and the loons appeared as if by magic. 

The dam boards went in this weekend. 

Ice out dates:
  2018 - April 28th
  2017 - April 15th
  2016 - March 13th
  2015 - April 22nd
  2014 - April 23rd ( or some day after this)
  2013 - April 19th
  2012 - March 21st 
  2011 - April 25th
  2010 - April 8th
  2009 - April 12th
  2008 - April 23rd
  2007 - April 27th
  2006 - April 4th
  2005 - April 18th
  2004 - April 19th
  2003 - April 24th
  2002 - April 5th
  2001 - May 1st
  2000 - April 10th

Note from the WLA President

posted Apr 15, 2019, 2:11 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jun 21, 2019, 7:07 AM ]

Association Members,

It looks like Spring has finally arrived in Washington.  While the lake is still mostly ice covered and there is still plenty of snow in the woods, my prediction is that ice out will occur sometime later on this week. Dam boards will go in right after ice out. 

As an FYI New Hampshire Fish and Game is warning hikers and homeowners that Bears are out of hibernation and looking for food.  Last week a large bear was caught on camera roaming Washington Drive so be aware.  

Mark your calendars.  Saturday June 1st is National Trails Day.  Our own little town of Washington (courtesy of the Parks and Recreation and Conservation Committees) is hosting an event with the Monadnock Sunapee Greenway Trail Club. It will be a great opportunity to learn about and explore some of the trails in and around Washington.  Details to follow as we get closer to the event.

And finally, just a reminder that annual dues which cover our association expenses (insurance, dam registration, water testing, beach maintenance, etc) were due April 1st.  Thanks to all of those who have already sent their dues and reminder we need everyone’s support to effectively budget for the upcoming season and maintain our association. If you have not already done so please take a moment and get your check in the mail.  

John Butcher 

Membership form is attached below.

Updated Town Land Use Ordinances

posted Mar 22, 2019, 10:45 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Dec 5, 2019, 1:39 PM ]

The Town of Washington, at the 2019 Town Meeting, passed updates to two Land Use Ordinances. These changes may affect any building plans you may have. 

The two ordinances are:
    501.1 -  when you need to apply for a building permit. 
    300 / 300.1 - off-street parking requirements 

President's note

posted Feb 10, 2019, 1:52 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jun 21, 2019, 7:05 AM ]

Washington Lake Association Members:

Although you could hardly tell from the weather outside today it won’t be long until another great season of swimming and boating on the lake will be with us.  Washington has experienced a pretty normal winter snow wise this year with the official amount to date of 70.75 inches.  March  always seems to be the killer snow month, so we shall see!  The lake is in great shape for the Washington Fire Department’s  Annual Ice Fishing Tournament this coming weekend on all legal ponds in Washington (Feb 16-17th.)  If you get the chance stop up for some fun times and hopefully some big fish.    

Please find enclosed the attached PDF file "2019 WLA Membership Form".  Annual dues are again $75 and are due by April 1st.  Kindly print it out, fill it in with any new contact information, and mail to the address listed.  As has always been the case our budget planning is based on our current paid membership status so your prompt payment helps us plan accordingly for the year ahead.  

Please mark your calendars as we will be holding a Beach and Picnic Area Cleanup day Saturday May 25th (9-11am, Memorial Day Weekend.)  The date of our Annual Meeting and hotdog roast this year is June 29, 2019.

I look forward to seeing everyone and enjoying another great summer season!


With Best Regards,
  John Butcher
  WLA President

2018 Family Fun Day Race Results

posted Aug 28, 2018, 11:59 AM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Jun 21, 2019, 7:05 AM ]

Thanks to all who participated braving the weather. Hopefully you all had fun. 

The results are below

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