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Message to TMLOA Landowners :

Hi all, we hope you are doing well. We look forward to seeing you on the mountain in a couple of weeks. We will have our annual meeting June 10th at 10:00, at the association shed. Light refreshments will be served. We will discuss matters of importance to each of us at the meeting, so please come. Come a little early to check in and bring your own chairs.

One of the problems we see more and more is the rental of property on commonly used vacation sites. As you may or may not know, our covenants do not allow short-term or long-term rentals. The property is to be used by our association members and their family or friends.

Please remember, you are responsible for your family or friends, and their actions. Please let them know the rules, speed limits, and what is appropriate use of common areas. Please be good neighbors and respect others and their property. We have a really good group of people, and we are fortunate to be able to be part of the mountain. Respect others and their property.

We wish you all the best, if you have concerns, please don’t hesitate to call me or any of the board members. Names and contacts displayed on Board Member tab.


Boyd Ferrin – TMLOA President


Association Member Dues

TMLOA 2023 invoices have been issued for 2023 Dues – Payments due June 1, 2023

Landowners are responsible for ensuring their dues are paid in full even if an invoice is received or not. Contact [email protected] for invoice or any questions. Please include name and property lot and block numbers in the email. The 2023 dues, and future dues, are $175, per lot, per year.

Payment can be made online using the link in the email. Pay with your checking account, debit, or credit card. Check your Spam folder if email is not in your Inbox. Others, without an email will receive the invoice by postal service. Be sure to update your bank account information if sending a check. Some checks are still going to the address of the secretary from 5 years ago. The address where checks should be mailed is on the invoice.

Emails with invoices are from:

Thunder Mountain Landowners Association – TMLOA <[email protected]> or <[email protected]> Email [email protected] for invoice or questions on account.

BIG THANKS to those who have paid timely and have provided email addresses!


Land Improvements

REMINDER: Submit Property Improvement Plans, before starting any projects

Bannock County and Code Enforcement regulations apply, in addition to THUNDER MOUNTAIN RANCH Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CCRs), see For Members tab, Rules & Regulations / Proxy

“Be Good Neighbors” – ANY and ALL improvements require board approval. Improvements are defined as: cutting roads or trailer pads, updating newly purchased land or buildings from previous owners, clearing land or trees, removing or installing fences, etc. Do it right the first time.

Go to “Important Information” tab, “Property Improvements”, for more information. Send documents and information to: [email protected]. Board members will review and provide a response.

Contact Rick Brown at 801-648-4952 for assistance to complete paperwork and answer questions before, during, and after projects.



Association members, and families or friends of association members, the gate and roads are open. The Winter Snow Gate has been opened. Please enjoy your stay, be aware of speed limits, be safe, and respect the mountain and others. No fireworks are allowed on the mountain. Please maintain a speed limit of 20 mph, at all times, on all roads.


The Spring is running and the water is treated but not tested. Tests are expected to be completed and shared approximately June 6th, 2023.


NO FIREWORKS & NO OFF ROAD USE on the mountain in common areas or across other landowner properties!!!!! ALL motorized vehicles, during summer and winter, are to be used on established and maintained roads of THUNDER MOUNTAIN RANCH.


What is TMLOA – Thunder Mountain Land Owner Association?   It is wonderful retreat nestled in the mountains above Lava Hot Springs. Membership is required. There are an estimated 319 lots.  Entry, stay, and camping is restricted to association members’ sites only, with trailers, and cabins, most commonly seen. Membership association dues are $175.00, per lot, for the 2023 year, and will be $175 future years.

A gate to Thunder Mountain allows association members, enter with a code, to provide a little more security than other places. All roads are gravel with maintenance overseen in spring and summer months.  Water is obtained from a spring for use by association members only. There is a metal shed at the entry where landowner meetings are held. When available, there is space inside for association members to rent.

Spring and summer has a lot of activity on the mountain.  Wild animals are a common sight. Fall is gorgeous with the beautiful colors of autumn leaves. On a crisp winter day a land owner could view the wonder of nature while covered with snow.

Lava Hot Springs is a quaint little town in southeast Idaho, north of TMLOA, with a grocery store, restaurants, hardware, swimming pool, and of course what Lava is famous for, the natural hot pots.

Page Last Updated: 05/262023