So much in store for 2024

Message to TMLOA Landowners : Hope everyone is healthy and doing well.

The annual meeting is in a couple of months, the second Saturday, June 8th at 10:00am. It will be held inside the association shed, at the main entry gate on the mountain. Additionally, this year we are reverting back to enjoying potluck refreshments after the meeting. Please bring your favorite dish of food to share with others. The board will provide drinks and sandwiches.

UPDATE: The June 8, 2024, Meeting Agenda is posted under tab “For Members”, under “Meeting Notes” option. Reminder: Proxies need to be submitted prior to the beginning of the annual meeting to the TMLOA Secretary/Treasurer. The proxy and instructions are found under tab “For Members”, under “Rules & Regulations / Proxy” option.

NOTE: We hope to have a new gate installed this spring. The new gate will be accessed with a key fobs and an entry code will no longer used. Additional information to be shared as the installation begins on how to obtain a key fob for access.

Various topics will be discussed at the meeting. Please come early to check in and obtain agenda, voting ballots and other material related to the the topics.

General topics for discussion this year include rent shed availability and cost increase, rentals on the mountain, key fobs for gate entry, THUNDER MOUNTAIN RANCH Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CCRs), and more. An agenda will be posted to this website one month prior to the annual meeting for viewing and preparation.

The mountain is a part of us ALL, please remember to be responsible for family and friends, and their actions. Know and share the rules, speed limits, and appropriate use of common areas. Practice CPR on the mountain – Connect, Protect, and Respect. Be good neighbors and respect others and their property. We have a really good group of people, and we are fortunate to share the mountain and all its beauty and nature. 

On behalf of myself and the board, we wish you all the best in 2024. If you have concerns, please don’t hesitate to call me or any of the board members. Names and contacts are displayed on Board Member tab.


Boyd Ferrin – TMLOA President


TMLOA 2024 invoices are in the process of being issued Payments due June 1, 2024

Landowners are responsible for ensuring their dues are paid in full, even if an invoice is not received.

Contact secretary/treasurer by email at: [email protected] or call/text, 801-668-3037 for invoice. Please include name, property lot, and block number(s) in the email.

The 2024 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. 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 6 years ago or past treasurer 2 years ago. The address where to send checks is on the invoice.

Emails with invoices are from:

Thunder Mountain Landowners Association – TMLOA <[email protected]> or <[email protected]> Check your Spam folder if email is not in your Inbox.

Email [email protected] for invoice or questions on account.


Land Improvements

ACTION: Before starting any improvements, changes, or projects on your lot(s), complete the improvement form found at the following link: Property Improvement Plans AND view all of the information available.

Submit the completed form and attachments (i.e. lot map, proposed improvement, county required paperwork, use permits, etc.) “to BOTH emails below” – A board member(s) will review and provide a response. [email protected] and [email protected].

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 and be sure to follow the guidance from additional links below.

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. For additional information, go to “Important Information” tab, “Property Improvements”.

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 Winter Snow Gate will be opened when the roads begin to dry.

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.



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.

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