Imagine a crystal clear series of ponds that flow one to the next, reflecting the soaring pines and passing clouds. Some are small and quaint, others beckon a paddle board or fishing lure. This is Paintbrush Lake, inspired by Washington’s sparkling mountain glacial lakes and named for the “Indian Paintbrush”, a stunning red and orange wildflower that peacefully sways on the mountain breeze. Blooming each June the flower celebrates the return of summer and long languid days
a new aquatic idyll
It makes you wonder
The lake shore is elegantly framed by native, towering Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir, sheltering stunning seasonal mountain wildflower meadows. The wildflowers are abundant for exploration with Indian Paintbrush, Glacier Lily, Lupine, Flax, Yarrow, Oregon Grape, and Blanket Flowers all blooming throughout the season.
Never a dull moment
Every day at Paintbrush Lake can be as different as it is invigorating. There is beach and dock access to launch paddleboards and kayaks to enjoy the day. Rainbow trout stocked for a readily cast, perfect for our family’s young members learning how to reel in their first catch. A quaint path known as “Lupine Trail”, links all owners in the community to lakes and meadows for endless adventure and exploration. Bliss is often found in the morning run, mountain bike ride, the family canine stroll or hike to summit Mt. Baldy trail at 5,800 ft. with views above it all.
out & about
with our outfitters
Summer season programming and activities include SUP Yoga, Fly Fishing and Bird Identification classes with Troutwater Outfitters guide service. Trade in those trail shoes for snowshoes and Nordic skis as the winter season arrives with fresh tracks or groomed trails where the discoveries are endless. Tumble Creek Club provides your Outdoor Pursuits outfitter to personally guide all the fun with this great community.
Trout Fly Fishing | Paddle board | Kayak/paddle boat | Beach and dock access | SUP YOGA | Wildflower ID excursions | Bird Identification | Fly Fishing | Moonlight snow shoe | Groomed Nordic ski trail