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Parks & Recreation

Tacoma Power Parks are available to you and your family for camping, boating, fishing, water skiing, nature watching and day use. Our four parks are located in western Washington on the shores of lakes formed by our hydroelectric dams, which generate clean, renewable energy.

Volunteer camp hosts needed: Do you enjoy the great outdoors and providing excellent customer service? We are looking for volunteer camp hosts at Alder Lake Park’s Group and Elk Plain campground. Get more details on this flier. Please call 360-569-2778 or email parkoffice.lagrande@cityoftacoma.org for more information or to apply.

Current burn ban information: As of April 13, there are no burn bans in place at any of the Tacoma Power Parks.

Updates as of April 13

Mayfield Lake, Mossyrock, and Taidnapam parks:

  • Lewis County is in Phase 3 of Gov. Inslee’s Roadmap to Recovery.
  • Get boat launch and day-use area information on the River Flows/Lake Levels page.
  • Reserve individual campsites up to nine months in advance for dates between May 15 and Sept. 15.
  • If state guidelines allow, we plan to open our group camps and kitchen shelters on May 15. Reservations may open on May 15 for dates between May 15 and June 14. Confirmed reservations are still in place.
  • Playgrounds are open.
  • Kitchen shelters are open on a first-come, first-served basis (limit of 50 people).

 Alder Lake Park, Rocky Point, and Sunny Beach Point:

  • Pierce County is in Phase 2 of Gov. Inslee’s Roadmap to Recovery.
  • Get boat launch and day-use area information on the River Flows/Lake Levels page.
  • Reserve individual campsites up to nine months in advance for dates between May 15 and Sept. 15.
  • We are not accepting reservations for Alder Lake Park group camps at this time. Confirmed reservations are still in place (limit of 15 people from two households). We are evaluating when we will reopen reservations.
  • Playgrounds are open.
  • Kitchen shelters are open on a first-come, first-served basis (limit of 15 people from two households).
  • Rocky Point campground and day-use area are closed.

We continue to monitor the situation and the actions of Washington State Parks.

The parks include:

Alder Lake Park

Park office: 360-569-2778
Reservations: Use our online system or call 833-290-8180

Mayfield Lake Park

Park office: 360-985-2364
Reservations: Use our online system or call 833-290-8180

Mossyrock Park

Park office: 360-983-3900
Reservations: Use our online system or call 833-290-8180

Taidnapam Park

Park office: 360-497-7707
Reservations: Use our online system or call 833-290-8180

Fishing and recreation line for all parks: 888-502-8690

Tacoma Power Parks email: tacomapowerparks@cityoftacoma.org

How to Reserve

To reserve individual campsites, group camps or kitchen shelters at our parks, use our online system or call 833-290-8180. Our reservation system is for Tacoma Power Parks only and is not part of Washington State Parks.

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