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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.

Tacoma Power Parks – COVID-19 Update
Tacoma Power Parks are following the guidance provided by the governor and public health officials in responding to COVID-19. We recognize that this is a stressful time for many, and want to reassure you that your health, as well as the health of our employees and community members, remains a top priority.

Updates as of Aug. 3

Individual campsites, and individual campsite reservations, are open at all four Tacoma Power Parks. Sites that have not been reserved in advance will be available to walk-in campers for one-night stays on a first-come, first-served basis.

All Tacoma Power boat launches (except Rocky Point), wildlife lands, the Peterman Hill Trail, and day-use areas (except Rocky Point) are open. Restroom facilities are available at the boat launches and day-use areas. Shoreline and boat camping is open in Lewis County, including at the Blue Creek boat launch. A Discover Pass is not required on Tacoma Power property, parks, or lands.

Visitors are asked to follow the safety recommendations of Gov. Inslee’s Safe Start Washington guidelines and public health officials. We request that visitors wear face coverings in accordance with the statewide mandate from the Washington State Secretary of Health. We also encourage visitors to practice physical distancing and bring their own hand sanitizer.

Mayfield Lake, Mossyrock, and Taidnapam parks:

  • Lewis County is in Phase 3.
  • Playgrounds are open.
  • Mossyrock Park day-use area notice: When day-use parking is full, additional visitors will be turned away until parking spaces become available. FYI – this occurs more often on weekends and hot days.
  • Kitchen shelters are closed until further notice. Kitchen shelter reservations will be cancelled for the remainder of 2020. Customers will be refunded and do not need to take any action.
  • Group camp reservations will be cancelled for the remainder of 2020. Customers will be refunded and do not need to take any action.
  • We are not accepting new kitchen shelter or group camp reservations for the remainder of 2020.

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

  • Pierce County is in Phase 2.
  • Alder Lake Park day-use area notice: When day-use parking is full, additional visitors will be turned away until parking spaces become available. FYI – this occurs more often on hot days.
  • The Rocky Point day-use area and boat launch are closed.
  • The day-use kitchen shelters and playgrounds are closed until further notice.
  • Group camp reservations will be cancelled for the remainder of 2020. Customers will be refunded and do not need to take any action.
  • We are not accepting new group camp reservations for the remainder of 2020.

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

To ease the cost of cancelling during COVID-19:

For those who cancel a reservation held a month or longer, we are waiving the percentage charged for the amount of time a camper has held a reservation.

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

Current burn ban information: As of July 28, 2020, campfires are allowed within designated fire rings at all Tacoma Power Parks, but briquette use is not allowed by order of the State.

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.

General Parks Information

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