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Reservations & Fees

New year, new easy-to-use Tacoma Power Parks reservation system!

We have a new website and phone number for reserving campsites, group camps and kitchen shelters at any of our four parks: Alder Lake, Mayfield Lake, Mossyrock and Taidnapam. Tacoma Power Parks no longer share the Washington State Parks’ reservation system. Reservations already booked for 2019 will automatically be transferred to the new system. Additionally, we have updated our cancellation policy (find it below).

 Reserve campsites at Tacoma Power Parks:

Or call (833) 290-8180 between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily.

Reserve up to nine months in advance for dates between May 15 and Sept. 15.

Get the latest burn ban updates.

 Learn more about reserving:

No reservation?
Available individual campsites that have not been reserved are available for one-night "walk-in" stays between May 15 and Sept. 15.
  
Get up-to-date info on boat launches and lake levels, or call (888) 502-8690 for recorded info.
 
 

Camping Fees


2019 Fees
Alder Lake Park  
Water/electric/sewer hookups $37
Water/electric hookups $35
Tent sites $25
Mayfield Lake Park  
Water/electric hookups $35
Waterfront, water/electric hookups (Sites 42-55)  $39
Group camp (Entire area - 12 sites) $215
Mossyrock Park  
Water/electric hookups $35
Electric hookup (Only in group sites) $30
No hookups $28
Walk-in and S’mores Loop sites $22
Primitive group camp (Entire area - 10 sites) $200
Taidnapam Park  
Water/electric/sewer hookups $37
Water/electric hookups $35
Walk-in sites $22
Group camp with hookups (Entire area - 22 sites) $730
Primitive group camp (Entire area - 12 sites) $200 

Extra vehicles at all Tacoma Power Parks - Only one vehicle is included in the camping fee. Additional or unattended vehicles, unless towed, cost $10 each per night. At Mossyrock Park, an extra RV is $25. 

 $10/$25 


Reservation fees
We charge an administration fee in addition to your campsite costs for individual and group campsites:
  • $8 when booking online
  • $10 when booking by phone

Discounts
We offer $5 per night discounts to people who:

  • Are 62 years old or more
  • Have a disability parking placard
  • Have a Washington State Parks disability or disabled veteran pass

You must occupy the campsite and show proof of eligibility to receive the discount.

Refunds
If you paid with a:

  • Credit card, we will ask for your card number to credit the same account.
  • Check or money order, we will mail you a check from the City of Tacoma
Day-use and boat launching
  • $5 day-use parking - Weekends and holidays between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends
  • Discover Pass not needed to access Tacoma Power's parks, boat launches, day-use areas or wildlife lands

Changes and Cancellations

Individual sites and group camps

 Cancelling or reducing the number of nights in your reservation:

The longer you’ve held a reservation, the more it costs to cancel or reduce your stay.

7 days or more before your arrival date, you’ll pay:

  • 30% of the cost of all cancelled nights for reservations held more than 4 months
  • 20% for reservations held 2-4 months
  • 10% for 1-2 months (none for less than one month)

There will also be a charge of $8 online or $10 when you call (833) 290-8180.

6 days or fewer before your arrival date, you’ll pay the first night’s fee plus:

  • 30% of the cost of all cancelled nights for reservations held more than 4 months
  • 20% for reservations held 2-4 months
  • 10% for 1-2 months (none for less than one month)

There will also be a charge of $8 online or $10 when you call (833) 290-8180.

Changing your reservation without a reduction in nights

The following fees apply for reservation changes:

  • Extend your stay in the original site reserved with no additional change fee.
  • If you change your reservation without a reduction in nights, you’ll be charged $8 online or $10 at (833) 290-8180.
  • If space allows, you may change sites at check-in without a change fee.

Missed reservations

  • We will consider your reservation a no-show if you have not arrived, requested that the park hold your site or cancelled your reservation by 1 p.m. the day after your scheduled arrival day.
  • There are no refunds in no-show situations.

Kitchen shelters

Cancelling your reservation
The longer you’ve held a reservation, the more it costs to cancel your stay.

7 days or more before your arrival date, you’ll pay:

  • 30% of the cost of the kitchen shelter fee for reservations held more than 4 months
  • 20% for reservations held 2-4 months
  • 10% for 1-2 months (none for less than one month)

There will also be a charge of $8 online or $10 when you call (833) 290-8180.

6 or fewer days before your arrival date, you’ll pay for one day's use of the facility.

Changing the date of your reservation
The longer you’ve held a reservation, the more it costs to change your arrival date.

7 days or more before your arrival date, you’ll pay:

  • 30% of the cost of the kitchen shelter fee for reservations held more than 4 months
  • 20% for reservations held 2-4 months
  • 10% for 1-2 months (none for less than one month)

There will also be a charge of $8 online or $10 when you call (833) 290-8180.

6 or fewer days before your arrival date, you’ll pay for one day's use of the facility.

Check-in and More

Check-in, day-use hours and park closures

  • Campground check-in begins at 2:30 p.m. Check out is at 1 p.m.
  • Day-use visitors may use the boat launch and picnic areas between 8 a.m. and dusk.
  • Parks are closed between Dec. 20 and Jan. 1. Camping at Mayfield Lake Park is closed between Oct. 16 and April 14.

Registration

  • Please register at the park when you arrive to secure your site, pay extra vehicle fees or confirm discounts.
  • Bring your confirmation letter to speed up the registration process.
  • If we’ve closed the gate for the day, please open the gate and then close it after you have entered the park. You may register the next morning.

Eight people total
We allow up to eight people to occupy each campsite.

High-demand holiday weekends

You must reserve and pay for two consecutive nights on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends.

View our rules or download our Rules Brochure.

Contacts
Email Tacoma Power Parks
Fishing and Recreation Line: (888) 502-8690
Reservations: (833) 290-8180