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Lake Tapps Park
1715 - 198th Ave. E.
Bonney Lake, WA 98391

About the Park

This popular swimming and boat launch area is located on the north side of Lake Tapps. A largely undeveloped 80 acre site with approximately 10,000 feet of waterfront access including a sandy swimming area. Lake Tapps North Park offers spectacular views of Mount Rainier to the south and is a great place for kids and adults to swim.

The park has several amenities including:
  • Barbecue grills
  • Beach access
  • Boat ramp
  • Seasonal concession stand
  • Picnic tables
  • Restrooms
  • Trails

Park Hours

The park is open from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. from April through September. No new vehicles allowed to enter the park after 7 p.m. Please note that lake is not at full capacity until mid May.

The park gates and boat launch are closed October through March.

Come early on hot days and weekends. Parking is limited and the gates are closed to vehicles and boats when parking is full.

The park is located at 2002 198th Avenue East, off of 12th Street East in Sumner. Print directions / map to North Lake Tapps Park. 

May 12 -  Upcoming Road Closure near Lake Tapps Park

Crews to prepare Ninth Street East near Lake Tapps Park for summer road closure.  Motorists traveling along Ninth Street East between 190th Avenue East and 198th Avenue East near Lake Tapps Park should expect minor delays on weekdays from May 14 to June 13 as crews prepare the roadway for a summer road closure.

The two-lane road will periodically be reduced to one lane with alternating traffic between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic. The project contractor, SCI Infrastructure LLC, will remove roadside vegetation, and begin work on shoulders and storm drainage structures. Utility companies will relocate overhead lines in May and June, which will also require the roadway to be periodically reduced to one lane with alternating traffic.

To learn more about this project, visit www.piercecountywa.org/9th.

Directions From I-5

  • Take exit 127 (Puyallup / Mt. Rainier) and head east to Highway 512
  • Merge onto WA-167 North towards Seattle
  • Take the Stewart Road / 8th Street East exit toward Pacific / Milton
  • Turn east (right) onto 8th Street East / Stweart Road SW
  • 8th Street East / Stewart Road SW becomes Lake Tapps Parkway East
  • Lake Tapps Parkway East becomes 9th Street East
  • Go approximately one block to entrance of park

From SR 410 in Sumner 
  • Take the 166th Avenue East exit and head north (left) on 166th
  • Stay on Sumner Tapps Highway as it bends east (right) and turns into 16th Street East. Then it will bend north and turn into 182nd Avenue East
  • Turn right on 9th Street East which bends gradually and turns into 12th Street East
  • Turn right on 198th Avenue East and go approximately one block to park entrance

Contact Us

Pierce County Parks Administration Office
9112 Lakewood Dr. SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

Ph: (253) 798-4177
Fx: (253) 582-7461 
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Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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