Explore Tapps Island

Welcome to our beautiful recreational community Tapps Island, nestled on the shores of Lake Tapps, at the foot of Mount Rainier. Our highly rated Golf Course offers stunning views of the lake and mountain, while our families enjoy the many unique amenities Tapps Island has to offer.


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amazing Tapps

island amenities

14 Acre Park with Trail, Soccer/Softball Field

Grass Play Areas & Playground

Swimming Beach & Picnic Areas (also for rent)

Outdoor Heated Pool (Summer Months)

Public Restaurant and Golf Course

Docks and Private Boat Launch

Two Tennis Courts

Four Pickleball Courts

Mini Basketball Court

Private Roads with Bike Lanes

Community Water System


Another successful tourney, led by Paul and Kelly Wilson, was held on Friday, August 9th. We’re excited that over $6,000 was raised!  Because of you, and along with matching funds from Tapps Island Association, we are able to continue with drainage improvements to our Golf Course.

THANK YOU to EVERYONE for your generous donations and support!!

Check out some great photos below of this tourney, taken by Janice Thomas.

Lake Levels

It is that time of year again, and, although Cascade is putting every available drop of water allowed to us by the state, it may appear in some areas that the reservoir is lower than residents would like.  However, we are at elevation 542.25 today, which is still far above the 541.5 foot minimum summer recreational levels. Cascade is taking all the allowable water from the White River that we can and we have crews working 24/7 to do so.

Fall Drawdown

Cascade Water Alliance will be keeping the Lake Tapps Reservoir full through early to mid-October.  The reservoir will slowly float down to about 540 feet by the end of October, and remain there through the end of the year.  After Dec. 26, however, Cascade will bring the reservoir down quickly to about elevation 535 to 537 feet to allow Pierce County Parks to replace its retaining wall at North Lake Tapps Park.  It is expected that this project will be completed by the middle of February, when Cascade will begin its spring refill of the reservoir. Full recreational level should be reached, weather dependent, by April 15 as per agreements with the Lake Tapps Community Council.