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

Lake Level Update – October 10, 2019

Cascade Water Alliance has announced the 2019 Lake Tapps drawdown. As residents can tell, the reservoir is at full recreation levels. No new water will be added and the reservoir will begin to slowly float down (the rate will depend on rainfall). Residents should watch levels and remove their boats from the water at the latest by mid-October.

To allow Pierce County to do upgrades to its bulkhead at North Tapps Park, Cascade will actively lower the reservoir level in early November to an approximate elevation of 538 feet, where the reservoir will stay until Dec. 26. Then the level will drop quickly to about elevation 535’ for the park project work, which should take about six weeks. The 2020 fill is anticipated to begin in mid-February.

If residents are planning work on their property, this is a good time to obtain the appropriate, required permits and a Cascade license prior to beginning any work. Further, residents should keep in mind as they do work on their property, especially bulkheads, that Cascade has the authority to raise reservoir levels to elevation 543’ under current water rights, so any new or modified bulkheads should be built to at least elevation 544’. Cascade raises the reservoir to 543’ once a year for a day or so as a reminder.

For more information about Cascade and Lake Tapps visit www.cascadewater.org and for information regarding licenses for project work visit http://cascadewater.org/lake_tapps_licenses_and_permits.php