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


The two Entrance Sign options below are being considered by the Tapps Island Board of Directors to replace the current sign. Please email your comments about these two options to the office at office@tappsisland.net.

Lake Level Update – September 17, 2019

Cascade announced today the schedule for Lake Tapps reservoir levels between now and next spring.  As residents can tell, the reservoir is at full recreation levels, and no new water will be added. Therefore, the reservoir will begin to slowly float down.  Residents should watch levels and remove their boats from the water according to levels in their area, and certainly by the end of September.

Cascade  will actively drop levels on or about Nov. 1st to an approximate elevation of 540 feet, where the reservoir will stay until Dec. 26.  Then the level will drop quickly to about elevation 537 or 538 to allow Pierce County to do upgrades to its bulkhead at North Tapps Park.

The park project should take about six weeks, and the 2020 fill is anticipated to begin in mid-February.  This should be a reminder to all residents that if they choose to do 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 can raise reservoir levels to elevation 543 feet under current water rights, so any new or modified bulkheads should be built to at least elevation 544 feet.   Issues concerning waves, noise and other boat related issues should be referred to Pierce County.