american lake lakewoodLocated in Lakewood and JBLM, American Lake is 1,125 acres in size and offers a ton of opportunity for outdoor fun this summer! Whether you’re interested in one of the beautiful homes that sits lakeside or looking for a relaxing way to spend a weekend with friends and family, American Lake’s amenities are vast and varied.

Two public parks rest on the lake’s shore—American Lake North Park & Marina and Harry Todd Park. Between the two parks, there’s beaches, picnic tables and shelters, a playground, public boat launches, a fishing pier, a baseball field, basketball courts and tennis courts. On sunny summer days, there’s boats out on the lake with people tubing, water skiing or fishing (more details about fishing on American Lake here!). The lake is stocked with all kinds of trout, bass, perch and salmon, perfect for throwing in a line from a boat or the shore. Sailing is also a popular sport in the area, and there’s even a sailing club (the ALSC) that meets on the lake.

“My inlaws love living on American Lake,” says Pierce County Real Estate Agent Karrie Griffin Betts. “It’s always fun to take the kids wakeboarding, inner tubing, then walking down to the club for a burger. There’s no better way to spend a summer day!”

tacoma country and golf clubThere’s also plenty of opportunity for golfing along the beautiful shores of American Lake! The American Lake Veterans Golf Course is a course dedicated to offering the benefits of golf to active duty, retired military personnel and their guests. A beautiful golf course is also located at the Tacoma Country & Golf Club as well, a club that sits right on the lake and offers its members an immaculately sprawling golf course, swimming pools, dining facilities and more.


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