American Lake

A well-stocked lake just west of Lakewood that's great for fishing and sea kayaking, or maybe both. Visit one of the parks on the lake's shore—American Lake Park, Harry Todd Park, and Shoreline Park. It's also home to our Tacoma Branch's on the lake sea kayaking class in spring.

launch points

INFORMATION for leaders

Scheduling & Permits

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to the default party size. The maximum party size is for use by course field trips only, and includes both students and instructors. Group size maximums do not reflect how course field trips are run (in smaller groups of students and instructors), but allow for course leaders to register the course in our system.
  • If you are scheduling a course field trip, please contact our Member Services Team to confirm the field trip and any permitting regulations.
  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak II
  • Land Manager: American Lake
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 100
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
9222 Veterans Drive SW, Lakewood, WA 98498
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  • American Lake Park
  • Harry Todd Park
  • Shoreline Park

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