American Lake Information


1162 Acres Max. Depth - 90 feet Elev. 235 feet

Fish species include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rock bass, black crappie, yellow perch, brown bullhead catfish, landlocked steelhead, rainbow and cutthroat trout and kokanee.

Prime bass habitat in this clear water lake includes lots of private docks, overhanging brush and a few pad fields.

Public access is provided by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. The large access area has lots of parking space, pit toilets and 2 concrete block boat launching ramps.

How to get there

Traveling south on I-5 south of Tacoma, exit right on Exit # 122. Travel west, across the railroad tracks on Berkley Street for about .5 mile to Portland Ave. Turn left for about another .5 mile to WDFW access area.

By Bob Johansen, Photos Mike Carey and others


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