The American Lake Boat Launch is open and daily rates apply. The city is once again accepting applications for seasonal boat launch passes, although due to COVID-19 and the current closure of city facilities, applications will only be accepted via email or mail.
City of Lakewood
Attn: Parks & Recreation
6000 Main St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Please include a copy of your driver’s license if you are applying for the resident discount. Payment may be made with a check or over the phone with a credit card. Call 253-983-7887 to pay over the phone.
Once the application is verified the pass will be mailed to you at the address listed on the application. Incomplete packets may delay the processing of the pass.
Please note: Due to current facility closures to limit the spread of COVID-19, it may take 7-10 days to process applications. There are no refunds or prorated fees. Lost or stolen passes will not be replaced.
Day passes are available from kiosks at the boat launch. These kiosks no longer accept cash, so plan ahead.
In light of COVID-19 there are new rules for how to use the launch.
Launch users must:
- Use social distancing and maintain at least six feet between all people outside your household, whether that’s in the parking lot around cars, on the ramp or the dock.
- Bring and use your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, gloves, and masks.
- If you feel sick, stay home.
- If the launch area is too crowded come back at another time or make alternative plans.