American Lake

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American Lake seen from the grounds of Thornewood.

American Lake is located in Lakewood, Washington and Joint Base Lewis-McChord. There are two public parks on the large lake: American Lake North Park & Marina, and Harry Todd Park. Both have lakeside beaches for swimming, fishing, or picnicking. The first also features a boat launching area; the latter has tennis courts.[1] Fishing is a popular activity at American Lake, with cutthroat trout, largemouth bass, rainbow trout, rock bass, smallmouth bass, Sockeye salmon (kokanee) and yellow perch the most sought-after game fish. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife regularly monitors the health of the fishery and stocks favored species regularly.[2]


Coordinates: 47°07′48″N 122°34′01″W / 47.130°N 122.567°W / 47.130; -122.567