Alder Lake


Alder Lake, Washington

The Alder Lake real estate market is a limited supply marketplace for lake property in Washington.

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About Alder Lake
Large Lake, Secluded Location

Alder Lake was created following the building of the Alder Dam in 1945. It stretches seven miles as a reservoir of the Nisqually River. Located to the southeast of Tacoma, this lake is placed in a secluded area.

At the far eastern part of Alder Lake is the small town of Elbe. Alder Lake is large enough to cover three counties: Pierce, Thurston, and Lewis.

Alder Lake Park

The lake's largest attraction is the Alder Lake Park, located to the north of the lake and south of Eatonville. This park contains a variety of camping spots and two other large attractions: Rocky Point Campground and Sunny Beach Point.

Rocky Point Campground offers 25 camping locations as well as a free boat launch. Residents can camp traditional style as well as a picnic in the park.

Sunny Beach Point offers a swimming and sunning area and picnicking locations throughout the park, which is available for day-use.


Alder Lake is a hotspot for fishing, with the hottest fishing holes listed on the Tacoma Power website. The lake contains various spots for boat access as well as bank access.

Fish that can be found in the lake include bullhead catfish, rainbow trout, yellow perch, largemouth bass, and more.

Fishing is such a crucial activity to the area that Tacoma Power's wildlife management regulations are in place to sustain it. Two-pole fishing is allowed.

Worth the Travel

While it may not be the easiest to travel to, Lake Alder is worth the trip. The large lake offers seclusion while offering more active guests the opportunity to get outside. Alder Lake Park provides such a variety of things to do; there is something for everybody. From fishing to camping, Lake Alder provides an outdoor experience.