Lake Tapps Real Estate Information

Lake Tapps is a reservoir found in the central western portion of the state of Washington. Lake Tapps is a man-made body of water, created to satisfy the energy and water needs of the Puget Sound and Tacoma areas. Lake Tapps was built in the year nineteen eleven by the Puget Sound Energy Company, and uses the Dieringer Powerhouse for the production of hydroelectricity. Lake Tapps itself has a surface area of approximately four and a half square miles, with the majority of the area's population concentrated along the scenic shores of the area. The shoreline of Lake Tapps extends for forty five miles, allowing for a considerable amount of development and a good number of high quality houses and residences.

Lake Tapps is noted not only for its scenic beauty but also for the excellent casual and sport fishing opportunities found there. The lake is home to a number of fish species, including tiger musky, rainbow trout, and carp, among others. Lake Tapps is home to some outstanding swimming areas, which are also used for boat launches and just relaxing. The largest recreational area along Lake Tapps is approximately eighty acres in size, including ten thousand feet of waterfront and about three miles of trails. This area was recently the target of a number of improvements such as improved parking areas, a food concession stand, and a boat cleaning area.

Lake Tapps is found in the foothills of the majestic Mount Rainier, affording the houses and condominiums situated along the coastline of the water an incredible view of the largest mountain and volcano in the region. These same buildings offer exceptional nearby facilities, including ball fields, biking, jogging, and walking trails, picnic tables, and boat launches. The history of the community of Lake Tapps stretches back a good one hundred years, and current recreational offerings include swimming, boating, and fishing. Lake Tapps is also within just a short drive of the major cities of Pierce County – Tacoma and Seattle – ensuring that residents of the area enjoy all of the conveniences offered by urban regions.