The City of Bonney Lake is home to multiple lakes. The two public lakes open to boaters are Lake Tapps and Lake Bonney.
Lake Tapps is a reservoir lying to the North of Bonney Lake; the lake is owned and managed by Cascade Water Alliance. For more information visit www.cascadewater.org.
Lake Tapps Water Levels
Information on water levels in Lake Tapps water is available through the the following websites:
Lake Tapps Planning & Management
Cascade Water Alliance became the owner of Lake Tapps from Puget Sound Energy in 2009. Property owners along Lake Tapps who want to build new improvements or modify existing improvements must obtain a license from Cascade, in addition to any City, County, State, or Federal permits required. For more information contact Cascade at 425-453-0930.
In 2011 a group, including representatives from the City of Bonney Lake, developed a working lake management plan. The plan is available to view online at www.cascadewater.org.
Boat Launches on Lake Tapps
Allan Yorke Park Boat Launch
The City of Bonney Lake operates a boat launch and boat trailer parking at Allan Yorke Park on the south end of Lake Tapps. Kayak and paddle board rentals are available from the Snack Shack (details here).
Boat Launch Notifications
Boat Launch Fees & Resident Pass
Location: 7203 West Tapps Hwy (South end of Lake Tapps)
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
Hours of Operation: 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
When lake is at recreational levels
Parking Areas (Parks page)
Questions? Call the City at 253) 862-8602 Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm
Allan Yorke Park Boat Launch Notifications
Lake Tapps Water Levels
Lake Tapps is a reservoir managed by Cascade Water Alliance - see their website for Recreational Lake Levels and to receive updates.
Boat Launch Closures
The city may temporarily close the boat launch facility without advance notice. No refunds will be given for the temporary or permanent closure of the boat launch facility.
The Allan Yorke Park boat launch is scheduled to be closed on the following dates:
- Wednesdays, July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9 for Tunes @ Tapps concert series
- Friday, August 18, 2017 for Bonney Lake Days
- Saturday, August 19, 2017 for Bonney Lake Days
- Saturday, September [date TBA] until Noon - Labor of Love Triathlon
Boat trailer parking is located in the gravel parking lot off West Tapps Hwy. Passenger vehicles only (no boat trailers) may park in Ball Field #4 (adjacent to the main parking area for Allan Yorke Park).
Boat Launch and Parking Fees
In 2015 the City replaced the bollard system and now charges for parking instead of launches (see Ordinance 1512). During the boating season, the boat launch requires payment of parking fees at the kiosk, or an annual Resident Parking Pass (for residents only).
A fee of $17.00 plus tax is charged per day of boat trailer parking for any vehicle not displaying a valid Resident Parking Pass.
The city may temporarily close the boat launch facility without advance notice. No refunds will be given for the temporary or permanent closure of the boat launch facility. See information on scheduled closures and other notifications.
Resident Parking Passes
Boat Launch parking passes are available for purchase by residents living inside the Bonney Lake City Limits. The pilot program for non-resident annual boat launch passes has expired. See also BLMC 12.12.051.
Passes are available at the Utilities Desk at the Justice & Municipal Center, Suite 250 (9002 Main Street East, Bonney Lake), between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Credit/debit cards are accepted (customers must present photo identification for card payments).