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Beautiful, clear lake

I use the VA here at American Lake, WA. Our meditation groups met last summer by this lovely lake... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anikka J
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Beautiful and tranquil

American Lake is one of the prettiest places I have visited. I love paddle boarding on this lake. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
annabellshell
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I use the VA here at American Lake, WA. Our meditation groups met last summer by this lovely lake. So peaceful and amazing to spend time at American Lake... truly a blessed place

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Anikka J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

American Lake is one of the prettiest places I have visited. I love paddle boarding on this lake. I love seeing the eagles swoop down in front of me to catch fish. On a clear day you can see beautiful Mt Rainier.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 13, 2019

We had a family picnic for Mother's Day at this small park. It was a perfect setting for the family. Restrooms are primitive but functioning with warm water-bring your own hand towels and soap! The grassy areas were clean & neat and the beach gave...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

Several years back this park was redone and is very nice for family gatherings or just a fun day at the beach. Can get quite crowded on really nice weekend days but lovely on a nice summer evening. Boat launch is very well designed and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

A beautiful place to spend some quiet time. Nice beach, not so much traffic. Picnic area's and play grounds . I've been going there my whole life.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

The lake is beautiful but people are sketchy. While enjoying our day our 3 year old was saying hi to a group of kids who then began yelling, “Kill him! He’s white! Kill him!” Seriously? Who says that about a toddler? Way to raise psychopaths.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Well it’s L A K E W O O D so you know there are lakes here and this one is the biggest, deepest and clearest of them all. It even has its own island. The Lakes District area is beautiful and abounds with outdoor...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

A great spot for families. Available to military and civilians. Great trout fishing location. Better when it's warm but a nice place for fishing.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

My daughter had her wedding at American Lake. It was first class service from the first contact until the last dance. The staff at American Lake are outstanding! The location is better than any other location in the entire Seattle/Tacoma area. The food was beyond...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

During the rare times we get a hot sunny day, this is a nice place to visit ... early in the day or late afternoon. Visiting during the middle of the day is another story, and it's not for the better. Interestingly, I don't seem...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Rice S
June 13, 2019|
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Response from gayleglg32 | Reviewed this property |
I saw 3 people bring in propane BQ grills when we visited and no signs that said no!
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