Did you know that some of our most popular recreation spots were created by dams built by Tacoma Power?
Mayfield Dam is a sight worth seeing, on its own.
Mayfield Lake is on Beach Road, off of Highway 12. Go about 17 miles east on Hwy 12 after getting off of I-5 Exit 68.
In addition to the Cowlitz River, water from the Tilton River also contributes to Mayfield Lake. The dam and its related structures and turbines can provide 162 megawatts of power.
Mayfield Dam provides electicity to nearly 58,000 homes each year!
Public boat ramps and campgrounds are located at Mayfield Lake Park and Ike Kinswa State Park, which is mostly located on Tacoma Power property.
Several privately run recreational areas operate with permits from Tacoma Power.
Under certain situations, permits are issued to neighboring property owners who wish to have a boat dock on the lake and meet the conditions of the permit.
Click here to get more information about camping and facilities at Mayfield Lake.
Click here to get information about Ike Kinswa State Park, near Silver Creek.