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Russell Landing Marina in Tacoma, Washington State
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Geographical Address

Duty Station (or best approximation)
Public Address
8981 American Lake Ave, Tacoma, WA 98433, United States

Contact Info

+1 (253)967-2510 | Base operator: +1 (253) 967-1110
Operating Hours
Open May 1 to September 30. | Monday Closed Tuesday Closed Wednesday 9:00am-5:30pm Thursday 9:00am-5:30pm Friday 9:00am-5:30pm Saturday 9:00am-5:30pm Sunday 9:00am-5:30pm

The Russell Landing Marina reopening has been delayed until May 1. Patrons will still be able to moor their boats in April. Please call 253-967-7744 (prior to May 1) for assistance in getting a slip. Rental operation resumes May 1.

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Rent a boat to enjoy a day on American Lake or rent a pavilion for a unit or family picnic. Moorage and dry storage slips are available if you own a boat, and we have a great selection of bait and tackle. We're also able to host a number of special events - ask us about what's coming soon! Now available to rent at Russell Landing, jet skis!

Everything you need for a day out on the water. Fishing poles, bait & tackle, refreshments, snacks. Have your own boat? The boat launch fee is $5.

For information on moorage payments please call us.

Shoreline Park and Russell Landing Pavillion rental information can be found below.

Boat, Kayak, Jet Ski & Pavilion Rentals

Boat/Kayak/Jet Ski/SUP Rentals

Russell Landing Rentals
Equipment 2hrs 4hrs 8hrs
16-ft Motorboat (6 adults max) $35 $65 $90
Pontoon (black) 8 adults max $100 $190 $325
Pontoon (blue) 10 adults max $125 $235 $375
Pontoon (red) 10 adults max $125 $235 $375
2017 Jet Ski (2 adults max) 452lb $90 $140 $210
2018 Jet Ski (3 adults max) 600lb $110 $160 $230
Single Kayak $20 $35 $50
Double Kayak/Fishing Kayak $25 $40 $60
SUP $25 $40 $60
Tube $10 $20 $30
Sailboat (4 adults max) $35 $45 $60
Lowe/tube (blue) $110 $215 $375

Prices do not include gas ($5/gal at Russell Landing). Rentals are due back by 5 p.m. Motorboats, pontoons and jet skis may be reserved in advance.

Boating Requirements You must have a Washington State Boater Education ID card or equivalent in order to rent a pontoon, jet ski or motorboat. All boats come with appropriate safety equipment — life jackets, flotation cushion, oars or paddles, anchor, motor shut-off key and instructions on boating operations. You must return all equipment at the completion of your rental. To obtain a Washington State Boater Education ID card, visit boatus.org/washington, register and complete the exam. Upon completion, print out the certificate and bring it or your permanent boater card to the office when you rent a watercraft. All patrons renting a motorized boat or jet ski are required to purchase fuel consumed upon the return of the boat/jet ski.

Paddling For paddling (canoe, kayak and SUPS), please take the required free paddle sports safety course at https://www.boaterexam.com/paddling/

Reservation cancellations Reservation cancellations or alterations, outside of 72 hours prior to rental, will be charged $10 cancellation change fee for each reservation. Inside 72 hours, patron will forfeit the deposit that was taken to hold the item.

Pavilion Rentals
Reservations are required for all covered pavilions; a 72-hour cancellation or reschedule notice is required for a full refund less the $10 administrative fee. A $25 refundable deposit will be returned if the facility is clean, trash is removed and tables are in their original positions

Russell Landing Pavilions Tall Firs Small $85 Approximately 75 people. Facility sits directly behind Marina and Tall Firs Large. Tall Firs Large $105 Approximately 150 people. Facility sits directly behind Marina. Summer Cove $65 Approximately 20 people. Facility sits next to a playground and beach. Pavilion-Map-1.jpg

Shoreline Park Pavilions

Lakeview - Bldg 8271 $105 Approximately 150 people. Facility left of entrance. North Shore $65 Approximately 40 people. Facility sits above the water on stilts. Sunrise – Bldg. 8273 $105 Approximately 150 people. Facility at the far-end of park on bluff. Pavilion-Map-2.jpg


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