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The Lake & Community

Palmer Lake is a lake community of over 500 properties in a beautiful wooded lake setting.  Situated on the Key Peninsula, just south of Key Center, and adjacent to Joemma Beach State Park, the scenic beauty of the community is breathtaking.


Originally a development for weekend getaways, over the years it has become a community with a substantial number of full-time residents, as the population of the Key Peninsula has grown.


While the streets and roads of Palmer Lake are public and owned by the County, the lake and it's common areas are private, for the use of the residents.  The South Beach, with it's sandy swimming area, swimming docks and platforms is busy during the summer months with kids enjoying the beautiful water.  The North Beach has two fishing docks, and often is the launch location for kayaks, paddle boards and paddle boats.  No motorized boats are allowed, protecting the serenity of the lake.  Both beach areas have restrooms.


Homes in the community range from reasonably priced custom homes to modest modular homes.  The HOA has an architectural committee which provides the required advance review and approval of all development, construction and tree cutting.  The HOA Board of Directors serves under the direction of the Bylaws and Covenants created by the founders and property ownership.


Recent crime statistics show that law enforcement "calls for service" are lower in Palmer Lake than in the surrounding Key Peninsula, and the Key Peninsula has lower "calls for service" than Pierce County in general.