• The calm, inviting waters of the Spokane Arm. Photo Credit: NPS\LARO\John Salisbury

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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Fort Spokane: Duty, Discipline, Diversion

Soldier reenactors in profile. Image Credit: NPS Photo

Soldier reenactors in profile

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Program Overview:
A hands-on exploration of what life was like at the fort for both soldiers and students. Groups rotate through three different programs: Military Post, Indian Boarding School, and Baseball! The program includes a teacher guide, pre-visit classroom lessons, ranger-conducted and self-guided lesson activities while visiting Fort Spokane, and post-visit materials. Teacher and adult involvement is high in this program.

Pre-Visit Preparation:
The movie "Fort Spokane Frontier Outpost to Indian Boarding School" will be sent to you two weeks prior to your scheduled program. Return it to the park on your visit. You might also consider borrowing the Fort Spokane traveling trunk to prepare your students for this program. See the traveling trunks pages for more information.

EALR 1 1.1.1 Understands the key ideals of unity and diversity.

Grade: 3rd-8th
Chaperone Ratio:
1:5
Group Size:
Minimum: 10, Maximum: 90
Program Length:
4 hours and 15 minutes
Program Times:
9:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 9:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m., 9:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Program Dates:
September-October and May-June

Fill out our reservation form to arrange a program or contact our education specialist for more information.

Did You Know?

Construction equipment for clearing the lakebed

When the Grand Coulee Dam was finished and the lake filled, 11 towns were submerged. Every structure was cleared or burned. Soon, the rising waters covered the forlorn concrete foundations with water and darkness. Some towns died, others were built above the new lake, replacing what was lost.