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

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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  • Campground Campfire Ban Lifted

    Effective immediately, campfires are allowed in established fire rings in campgrounds and day-use areas throughout Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. Lakebed fires and other forms of open flame, like tiki torches, are still prohibited. More »

Fort Spokane Traveling Trunk

3rd-9th Grades

Explores why the fort was established by the military, why and how it was subsequently used as an Indian Boarding School and later a tuberculosis hospital. The trunk includes a teacher guide with lessons and information, several DVDs, books, historical photos, replica artifacts, replica military uniforms and more. Can be used before or after your class visits the Fort Spokane site.

Fill out our reservation form to borrow this trunk or contact our education specialist for more information.

Did You Know?

fire fighter looking at a stand of ponderosas that have become a wildfire danger

Fire is a natural part of Lake Roosevelt's dry forest and desert environment. Park fire fighters, to protect nearby landowners, manage the forest by extinguishing any wildfire, as well as thin, pile up, and burn excess vegetation in winter. Prescribed fires may be lit to burn what is left.