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

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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  • Fire Restrictions Now Include All Open Flame

    Due to extreme conditions, all fires at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area are prohibited effective August 1, 2014, until further notice. No open flames are permitted. This includes but is not limited to wood fires, charcoal fires, and tiki torches More »

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Fort Spokane Self-Guided Field Trips

Fort Spokane Grounds - Late Spring

Fort Spokane grounds in the late Spring.

C. Hanson/NPS

Program Overview:
Explore the Fort Spokane grounds on your own. Walk the Sentinel Trail and look over the grounds from the bluff above. Visit the Guardhouse and exhibits during the summer. During the school year, the Guardhouse can be opened upon request dependent on staff availability.

To make a reservation complete the self-guided reservation request form and submit it to the park's edcuation specialist.

Contact our education specialist for more information.

Grade: All
Chaperone Ratio: 1:10
Group Size: Minimum: None, Maximum: 100
Program Times: Varies by season.
Program Length: Allow at least 1.5 hours.






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.