• 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 Established at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

    In accordance with the 36 CFR §1.5(a)(1), Superintendent Dan Foster has established a restriction for campfires on the exposed lakebed. Campfires in park-provided fire grates at developed campgrounds are allowed. More »

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?

Park ranger patrolling the shoreline

A common rumor at Lake Roosevelt is that the National Park Service controls the lake level. This is not true. The lake level is controlled by Bureau of Reclamation computers that optimize lake levels for only five things: flood control, power production, irrigation, dam repairs, and salmon runs.