• 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 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?

Wild hyacinth is also known as the douglas brodaia

The pretty violet flowers of this wild hyacinth grows at Lake Roosevelt. An important food source, its small but sweet onion bulb is still popular. Covered by a fibrous netting called a corm net, excavated and carbon dated corm nets established that people lived at Kettle Falls 9,500 years ago.