• 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 »

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St. Paul's Mission - June 2011

St. Paul's Mission at Mission Point.

C. Brauner/NPS

Program Overview:
Discover the many stories of Lake Roosevelt and the Upper Columbia. Walk the ruins of old Kettle Falls. Visit Mission Point and gaze across the waters that submerged Fort Colvile. Explore landscapes shaped by rivers, glaciers, wind, and floods. E-mail our education specialist for more information or reserve a site today.

Grade: All
Chaperone Ratio: 1:10
Group Size: Minimum: None Maximum: Varies
Program Times: Varies.
Program Length: Varies.


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.