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

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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  • China Bend Closure

    The China Bend Climbing Area is closed until July 15 to protect nesting raptors. More »

  • 2014 Youth Conservation Corps

    Lake Roosevelt NRA is now accepting applications for our 2014 Youth Conservation Corps positions. More »

  • 2014 Spring Prescribed Fire Burning Notice

    Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area may implement up to 3 of the following prescribed fires during the spring of 2014. More »

  • Keller Ferry Campground Under New Management

    Keller Ferry Campground is now managed by Dakota Columbia. Reservations can now be made on-line through Sunrise Reservations. More »

Other Sites

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?

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.