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

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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  • Campground Campfire Ban Lifted

    Effective immediately, campfires are allowed in established fire rings in campgrounds and day-use areas throughout Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. Lakebed fires and other forms of open flame, like tiki torches, are still prohibited. More »

Plan A Field Trip

Welcome to Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area's Parks as Classrooms Education Opportunities. The recreation area protects some outstanding natural and cultural features. With such diverse resources, Lake Roosevelt has a lot to offer educators. Parks As Classrooms programs can be timed to introduce concepts, reinforce understanding, or stimulate culminating projects within a teaching unit. All programs are designed to help teachers meet Washington State Grade Level Expectations and the Essential Academic Learning Requirements.

Education programs in the park feature authentic learning that actively engage students and teachers with the park. Education programs at your school feature a ranger-conducted curriculum-based education program in your classroom or school. Enhance your student's understanding of the National Parks, the environment and local history with hard to find props and materials by borrowing a traveling Trunk or kit! All programs and materials are aligned with state and national education standards.

Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, so don't delay in making your reservation. There is no charge for education programs. Traveling trunks are shipped or delivered at our expense, you just pay for the return. Reservations are required and may be made up to a year in advance. Generally programs are available September through mid-June depending upon staff availability. Some programs are seasonally available due to the type of program and weather conditions

We hope you enjoy the programs and that they are a beneficial part of your student's studies.

Ranger-conducted programs are offered throughout the park. Topics vary from history and culture to in-depth explorations of water resources.

Self-guided visits of the Fort Spokane grounds and elsewhere are also available with reservations.

Contact our education specialist for more information.

Did You Know?

These folks thought their campsite was far enough away from the water, but woke to find toys and coolers floating away.

Lake Roosevelt is the primary flood control reservoir on the Columbia River. The lake level can rise up to 4 feet per day in spring and drop 1 foot per day in summer. When shoreline camping, find out what the lake level is and don't put a tent close to the water unless you want a chilly surprise.