• 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 »

Astronomy At Night - Night Sky Observations

PIA03239: A Glimpse of the Milky Way - NASA/JPL

A Glimpse of the Milky Way

NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Wisconsin

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Program Overview:

Take your planisphere and join the National Park Service Sky Ranger on a tour of the night sky. Learn the constellations, then observe planets, the moon and deep sky objects through a telescope. Put everything you've learned during the day into practice under the stars. Program subject to good weather/clear skies. Larger groups are possible if there are additional telescopes and operators.

EALR 1 1.2.5 - Components of the Solar System and Beyond

Grade: K-12th, parents and teachers
Chaperone Ratio: 1:10
Group Size: Minimum: 10 Maximum: 30 (or 1 class)
Program Length: 1 hour minimum
Program Time: Dusk to dark

Fill out our reservation form to schedule a program or contact our education specialist for more information.

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.