• 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 »

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?

White Sturgeon of the Columbia River

Lake Roosevelt's sturgeon are 8 to 20 feet long. They are also at least 70 years old. In 1941, Grand Coulee Dam flooded the fast-moving waters they need to spawn. To help out the population, the state of Washington introduced new fish to the lake in 2006.