• 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 Now Include All Open Flame

    Due to extreme conditions, all fires at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area are prohibited effective August 1, 2014, until further notice. No open flames are permitted. This includes but is not limited to wood fires, charcoal fires, and tiki torches More »

  • Enterprise Boat-in Campground Reopened

    Effective immediately, the Enterprise Boat-in Campground is open and available for camping on a first-come, first-served basis. More »

Self-Guided Park Visits

Great blue heron at Hawk Creek cove. C. Brauner/NPS

Great Blue Heron at Hawk Creek

C. Brauner/NPS

Lake Roosevelt's stories dot its shoreline, drift on its waters, and hide beneath its surface. Self-guided field trips are an easy way to discover the historical and scientific connections between your classroom and the upper Columbia River. Click the links for more information on self-guided visits to Fort Spokane and other sites.

Self-guided tours require a reservation form to make certain that we can accomodate your class on a given day at a specific location. Please complete the reservation form and return it to our education specialist.

Did You Know?

Wild hyacinth is also known as the douglas brodaia

The pretty violet flowers of this wild hyacinth grows at Lake Roosevelt. An important food source, its small but sweet onion bulb is still popular. Covered by a fibrous netting called a corm net, excavated and carbon dated corm nets established that people lived at Kettle Falls 9,500 years ago.