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

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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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?

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.