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

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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  • Upcoming Prescribed Burns

    Fire crews will implement at prescribed burn at Rickey Point as early as April 16th. Burning is dependant on weather. More »

  • 2014 Youth Conservation Corps

    Lake Roosevelt NRA is now accepting applications for our 2014 Youth Conservation Corps positions. More »

  • 2014 Spring Prescribed Fire Burning Notice

    Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area may implement up to 3 of the following prescribed fires during the spring of 2014. More »

  • Keller Ferry Campground Under New Management

    Keller Ferry Campground is now managed by Dakota Columbia. Reservations can now be made on-line through Sunrise Reservations. More »

Solar System Round-Up

PIA12114: Photojournal Home Page Graphic 2009 (Artist Concept) - NASA/JPL 2009

The Solar System

NASA/JPL

Program Overview:
Choose one or all:
"Worlds in Comparison" - Make a scale model of our solar system which compares the relative sizes of the planets. (50-90 minutes)
"Pocket Solar System" - Make a scale model of our solar system which compares the distances between the planets and the planets and the sun. (45 minutes)
"Solar System Hike" - Take a walk through the solar system to scale. (60 minutes)

Activities are from Astronomy From the Ground Up and presented by a National Park Service Sky Ranger.


EALR 1 1.2.5Components of the Solar System and Beyond (6 and 8)
2009 Science Standards: EALR4 4-5 ES1D

Grade: 4th-8th
Group Size: Minimum: 10 Maximum: 30 (or 1 class)
Program Length: 45-90 minutes

Fill out the reservation form to schedule a program or 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.