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

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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  • Lake Roosevelt NRA Seeks Public Comments on Proposed Fee Increases

    For the first time since 1995, the National Park Service is proposing fee increases at Lake Roosevelt NRA. Public comments will be accepted until October 31, 2014. More »

Special Requests

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Ranger-led activities for students in the field, the classroom and at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area focus on a variety of themes: geology (Ice Age Floods and basalt flows), habitat, ecology, water quality, shrub-steppe, the fur trade and David Thompson, Fort Spokane, and 9000 years of human activity around the lake. These programs will be designed to help you meet Washington State Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) and the Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs).

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.