• 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 Established at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

    In accordance with the 36 CFR §1.5(a)(1), Superintendent Dan Foster has established a restriction for campfires on the exposed lakebed. Campfires in park-provided fire grates at developed campgrounds are allowed. More »

Traveling Trunks

Traveling trunks and kits are an excellent way to enhance your student's understanding of the National Parks, the environment, local history and our area. Bring props and materials that are otherwise hard to find to your classroom! There are ideas for stand-alone activities as well as materials that can supplement your own classroom curriculum ideas. Trunks feature reproduction and original artifacts, maps, posters, and resource materials such as books, videos, CDs and DVDs.

Each kit is packaged for shipment. The park will ship the trunk or kit to your school on the first date of the reservation. You ship the trunk back to the park on the last date indicated on the reservation. You may pick up and return the trunk in person if you wish to save expenses.

NOTE: All shipping costs are the responsibility of the borrowing organization. There is no rental fee.

The following trunks and kits are available for loan to schools in Washington and Idaho within a 150 mile radius of Lake Roosevelt NRA. Others may contact the park for reservation information and availability.

Avian Mystery Kit
Fort Spokane: Duty, Discipline and Diversion
Fur Trade and David Thompson
American Indians of the Fur Trade
David Thompson: Mapmaker and Explorer
Project WILD Salmon Note: this trunk is available for PickUp ONLY as it is very heavy

Download information and reservation forms here or contact our education specialist for more information or to reserve a trunk.

Did You Know?

Construction equipment for clearing the lakebed

When the Grand Coulee Dam was finished and the lake filled, 11 towns were submerged. Every structure was cleared or burned. Soon, the rising waters covered the forlorn concrete foundations with water and darkness. Some towns died, others were built above the new lake, replacing what was lost.