• 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 »

History & Culture

The mighty Columbia River has drawn people to its waters for over 9,000 years. Plateau peoples thrived on its rich fisheries. Trappers and traders plied its currents and rapids. The last frontier post stood watch on its shores. Grand Coulee Dam transformed the river into Lake Roosevelt. Its salmon lost, the new reservoir helped power the Northwest. Today, its scenery and stories wait for you.

 
Three black and white photos. Living History volunteer as a Fort soldier. Settlers, man, woman and two children on their porch. Baby Indian on his mother's back in ornate carrier.
Soldier, Settlers and Indians
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Did You Know?

Colville River.

The Colville River is one of four rivers that empty into Lake Roosevelt. The others are the Spokane, Sanpoil, and Kettle.