China Bend Closure
The China Bend Climbing Area is closed until July 15 to protect nesting raptors. 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 »
The Columbia River has a rich Native American history which dates back over 9,000 years. The many tribes of Indians who have lived along this river have seen drastic changes throughout those years, but most would say that the largest catalyst for change was the arrival of European settlers.
David Thompson passed through the region, now part of Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, almost 190 years ago. Originally from London, England, he came across the Atlantic at the young age of 14 to work for the Hudson's Bay Company in 1784.
Asian Pacific Pioneers Along the Columbia River
Did You Know?
The pretty violet flowers of this wild hyacinth grows at Lake Roosevelt. An important food source, its small but sweet onion bulb is still popular. Covered by a fibrous netting called a corm net, excavated and carbon dated corm nets established that people lived at Kettle Falls 9,500 years ago.