A Jewel in Northeast Washington

In 1941 the Grand Coulee Dam was built on the Columbia River as part of the Columbia River Basin project, creating a 130-mile long lake. Named for President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area provides opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, camping, canoeing, hunting and visiting historic Fort Spokane and St. Paul's Mission.


Campers at Keller Campground. Photo Credit: NPS/Clayton Hanson

Find Your Place

Most of our campsites are first-come, first-served, but use our Recreation.gov site to reserve space at our most popular campgrounds.

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Find Us on the Web - Share Your Memories!

At Lake Roosevelt, we want to connect with you! Look for us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Flicker.

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Aspen leaf in stream near Spring Canyon. Photo Credit: NPS/Todd Stellhorn

The River's Classroom

Bring your classroom to the park, or the park to your classroom. Learn more about the mighty Columbia River with one of our education programs.

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