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.
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.Read More
Find Us on the Web - Share Your Memories!
At Lake Roosevelt, we want to connect with you! Look for us on Facebook, Twitter, and Flicker.Read More
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.Read More
Did You Know?
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.