Fire Restrictions Now Include All Open Flame
Due to extreme conditions, all fires at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area are prohibited effective August 1, 2014, until further notice. No open flames are permitted. This includes but is not limited to wood fires, charcoal fires, and tiki torches More »
Enterprise Boat-in Campground Reopened
Effective immediately, the Enterprise Boat-in Campground is open and available for camping on a first-come, first-served basis. More »
Natural Features & Ecosystems
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is contained within three distinct geologic provinces: the Okanogan Highlands , the Kootenay Arc, and the Columbia Plateau—which has been sculpted by the Ice Age floods.
Over millions of years, intermittent lava flows created the Columbia Basin and tectonic action uplifted these basalt layers and nearby mountains that form the landscape within which Lake Roosevelt is located.
Did You Know?
A common rumor at Lake Roosevelt is that the National Park Service controls the lake level. This is not true. The lake level is controlled by Bureau of Reclamation computers that optimize lake levels for only five things: flood control, power production, irrigation, dam repairs, and salmon runs.