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 »
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?
Fire is a natural part of Lake Roosevelt's dry forest and desert environment. Park fire fighters, to protect nearby landowners, manage the forest by extinguishing any wildfire, as well as thin, pile up, and burn excess vegetation in winter. Prescribed fires may be lit to burn what is left.