Fire Restrictions Established at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
In accordance with the 36 CFR §1.5(a)(1), Superintendent Dan Foster has established a restriction for campfires on the exposed lakebed. Campfires in park-provided fire grates at developed campgrounds are allowed. 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?
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.