Keller Ferry Route Temporary Suspension
Beginning Monday, July 8, 2013, ferry service on the Keller Route will be temporarily suspended for about 5 weeks to upgrade the terminals and fit them to the new vessel. Service will resume on Wednesday, August 14, 2013. Please use alternate routes. More »
China Bend Closure
The China Bend Climbing Area is closed until July 15 to protect nesting raptors. 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.