• The calm, inviting waters of the Spokane Arm. Photo Credit: NPS\LARO\John Salisbury

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

There are park alerts in effect.
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  • 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 »

Doing Business With The Park

Middle of the lake. Wide view of lake with pine trees and hills beyond the lake.

Special Uses Park Permits

Because fees vary please contact the park for fee information.

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area Headquarters
1008 Crest Drive
Coulee Dam,WA 99116

  • Scientific Research and Collecting Permit
  • Archaeological Resource Portection Act (Permit)
  • SF-299 Applications for Transportation and Utility Systems (PDF 382 kb)
  • 10-930 Special Use Permit (DOC 64 kb)
  • 10-931 Application for Commercial Filming/Still Photography Permit-Short (DOC 58 kb)
  • 10-932 Application for Commercial Filming/Still Photography Permit-Long (DOC 80 kb)

Did You Know?

Park ranger patrolling the shoreline

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.